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Ice Bucket Challenge Funds Breakthrough In ALS Research

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.28.2016 | Impact

If you dumped a bucket of ice over your head two years ago, this will give you goosebumps all over again. The viral Ice Bucket Challenge helped fund ...

Man With ALS Wants to Be Turned into a Robot

Jay Smith | Posted 02.25.2016 | Impact
Jay Smith

In 2014, 36 year-old Austin, Texas man was given less than two years to live. He was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Now confined to a wheelchair, unable to walk, eat, use his arms, or speak, he is making a public plea to be turned into a robot.

ALS Association Withdraws Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Applications Amid Backlash

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact

The ALS Association has withdrawn applications to trademark the terms "ice bucket challenge" and "ALS ice bucket challenge," after steps taken to clai...

Even Some Humanitarian Hounds Are Getting In On The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.30.2014 | Good News

The ALS ice bucket challenge has taken the world by storm as people have dumped buckets of ice over their heads for an important cause. (To date it ha...

Watch These 50 Celebrities Totally Kill It At The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.28.2014 | Good News

By now, we're sure you've seen plenty of videos of celebrities taking part in the ice bucket challenge. While all of them are raising awareness for an...

Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge Is Not the Same Thing as Actually Supporting ALS Research

Amanda Gutterman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Amanda Gutterman

My dad who died of ALS would be frustrated, as I am, that the Ice Bucket Challenge gives the political adversaries of scientific research a pretext to disguise their views and pretend they haven't made it harder to find a cure, for any disease at all.

The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Has Raised $88.5 Million (And Counting) For ALS. Now What?

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact

Donations from the ubiquitous ice bucket challenge are still pouring in at an astounding rate and supporters want to know how their funds are going to...

Matt Damon Does Ice Bucket Challenge With Toilet Water For 800 Million Without Clean H2O

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact

Matt Damon was conflicted when friends Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Affleck called on him to complete the ALS ice bucket challenge. The award-winning actor wa...

'Ice Bucket Challenge' Breaks $50 Million In ALS Donations (And Raises Over $10 Million In 1 Day)

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact

Updated on Aug. 26, 2014, 1:15 P.M. EST: The ALS Association announced in a statement on Tuesday that donations from the ice bucket challenge hit $88....

Please, Someone, Nominate This Man For The Ice Bucket Challenge! He Is REALLY Ready

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.22.2014 | Good News

We've seen countless ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos, as well as a ton of nominations. Apparently this dude has too, and he's taking his lack of a nom...

Stop Pouring Ice on Clicktivism

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

Social media posts of friends and celebrities taking the ice bucket challenge have been virtually inescapable in the past 2.5 weeks. However, also difficult to escape has been criticism for the challenge, its flaws, and doubts about its effectiveness. Even as the evidence that it was clearly working has piled up.

Man Dies In Tragic Accident After Raising $100,000 For Friend Who Started ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

Associated Press | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact

BOSTON (AP) — A 27-year-old man died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig's disease charity in honor of h...

Obama Declines Ice Bucket Challenge, Pledges Donation To ALS Charity Instead

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact

President Obama is willing to go pretty far to raise awareness for ALS. But he draws the line at dumping a bucket of ice over his head. In recent w...

Ethel Kennedy Adorably Participates In Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Obama

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Ethel Kennedy, the widow of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-N.Y.), took the ALS Association ice bucket challenge at the Kennedy family compound in ...