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Viral Fun Is The New Philanthropy 2.0

Forbes | Ryan Scott | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

More than $100 million. That’s how much the ice bucket challenge has raised for ALS, courtesy of three million plus people. According to the ALS...

Here's Yet Another Reason To Love Leonardo DiCaprio

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact

Celebrity ice bucket challenge videos have filled news feeds across America for weeks. Fortunately, at least a few of those willing public figures are...

Man Who Made ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Go Viral Welcomes Newborn Baby

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.02.2014 | Good News

Pete Frates -- a former college athlete with ALS -- is the man credited with making the ice bucket challenge go viral. Now, Frates has something else ...

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The ALS Association has withdrawn applications to trademark the terms "ice bucket challenge" and "ALS ice bucket challenge," after steps taken to clai...

ALS: From the #IceBucketChallenge to Cures?

Robert N. Klein | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert N. Klein

The latest research using stem cell therapy has emerged as one potential new treatment to help patients regain muscle movements and slow the progression of the disease.

Jon Snow Teams Up With The Lannisters For The 'GoT' Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

It's a song of fire and ice buckets. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has finally made it all the way to Westeros as more and more of the "Game of Thro...

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...

More Ways To Challenge Friends And Support A Cause Without Pouring Ice Water On Yourself

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact

The ice bucket challenge fundraiser for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, has already been a massive success despite some controversies. It's r...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - The 5 Keys to Its Huge Viral Results

Steve Sipress | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Steve Sipress

While it may seem as if "everyone" has already done the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (or has been challenge to do it, and declined to join the fun), the viral sensation is still charging full-steam ahead, and may even be just getting started.

Baptism by Ice

Rev. Michelle L. Torigian | Posted 10.26.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michelle L. Torigian

In our church life, there are times when water is poured on our heads or our whole bodies are immersed in pools of water. Through this sacrament we experience that same type of connection to others in our faith. That is baptism.

102-Year-Old Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Says It's NBD

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 08.29.2014 | Fifty

Meet our favorite ice bucket challenger so far: 102-year-old Jack Reynolds. The great-grandfather from Derbyshire, England took the ALS charity cha...

In Defense Of Pamela Anderson

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 10.25.2014 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

How much closer would we be to a cure today if instead of wasting millions of dollars on failed animal experiments, the money had been used to create more effective human-based testing methods that accurately recreated the disease?

A Teachable Moment for Olivia Wilde

Lisa Daniels | Posted 10.25.2014 | Celebrity
Lisa Daniels

Olivia Wilde just became the poster child for why this ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has become so frustrating.

Here's What They're Not Telling You About the Ice Bucket Challenge

Galanty Miller | Posted 10.22.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Dump ice water over your head. Shoot firecrackers out of your butt. Do whatever you can to force the government into putting more money and time and effort into stem cell research.

#IceBucketChallenge: Despite Critics, You Are Helping

Sam Fiorella | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Sam Fiorella

The reality is that many who have completed the challenge have also donated to the cause. Those who have completed the task without donating have, through their online videos, raised awareness and encouraged others to donate.

Why the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Matters

Jose Costa | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Jose Costa

Some people say it is a waste of water, while others say it's a publicity stunt. Some people have criticized the campaign by associating it with "slacktivism." Why throw a bucket of ice water over your head when you can simply donate the money straight to the organization?

#IceBucketChallenge Update: ALS Has Now Raised $31.5 Million

Emily Cornelius | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Emily Cornelius

ALS is a very worthy cause, but there are many worthy causes that don't see this type of engagement and support. The challenge is the restoration of faith in humanity that the media wants to promote and the public wants to absorb.

This Man Has ALS. If You Only Watch One More Ice Bucket Challenge, It Should Be His

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact

Over the last few weeks, social media has gone berserk with the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, as celebrities, tech moguls, politicians, and people everywher...

Why the #IceBucketChallenge Works

Neal Wooten | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Neal Wooten

The ALS Foundation has reported a 1000 percent rise in donations. That's awesome. It's working because it feeds the most hungry of all character traits instilled in human beings -- ego. And it does it while covering that other powerful, but less attractive, trait -- ostentation.

George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Bill Clinton

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Politicians of various ideologies have participated in the ice bucket challenge to help raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as A...

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.

You've Never Seen The Ice Bucket Challenge Like This

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy

ALS Ice Bucket videos have been taking over the Internet, but no one has done it quite like this. Rather than simply dump a bucket of cold, ice wat...

Reject the Ice Bucket Challenge

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Lisa R. Petty

I prefer to donate to charities without fanfare. It is super easy. I just write a check and mail it, or, since it is 2014 and I have Wifi, I go online and donate to the charity of my choice.

Beyond the Bucket: Giving ALS Patients a Voice of Their Own

Mark Malinowski | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Mark Malinowski

Late last year my partner Randy began to drastically decline after years of fighting ALS. He was no longer mobile, he was down to 92 pounds (from a high of 165) and he was losing his ability to speak.

This Man Lost His Mom To ALS; And He Wants You To Know What The Disease Is Really Like

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living

It seems just about everyone is taking the #ALSIceBucketChallenge this month -- from tech moguls, politicians, athletes and entertainers, to teachers,...