ice bucket challenge floods als association with money
Justin Timberlake, Matt Lauer, Martha Stewart and the Kennedy family did it. They have accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise $2. The National ALS Association has provided £ 3 million since July 29. By contrast, according to an email, a donation of $25,000 was raised in the same period last year Association spokesman Carrie Munk\'s email It works like this: dump a bucket of ice water on your head and nominate others to do the same. Ethel Kennedy nominated President Obama for the challenge. He has passed away, but he is still donating money. The challenge at the moment is to raise awareness of ALS or ALS, the well-known Lou Gehrig disease. The ice bucket challenge on social media has begun. People use IceBucketChallenge to post their own photos and videos on Facebook and Twitter. The virus challenge began with 29-year-old Pete Frates. year- Peter\'s father, John Frates, said old MIT residents diagnosed with ALS began publishing on social media. Former Boston University baseball team captain Frates knows Boston athletes who are challenged. From there, local news stations began reporting, and soon celebrities and politicians began reporting, John Frates said. ALS attacks nerve cells that control the movement of autonomous muscles, but keeps people\'s mental abilities unchanged. There is no treatment for ALS, and there is no cure. People diagnosed with this disease usually have 2- According to the ALS Association, it will take five years to live. Frates says his son\'s story is particularly notable because these diagnoses rarely affect people under the age of 30. Pete is married and will have a baby next month. \"It crashed him during the golden age of his life,\" Frates said . \". Pete is completely disabled now. His limbs are useless. \"Pete can\'t talk because he can\'t swallow anymore, so he has a feeding tube. He used a computer with eye retina software to communicate. His father said that the scope of the ice bucket challenge even exceeded Pete\'s expectations. \"Pete has been a ball payer all the time, so he always said, \'Make it big, or go home, \'\" fritzki said \'. \". \"But he was blown away even for him. \"Follow @ jollieledc on Twitter.