If you’re on Facebook (or even if you’re not) the chances are pretty good that you have heard about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. You may have even participated in the challenge and dumped ice water over your head and made a donation to the ALS Association. But, how much do you really know about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Here are some quick facts on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and some of GraVoc’s own helping to raise awareness for ALS.
- The Ice Bucket Challenge started around June 8th with the principal of “Grab a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, film it, post the clip to Facebook or Twitter and then challenge a friends or celebrities to do the same within 24 hours and/or make a $100 donation to charity (any charity, not just ALS)
- North Shore native and former Boston College baseball player, Pete Frates, was is linked to the Ice Bucket Challenge going viral and spreading across the country for the cause of ALS awareness. Pete was diagnosed with ALS in 2012.
- The ALS Association has raised $7.6 million in donations in just two weeks (from the Ice Bucket Challenge). This is up from $1.4 million raised in the same period last year
- The Ice Bucket Challenge has been accepted by cultural icons such as Mark Zuckerberg & Bill Gates, Jimmy Fallon and even former President George W. Bush
- If you want to know more about the Ice Bucket Challenge and ALS, then watch this quick video posted by Mashable
GraVoc team members taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge