In 2014, the Ice Bucket Challenge, which challenged people to pour buckets of ice-cold water over their heads and donate to research, became famous on the Internet. Celebrities along with over 17 million people from all over the world participated and posted their feat online. Thanks to the funds raised – close to 115 million dollars – 80 scientists from 11 countries were able to do research and identify the gene responsible for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The finding has brought scientists a step closer to a potential cure.

People with ALS lose their ability to initiate and control muscle movement. This o en leads to total paralysis and death. Physicist Stephen Hawking is the most well-known person to have had the disease. As many as 15,000 people have ALS in Brazil; this corresponds to less than 1% of the population.



1. What was the ice bucket challenge? When did it take place?
2. What was the main benefit of the campaign?
3. How much did each challenge participant raise on average?


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  • Chapel Class 2

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