Going Viral – ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Talk about viral. Great viral campaign of 2014.

“It’s going around” to say the least. In less than two weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge has transcended sports and spread into politics and pop culture, and by the way it is raising millions of dollars. ALS donations have increased by best guesses of $6-$9 million dollars to date (8/17/14).

This viral phenomenon began with the University of Arizona women’s basketball coach, Niya Butts, who made the Cold Water Challenge popular earlier in hopes of raising awareness and money for breast cancer research. It then spread to the ALS organization.

Here is my son Matthew doing the challenge this week.

Celebrities who have done the challenge:

  • Jimmy Fallon – nice famous guy 
  • Bill Gates – Rich 
  • Mark Zuckerberg – you know 
  • Chris Christie – Governor 
  • Jeff Bezos – Amazon 
  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin from Google 
  • Tim Cook from Apple 
  • Dick Costolo of Twitter 
  • Lady Gaga 
  • Oprah 
  • And so on… 

And the list goes on…

What is ALS – About ALS – The ALS Association http://bit.ly/1pjHZKc
Ice Bucket Challenge – The ALS Association http://bit.ly/1t4Vz3N

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