Ice Bucket Challenge Helped Fund New Treatment That Slows Down ALS


About 6 years ago the Ice Bucket Challenge was created to raise awareness and money to help fund ALS research by BC baseball player, Pete Frates who has since passed away from the neurodegenerative disease. Many were skeptical and criticized the challenge for just being a performative social media act, however, it raised over $220 million. It's been recently reported that new treatment for ALS that slows down the process of the disease which is huge news. Now, this isn't a cure but it is a very big step in the right direction and proof that the power of crowd sourcing is extremely viable.