History of the Ice Bucket Challenge
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was started by just a few friends and family members of ALS patients in the summer of 2014. As people took part and challenged others to do the same, the movement spread exponentially, growing into a worldwide event. More than 17 million people took part, and $115 million was donated to the ALS Association to combat the disease.
Though the 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge did a world of good, it is still just the beginning of the fight against ALS. Join us in the Ice Bucket Challenge this August and every August until there’s a cure. Working together, we can truly make a difference.
Why Should I Take the #ALSIceBucketChallenge?
ALS is a disease that can strike anyone at any time. It has no cure, no known cause, and a 100% fatality rate. The Ice Bucket Challenge is the first step towards changing that. It helps spread awareness for this once unfamiliar disease, drawing attention and driving research to find a cure.
Your ALS Ice Bucket Challenge donation gives help and hope to those with ALS. By supporting the ALS Association of Texas, you also support every Texan who is affected by this disease. We serve the entire ALS ecosystem: providing in-home medical equipment, transportation assistance, local clinics, support groups, community education, public policy advocacy, and research to find a cure. We’re working so that one day nobody will have to suffer from ALS again.
As an organization, we are committed to transparency and efficiency, and we use every dollar donated to maximize our impact on our community. The ALS Association of Texas is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization under code 501(c)(3) and is registered with the state of Texas as a non-profit organization.