Donations year ago when challenge iced bucket of water, which had inflamed social networks, have funded research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to 15 million in Canada, ten times more than the annual investment in previous years.
In press conference this morning, the President of the Canadian ALS, Tammy Moore, said the generosity of Canadians who participated in the “Ice Bucket Challenge” enabled his organization “have financial resources without previous “.
In Canada, 3,000 people are living with ALS, a neurodegenerative disease that causes progressive paralysis and eventually death.
In 2014, the campaign of the bucket of ice water went viral on social networks. The challenge was to pour a bucket of water on her head asking to three of our loved ones to do the same. Each participant was committed to donate to ALS. In Canada, 26 million had been collected.
In addition to the 15 million who went to research, $ 4.4 million went to direct support to ALS patients.