The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was started by Pete Frates and Pat Quinn in the summer of 2014. More than $115 million was donated to the ALS Association to combat the disease.
The Ice Bucket Challenge had a tremendous impact on The ALS Association Texas Chapter and has enabled us to expand our services across the state. As a result of the Ice Bucket Challenge, we have been able to provide $300,000 in financial assistance to people with ALS and their families, established eight new clinic partnerships to provide crucial multidisciplinary care for patients, have connected with 1,530 new people with ALS since 2014, and hired an additional Case Manager to serve the growing ALS population. In addition, we have been able to improve our equipment inventory in our loan closet, to ensure more people with ALS have access to the equipment they need without the financial burden.
Nationally, the Ice Bucket Challenge made a huge impact on research, and we’ve been able to fund groundbreaking projects thanks to you.
The Ice Bucket Challenge was only the beginning! We’re challenging you to continue the movement, and continue making a difference in the lives of those living with ALS. There are many ways to get involved, from creating a fundraiser of your own, to donating directly, or volunteering your time for the cause through advocacy, event assistance, and more. Pick your option below!