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'Ice Bucket Challenge' Helps Raise $15M for ALS

Posted August 18th, 2014 @ 4:11pm

Posted Monday, August 18th 2014 @ 12pm  by Matt Cantor

(NEWSER) – In the few weeks since July 29, the ALS Association has gotten more than $15 million in donations. 

Over the same period last year, that figure was around $1.7 million, the New York Times reports. The big difference, of course, is the "Ice Bucket Challenge," which calls on people to donate $100 to ALS or dump a bucket of freezing cold water on their heads. 

Some 1.2 million people have posted videos of themselves doing so on Facebook this summer, the Times reports; many of those who pour the water also donate.

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