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How the ice bucket challenge helps fight ALS

Many people don't know what ALS is. It stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It's a disease that affects brain cells' ability to communicate with the body. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was a famous Yankees baseball player from the 1920s and 1930s.

The ALS ice bucket challenge videos were inspired by Pete Frates, a former Boston College baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 27. The ice bucket challenge raises money for the cause and spreads awareness of ALS. If you don't accept the ALS ice bucket challenge, you could donate to the ALS fund.

Frates has fulfilled his dream by having his ice bucket challenge video go viral and because of him, people all over the world have participated in the ice bucket challenge or donated money to the cause.

Being members of the student government, we were able to participate in the ALS ice bucket challenge. It was a lot of fun because there were a lot of kids and adults who participated worldwide. At our school, everyone had to come prepared to participate in the challenge. These are some of the things we needed: 1) a bucket 2) a towel

3) ice and water.


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