ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Donations are Funding Research at Emory University

Dr. Jonathan Glass, faculty member in Neuroscience and director of the Emory ALS Center, appears on WSB-TV Atlanta/Action News discussing his research associated with the ALS ice bucket challenge.

Last summer, as millions of people worldwide posted Facebook and YouTube videos of themselves taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge in the name of raising funds and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, skeptics wondered if all that social media hype would translate into something tangible. Short answer: Yes. The challenge raised $115 million for the ALS Association, which in October announced initial grants of almost $22 million to researchers.

"The ice bucket money has really jump started a lot of research projects that I think many researchers have been thinking about and looking for funding for a long time," Says Dr. Glass.

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