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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: 1 Year Anniversary

What Happened to the Money Raised via the #IceBucketChallenge?

August 2, 2015

 
 

Last summer, more than 17 million people took the #IceBucketChallenge and subsequently helped raise more than $100 million for ALS related charities. We published a Hot Topic called ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to help donors, many of whom weren't familiar with ALS, make informed giving choices. Our Hot Topic included some observations about the campaign and a listing of highly-rated ALS charities.

Now that a year has passed since the peak of the social media phenomenon, it is time to check back in with the charities and find out how their donations were put to use (it is good practice to follow up with a charity a year after you've donated). To help you with that effort, we asked all the charities featured in that Hot Topic to report on their progress. Reports from those charities that provided responses are linked below (and in the left hand column). 

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