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'ALS' (LOU GEHRIG's DISEASE) ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

BILL GATES, MARK ZUCKERBERG LEAD TECH BIGWIGS IN ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE 


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The ALS ice bucket challenge has gone viral, and the biggest names in tech have caught the bug. No less than Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, went all in on the challenge, building a contraption to drench himself in ice water. Gates was challenged by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who posted his video on the social network last week. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also posted his ice bucket video, with the help of the software giant's employees. Nadella challenged counterparts Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Larry Page of Google to do the same, and the two also responded with their own videos. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Twitter CEO Dick Costolos also took the challenge. The challenge started in the United States, where common people and celebrities alike chose between dumping a cooler of ice bucket on their heads or donating $100 to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association. ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease after the New York Yankees great, is a neurogenerative disorder similar to Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. — JST/TJD, GMA News THIS IS THE FULL REPORT. WATCH THE VIDEOS, PHOTOS...

ALSO: Celebrities in ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to fight disease 

PHOTO: Toronto mayor Rob Ford stepped up quickly after accepting former Toronto Maple Leaf Tie Domi’s call to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, an awareness campaign for the debilitating disease. In the video, while standing in front of a ‘Ford for Mayor’ campaign sign, brother Doug Ford and Domi dump the bucket of ice water over his head. Ford has called on TV host Jimmy Kimmel, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do the challenge next. Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel responded to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s ice bucket challenge by taking it to a whole new level. Instead of just pouring a bucket of ice water over his head, Kimmel stuffs his pants with ice as his gleeful wife then follows suit with water. To ensure maximum water retention, he even wore rubber fishing pants to keep the cold in. The premier tweeted yesterday that she and her partner Jane will be personally donating $100 to the cause and urged others to donate by providing a link. - See more at: http://www.zoomerradio.ca/news/latest-news/premier-wynne-chooses-donation-ice-bucket-challenge-als/#sthash.6qAICzu5.dpuf. Prime Minister Stephen Harper both opted to donate sans ice.

WASHINGTON: Steven Spielberg, Justin Bieber and Bill Gates are among many celebrities pouring buckets of ice water over their heads and donating to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease, in a fundraising effort that has gone viral. Since June, several thousand people worldwide have recorded themselves getting drenched, then posted the stunt online and challenged others to do the same, or pledge $100 to ALS research.Many have done both, in an effort has raise millions of dollars for the ALS Association, which combats amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Some 30,000 Americans have ALS, which attacks the nervous system and eventually leaves victims paralyzed. In just weeks the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” has swelled into a global phenomenon, with dozens of stars getting wet: Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, James Franco, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez and Jon Bon Jovi are among them.
Politicians and sports figures went at it too, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and basketball superstar LeBron James. Bare-chested English footballer David Beckham got in on the act, as did World Cup stars Neymar of Brazil and Argentina’s Lionel Messi. Normally reserved former US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan can be seen gleefully dumping ice water over his wife, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell.* MORE......

ALSO: What is ALS? The disease behind the ice bucket challenge 

Dr. David Taylo, Director of Research, ALS Canada,  talks about the ice bucket challenge, a viral social media campaign to raise awareness and money for ALS research. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease – has been making headlines recently after a challenge to raise awareness and money went viral. But what is ALS? ALS is a non-contagious disease that affects approximately 3,000 Canadians. ALS Canada says two out of 100,000 people aged 18 and older are diagnosed each year. Some cases of ALS are hereditary – about 10 per cent – where those affected have a particular gene that leads to the disease. But ALS can affect anyone, anywhere, said Dr. David Taylor, director of research at the ALS Society of Canada, during an appearance on Global Toronto’s The Morning Show. Worse still, researchers don’t yet know exactly what causes it. “We’ve made really great strides in the research, though. And we were working with maybe one puzzle piece for many, many years and just in the last few years, we’ve pretty much discovered the rest of those puzzle pieces,” Taylor said. “It’s just a matter of time before we put those together where can develop treatments to slow down the disease.” There are no drugs that can slow down the onset of the disease so until then, Taylor said, treatments are focused on making life easier for people living with it. “One of the greatest things we have is better care,” he said. “Clinics have come a long way with multidisciplinary care to help people live longer and better quality of lives.” What are the symptoms? *CONTINUE READING...

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Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg lead tech bigwigs in ice bucket challenge


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MANILA, AUGUST 25, 2014 (GMA NEW)  The ALS ice bucket challenge has gone viral, and the biggest names in tech have caught the bug.

No less than Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, went all in on the challenge, building a contraption to drench himself in ice water.

Gates was challenged by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who posted his video on the social network last week.


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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also posted his ice bucket video, with the help of the software giant's employees.

Nadella challenged counterparts Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Larry Page of Google to do the same, and the two also responded with their own videos.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Twitter CEO Dick Costolos also took the challenge.

The challenge started in the United States, where common people and celebrities alike chose between dumping a cooler of ice bucket on their heads or donating $100 to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association. ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease after the New York Yankees great, is a neurogenerative disorder similar to Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. — JST/TJD, GMA News

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Gates was challenged by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who posted his video on the social network last week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS6ysDFTbLU
 


MARK ZUCKERBERG ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE VIDEO
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Published on Aug 13, 2014 Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella accepts Steve Gleason's Ice Bucket Challenge and challenges Jeff Bezos and Larry Page to do the same!
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Apple CEO Tim Cook and recording artist Michael Franti take the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit ALS research. Category Science & Technology License Standard YouTube License
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Celebrities in ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to fight disease August 20, 2014 4:12 pm MANILA TIMES


Toronto mayor Rob Ford stepped up quickly after accepting former Toronto Maple Leaf Tie Domi’s call to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, an awareness campaign for the debilitating disease. In the video, while standing in front of a ‘Ford for Mayor’ campaign sign, brother Doug Ford and Domi dump the bucket of ice water over his head. Ford has called on TV host Jimmy Kimmel, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do the challenge next. Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel responded to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s ice bucket challenge by taking it to a whole new level. Instead of just pouring a bucket of ice water over his head, Kimmel stuffs his pants with ice as his gleeful wife then follows suit with water. To ensure maximum water retention, he even wore rubber fishing pants to keep the cold in. The premier tweeted yesterday that she and her partner Jane will be personally donating $100 to the cause and urged others to donate by providing a link. - See more at: http://www.zoomerradio.ca/news/latest-news/premier-wynne-chooses-donation-ice-bucket-challenge-als/#sthash.6qAICzu5.dpuf. Prime Minister Stephen Harper both opted to donate sans ice.

WASHINGTON: Steven Spielberg, Justin Bieber and Bill Gates are among many celebrities pouring buckets of ice water over their heads and donating to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease, in a fundraising effort that has gone viral.

Since June, several thousand people worldwide have recorded themselves getting drenched, then posted the stunt online and challenged others to do the same, or pledge $100 to ALS research.

Many have done both, in an effort has raise millions of dollars for the ALS Association, which combats amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Some 30,000 Americans have ALS, which attacks the nervous system and eventually leaves victims paralyzed.

In just weeks the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” has swelled into a global phenomenon, with dozens of stars getting wet: Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, James Franco, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez and Jon Bon Jovi are among them.

Politicians and sports figures went at it too, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and basketball superstar LeBron James.

Bare-chested English footballer David Beckham got in on the act, as did World Cup stars Neymar of Brazil and Argentina’s Lionel Messi.

Normally reserved former US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan can be seen gleefully dumping ice water over his wife, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell.

* Microsoft founder Bill Gates, recorded himself taking icewater to the head, responding to a challenge by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

‘Incredible’ support

Ethel Kennedy, the 86-year-old widow of senator Robert Kennedy, doused herself and challenged President Barack Obama to do the same. The world’s most powerful man declined but promised a donation, according to the White House.

The charitable challenge’s popularity has spread around the globe in recent days, particularly to Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Germany.

Facebook said that between June 1 and August 17 more than 28 million people mentioned the challenge on the social network, and 2.4 million videos were posted.

The phenomenon can largely be attributed to Pete Frates, a one-time athlete in Boston whose struggle with ALS turned the Ice Bucket Challenge into a viral fundraising sensation.

A flood of funds—$22.9 million from July 29 to August 19, compared with $1.9 million for the same period in 2013—has poured into the ALS Association, which welcomed “the incredible influx of support.”

“We need to be strategic in our decision-making as to how the funds will be spent so that when people look back on this event in 10 and 20 years, the Ice Bucket Challenge will be seen as a real game-changer for ALS,” said association president Barbara Newhouse.

About 5,600 new ALS cases are diagnosed each year in the United States.

The Internet has helped raise support for such causes, notably allowing organizations combatting lesser-known illnesses to raise much-needed money.

Some experts argue that such groundswell movements are narcissistic and give digital activism a bad name.

“The Ice Bucket Challenge went viral because of the potent mix of celebrity, simplicity, and comedy,” warned sociologist Jen Schradie, a doctoral candidate at University of California, Berkeley.

“I doubt most people participating even know what ALS is, and that is the problem with this form of clicktivism: it does not promote a deep understanding or a long-term relationship with a cause.” AFP

FROM GLOBAL NEWS, TORONTO

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
What is ALS? The disease behind the ice bucket challenge
By James Armstrong Global News August 18, 2014 6:35 pm


David Taylor, Ph.D Director of Research, www.als.ca

TORONTO – Dr. David Taylor talks about the ice bucket challenge, a viral social media campaign to raise awareness and money for ALS research.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease – has been making headlines recently after a challenge to raise awareness and money went viral.

But what is ALS?

ALS is a non-contagious disease that affects approximately 3,000 Canadians. ALS Canada says two out of 100,000 people aged 18 and older are diagnosed each year.

Some cases of ALS are hereditary – about 10 per cent – where those affected have a particular gene that leads to the disease.

But ALS can affect anyone, anywhere, said Dr. David Taylor, director of research at the ALS Society of Canada, during an appearance on Global Toronto’s The Morning Show.

Worse still, researchers don’t yet know exactly what causes it.

“We’ve made really great strides in the research, though. And we were working with maybe one puzzle piece for many, many years and just in the last few years, we’ve pretty much discovered the rest of those puzzle pieces,” Taylor said.

“It’s just a matter of time before we put those together where can develop treatments to slow down the disease.”

There are no drugs that can slow down the onset of the disease so until then, Taylor said, treatments are focused on making life easier for people living with it.

“One of the greatest things we have is better care,” he said. “Clinics have come a long way with multidisciplinary care to help people live longer and better quality of lives.”

What are the symptoms?

* Symptoms can begin as weakness in a particular limb, Taylor said. But unlike other diseases where numbness is a symptom, there are not flare-ups with ALS — the numbness instead gets progressively worse and spreads throughout the body.

Some of the early symptoms, including tripping, dropping things or muscle cramping, can sometimes be mistaken for the common signs of aging.

Taylor said the “living wires” which connect a person’s brain to their muscles degenerate, leading to a loss of mobility, changes or complete loss of speech, and eventually the ability to breathe.

Eighty per cent of people with ALS die within two to five years of diagnosis.

The disease is generally considered a muscular disease, but ALS can cause cognitive changes which can result from brain cell degeneration in the frontal lobe.

The cognitive changes might include “apathy, restlessness, mood swings, loss of reasoning or problem-solving ability,” according to the ALS Society of Canada.

Between 30 and 50 per cent of people with ALS experience cognitive dysfunction.

How is ALS diagnosed?

According to the ALS Society of Canada, there is no specific diagnostic test and doctors must rule out other diseases and conditions first.

Doctors will use a range of tests to try and diagnose ALS, including electromyography tests, blood tests, and MRIs.

The BEST Ice Bucket Challenges!

 
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Published on Aug 15, 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge is all OVER the Internet and TV right now! And it's all for a good cause! We've collected some of the best and most memorable Ice Bucket Challenges
Subscribe for more videos! http://full.sc/NfhdwD

Donate now at http://www.alsa.org/donate

Oprah ice bucket challenge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FCxM8jgftw

Ethel Kennedy takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2x1Jt8E2tw

Paul Bissonnette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XOgs...

Jimmy Fallon and the Roots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_kdk...

Justin Timberlake: http://instagram.com/p/rlGTWjydmt/

Chris Christie: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=...

Mark Zuckerberg: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=...

Cory Booker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VgVK...

Ronda Rousey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9gm8...

Lil Wayne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvNDJ...

New England Patriots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9fOh...

New York Jets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skUlK...

New York Giants & staff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP9lJ...

Matt Ryan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44DxE...

Roddy White: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HNeZ...

Aaron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kalqe...

Tom Crabtree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDB9c...

Roger Goodell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baxYU...

Dez Bryant & Tony Romo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSjLf...

Colts quarterbacks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdI12...

Matt Lauer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p0hL...

Martha Stewart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkzm0...

Ansel Elgort: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g42Ul...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YDxB...

Jay and Dan from Fox Sports: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPS4L...

Rachel Maddow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4h6C...

Tyler Seguin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8xVP...

Speedo Kid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aewur...

Kate Mara: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkpur...

Sidney Crosby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqkU2...

Michelle Wie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N8IP...

Jason Varitek: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgn9I...

Carson Daly, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-a40...

Darius Rucker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OBAz...

Rep. Brian Sims: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nbVX...

Massachusetts State Police: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5AKR...

Mark Kaye: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J83oE...


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