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Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $350K in Manitoba

November 19, 2014 11:26 AM | News

Manitobans got chilly and wet for a great cause by raising more than $350,000 from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge through 6,000 donors.

The social media campaign saw people dump a bucket filled with ice water over their heads in support of ALS research.

“The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was a supreme gift and gives hope to those who battle this fatal disease,” said Diana Rasmussen, executive director for the ALS Society of Manitoba. “We are extremely grateful for the amazing support given throughout the province. Thank you Manitoba!”

Donations will also be used at a local level to continue our support services to families living with ALS by providing equipment not covered by government agencies as well as running Canada’s only facility for those living with ALS, the Brummitt-Feasby ALS House.

A total of $16.2 million was raised nationally for the cause.