YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — The ALS Association says a co-founder of the viral ice bucket challenge has died at the age of 37. The organization announced that Pat Quinn died Sunday. He helped inspire participation in the social media challenge, which has raised more than $200 million worldwide for Lou Gehrig’s disease research. Quinn was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2013. The organization said that in 2014, he helped popularize the ice bucket challenge, where participants were dared to take a bucket of ice water, dump it over their head, post a video on social media and ask others to do the same or to make a donation. Thousands participated and videos received millions of views.
Photo courtesty of Scott Kauffman/The ALS Association via AP
The ALS Association says a co-founder of the viral ice bucket challenge has died at the age of 37.
Posted: Nov 23, 2020 10:09 AM
- Co-Founder of Viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Dies at 37
- Kent Taylor, Texas Roadhouse founder and CEO, dies at 65
- Dominion sues MyPillow founder for $1.3 billion over election conspiracy theories
- Summer Reading Challenge Extended to August 15
- Louisiana challenges California ban on alligator products
- Progress in restoring electricity, water challenges remain
- Al Takes A Staycation In New Iberia
- Mayor of Estherwood Dies
- CDC report: Double-masking can block more than 90 percent of viral particles
- Viral Food Trend Alert! Butter And Saltine Crackers Are Taking The Internet By Storm
Scroll for more content...