Born and raised in New York, Quinn co-founded the $ 220 million campaign for medical research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The ALS Association welcomed Quinn’s contribution to “the largest social media campaign in history,” adding that the Ice Bucket Challenge has greatly accelerated the fight against ALS, leading to new progress, expanding treatments for ALS patients, and more investment. government in research on FTAs ​​”.

Patrick Quinn was diagnosed with the disease in 2013. The Ice Bucket Challenge went viral on social media in the summer of the following year, when people from all over the world, from celebrities to ordinary people, posted videos and photos of themselves pouring buckets of water and ice in their heads and challenging others to do the same and donate to ALS medical studies.

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The number of Americans with ALS would be between 12,000 and 15,000. It is estimated that between 5% and 10% of cases are hereditary, but the cause of the disease is unknown and cannot be cured.

Politicians, actors, journalists and singers from around the world have accepted the challenge

Many celebrities around the world have accepted the challenge of pouring ice water on their heads for charity. From Romania, Andreea Esca, Loredana, Andreea Marin, Cabral, Mutu, Mihai Bendeac, Tudor Chirilă, Emil Boc, Fuego, etc. joined the campaign.


US celebrities also accepted the challenge. Among them were Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, Stephen Spielberg, Mark Zuckerberg, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Cindy Crawford and

Donald Trump:

Bill Gates:

Steven Spielberg:

Lady Gaga: