With news breaking earlier today that there has been a potential breakthrough in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research and money raised from the “Ice Bucket Challenge” being given credit for funding the research, I thought it would be good to remind everyone just how successful and far-reaching the campaign was. Here are the more interesting ALS Ice Bucket Challenge facts and statistics I was able to dig up. Pete Frates and Corey Griffin can be very proud of the amazing courage, leadership and persistence they lent to this great cause.
Please note that some of these ALS Ice Bucket Challenge statistics are easier to find than others, so some of these are based on news reports and not necessarily official organizational tallies. In other words: This is the best I can find, but I don’t guarantee anything.
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Facts and Statistics
Total amount raised to all ALS-related organizations due to the Ice Bucket Challenge:
Amount of money that was raised for the ALS Association through the Ice Bucket Challenge:
$100 million from July 29-August 29, 2014
Amount of money that was raised for the ALS Society of Canada through the Ice Bucket Challenge:
$26 million from July 29-August 29, 2014
Number of views for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge YouTube videos in 2014:
1 billion views
Number of countries that ALS Ice Bucket Challenge YouTube videos originated from in 2014:
Number of times “Ice Bucket Challenge” videos were viewed on Facebook in Summer 2014:
10 billion times
Number of “Ice Bucket Challenge” posts/comments/likes on Facebook in Summer 2014:
Number of “Ice Bucket Challenge” videos that were posted on Facebook in Summer 2014:
Number of Facebook users that viewed “Ice Bucket Challenge” videos in Summer 2014:
Number of times the Ice Bucket Challenge was mentioned on Twitter between July 29 and August 17, 2014:
2.2 million times
Visitors to the ALS Wikipedia page grew from an average of 163,000 monthly views to 2.89 million views in August 2014.
2nd biggest US topic on Facebook in 2014:
Ice Bucket Challenge
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