What is ALS?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
America is crazy over the Ice Bucket Challenge for the ALS victims and donation. From the billionaires to the famous, they are accepting the challenge to create awareness for the disease. See the videos of them below
Oprah Winfrey, Celebrity and Talk Show Host and perhaps the funniest of all
Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook
Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft and perhaps the coolest bucket challenge of all.
Larry and Sergey, owner of Google
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon
Martha Stewart, TV Personality and Talk Show Host
Steven Spielberg, Movie Director
Elon Musk, owner of TESLA CARS
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft