Scientists informed the Washington Post that some of the $220 million raised globally from the challenge has already gone to good use. “The money came at a critical time” per one researcher and helped fund a Johns Hopkins study that may be just what ALS patients need.
Update: This just got even better. Research funded by the $100 million in Ice Bucket Challenge donations has identified a gene associated with ALS. While the gene isn’t found in all ALS patients, it may lead to the next step in treatment.
Uhm… not to be raining on anyone’s parade, but, here I am, sharing what looks to me a lot like rain.