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Ice Bucket Challenge: Where Did The Money Go? | NBC Nightly News

Ice Bucket Challenge: Where Did The Money Go? | NBC Nightly News


FUNDS FOR ALS RESEARCH. RON MOTT TONIGHT ON RESEARCH. RON MOTT TONIGHT ON HOW THAT MONEY IS RON MOTT TONIGHT ON HOW THAT MONEY IS MAKING A HUGE HOW THAT MONEY IS MAKING A HUGE DIFFERENCE. MAKING A HUGE DIFFERENCE.>>Reporter: ONE BY DIFFERENCE.>>Reporter: ONE BY ONE FROM LeBRON JAMES>>Reporter: ONE BY ONE FROM LeBRON JAMES TO BILL GATES TO ONE FROM LeBRON JAMES TO BILL GATES TO OPRAH. TO BILL GATES TO OPRAH. 17 MILLION AMERICANS OPRAH. 17 MILLION AMERICANS SOAKED UP A GOOD CAUSE 17 MILLION AMERICANS SOAKED UP A GOOD CAUSE IN THE SUMMER OF 2014 SOAKED UP A GOOD CAUSE IN THE SUMMER OF 2014 AND FLOODED SOCIAL IN THE SUMMER OF 2014 AND FLOODED SOCIAL MEDIA. AND FLOODED SOCIAL MEDIA. THE ICE BUCKET MEDIA. THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WAS MORE THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WAS MORE THAN A SPLASH, RAISING CHALLENGE WAS MORE THAN A SPLASH, RAISING $115 MILLION. THAN A SPLASH, RAISING $115 MILLION. IT WAS A LIFE CHANGER $115 MILLION. IT WAS A LIFE CHANGER FOR PEOPLE WITH ALS OR IT WAS A LIFE CHANGER FOR PEOPLE WITH ALS OR LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE. FOR PEOPLE WITH ALS OR LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE.>>I GOT THE LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE.>>I GOT THE DIAGNOSIS, MY FAMILY,>>I GOT THE DIAGNOSIS, MY FAMILY, I GOT THE DISEASE. DIAGNOSIS, MY FAMILY, I GOT THE DISEASE.>>FOR CLAY AARONS, I GOT THE DISEASE.>>FOR CLAY AARONS, THE CHALLENGE WAS>>FOR CLAY AARONS, THE CHALLENGE WAS LITERALLY MOVING. THE CHALLENGE WAS LITERALLY MOVING. WHAT’S BEEN THE IMPACT LITERALLY MOVING. WHAT’S BEEN THE IMPACT OF ALL THAT COLD ICE WHAT’S BEEN THE IMPACT OF ALL THAT COLD ICE WATERFALLING ON OF ALL THAT COLD ICE WATERFALLING ON PEOPLE’S HEADS? WATERFALLING ON PEOPLE’S HEADS?>>A REQUEST FOR A PEOPLE’S HEADS?>>A REQUEST FOR A APPOINTMENT ALLOWED ME>>A REQUEST FOR A APPOINTMENT ALLOWED ME TO GET A SCOOTER, AND APPOINTMENT ALLOWED ME TO GET A SCOOTER, AND GAVE ME FREEDOM. TO GET A SCOOTER, AND GAVE ME FREEDOM.>>Reporter: FOR GAVE ME FREEDOM.>>Reporter: FOR PEOPLE WITH ALS, THAT>>Reporter: FOR PEOPLE WITH ALS, THAT FREEDOM IS FLEETING. PEOPLE WITH ALS, THAT FREEDOM IS FLEETING. AS THE NEUROMUSCULAR FREEDOM IS FLEETING. AS THE NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDER INCREASINGLY AS THE NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDER INCREASINGLY ROBS THE BODY OF ITS DISORDER INCREASINGLY ROBS THE BODY OF ITS MOTOR FUNCTIONS. ROBS THE BODY OF ITS MOTOR FUNCTIONS.>>THE ICE BUCKET MOTOR FUNCTIONS.>>THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE HELPED FUND>>THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE HELPED FUND THE SCOOTER FOR US, CHALLENGE HELPED FUND THE SCOOTER FOR US, AND THAT HAS MADE A THE SCOOTER FOR US, AND THAT HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR AND THAT HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR LIVES. DIFFERENCE IN OUR LIVES.>>Reporter: THE LIVES.>>Reporter: THE SCOOTER HE RECEIVED>>Reporter: THE SCOOTER HE RECEIVED MEANT HIS SERVICE DOG SCOOTER HE RECEIVED MEANT HIS SERVICE DOG COULD RETIRE AND MEANT HIS SERVICE DOG COULD RETIRE AND BECOME A REGULAR AND COULD RETIRE AND BECOME A REGULAR AND BELOVED FAMILY MEMBER. BECOME A REGULAR AND BELOVED FAMILY MEMBER.>>THE NUMBER ONE BELOVED FAMILY MEMBER.>>THE NUMBER ONE THING THIS CHALLENGE>>THE NUMBER ONE THING THIS CHALLENGE DID FOR THE ALS THING THIS CHALLENGE DID FOR THE ALS COMMUNITY IS BRING DID FOR THE ALS COMMUNITY IS BRING HOPE. COMMUNITY IS BRING HOPE. WE WENT OUT AND BOUGHT HOPE. WE WENT OUT AND BOUGHT ALL OF THE PIECES OF WE WENT OUT AND BOUGHT ALL OF THE PIECES OF EQUIPMENT THAT PEOPLE ALL OF THE PIECES OF EQUIPMENT THAT PEOPLE WERE WAITING FOR AND EQUIPMENT THAT PEOPLE WERE WAITING FOR AND DELIVERED IT TO THEIR WERE WAITING FOR AND DELIVERED IT TO THEIR DOOR. DELIVERED IT TO THEIR DOOR.>>Reporter: OTHER DOOR.>>Reporter: OTHER CHAPTERS DID THE SAME,>>Reporter: OTHER CHAPTERS DID THE SAME, A GENOME CENTER WAS CHAPTERS DID THE SAME, A GENOME CENTER WAS FUNDED IN NEW YORK. A GENOME CENTER WAS FUNDED IN NEW YORK. KIDS PROGRAMS WERE FUNDED IN NEW YORK. KIDS PROGRAMS WERE EXPANDED IN COLORADO. KIDS PROGRAMS WERE EXPANDED IN COLORADO.>>THE ICE BUCKET EXPANDED IN COLORADO.>>THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE REALLY DID>>THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE REALLY DID HELP US ADVANCE OUR CHALLENGE REALLY DID HELP US ADVANCE OUR RESEARCH. HELP US ADVANCE OUR RESEARCH. IT MORE THAN TRIPLED RESEARCH. IT MORE THAN TRIPLED OUR OWN RESEARCH BURG IT MORE THAN TRIPLED OUR OWN RESEARCH BURG ET HERE AT THE OUR OWN RESEARCH BURG ET HERE AT THE ASSOCIATION. ET HERE AT THE ASSOCIATION. AND IT ALLOWED US TO ASSOCIATION. AND IT ALLOWED US TO INVOLVE NEW SCIENTISTS AND IT ALLOWED US TO INVOLVE NEW SCIENTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD INVOLVE NEW SCIENTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN ALS. FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN ALS.>>Reporter: CLAY AND IN ALS.>>Reporter: CLAY AND HIS FAMILY SAVER TIME.>>Reporter: CLAY AND HIS FAMILY SAVER TIME.>>WE ALWAYS TRIED TO HIS FAMILY SAVER TIME.>>WE ALWAYS TRIED TO LIVE OUR LIFE.>>WE ALWAYS TRIED TO LIVE OUR LIFE. TOMORROW ISN’T LIVE OUR LIFE. TOMORROW ISN’T GUARANTEED. TOMORROW ISN’T GUARANTEED.>>Reporter: FROM HIS GUARANTEED.>>Reporter: FROM HIS OWN ICE BUCKET>>Reporter: FROM HIS OWN ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE TO BUCKET

Comments (11)

  1. First Comment , View & Like ! Good question. Wish I had some !

  2. the money goes to someone's pocket. you welcome.

  3. From the title, I thought it was some sort of scandal where the money just mysteriously disappeared.

  4. About time no one got scammed these people really needed it

  5. Do a serie like that with Red Cross Haiti's earthquake money please. I'm begging. They raise over 500 millions (American with good hearts money), Haiti has gotten worst and Red Cross is no where no be seen

  6. Thank God The Clinton’s weren’t involved so those in need got the money and equipment.

  7. Mercury, aluminum and other heavy metals in the vaccines cause ALS, MS, and other degenerative diseases. Do your own research folks!

  8. Can we get an F in the chat for their head

  9. Good grief!!
    A good news story!!!…..for once!

  10. How many millions of litres of good water was wasted on this stupid endeavor? I mean clean water in USA is getting to be pretty scarce resource, yet your medias encourage people to waste water like this. Nice going, imbeciles. Real nice.

  11. Why would you pour a bucket of ice on your head? Why not just donate the money?

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