Ice Bucket Challenge has been catching the social networks' attention by storm for the last few weeks! And the one who benefit most from it recently was The ALS Association, an organization that encourages research initiatives, promotes best patient care and raises awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
The stunt did not start out as just for the ALS Association. Some say it originated from low-key charity drives by PGA golfers. And there's another story that this particular viral campaign initiated from University of Arizona women's basketball coach Niya Butts who was hoping to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.
Currently, with thousands of ordinary people, entrepreneurs, top business executives, sports teams and even, high-profile celebrities taking up the Ice Bucket Challenge, the ALS Association has so far received about USD 4 million, which was far more than the USD 1 million raised at the same time last year!
The ALS Associations' press release on the Ice Bucket Challenge right here!
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I did not have sufficient clout to gain entry into Twentieth Century Fox's press conference at Comic-Con. So, I did not manage to get first-hand experience of the one for "Hitman: Agent 47" which was attended by Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware.
Thankfully, fellow local press person Jedd was there, and he kindly sent me a transcript and some photos of the short session.
There wasn't much about the movie that was revealed by Zach or Hannah that afternoon, but if you are curious what went down, the information is over at my other blog - Red Dot Diva.
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