This summer’s Ice Bucket Challenge raised a whopping $115 million for the ALS Association.
We’re now learning how the foundation is planning on spending that money: New research projects.
“We are tripling the amount annually that we spend on research,” ALS Association President and CEO Barbara Newhouse told TIME. “We have a sense of urgency, but we also recognize that we have to be good stewards of the donor dollars as we move this forward as quickly as researchers can research.”
Newhouse added that some of the money will also be used to improve the treatment for people currently living with ALS.
“Thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge, we are able to continue to improve the most comprehensive pipeline for ALS treatments in the world,” Newhouse said in a statement. “We now have tremendous momentum in the search for a cure. Our integrated mission, combined with increased collaboration, is accelerating our ability to move potential treatments through the drug development process andRead More »from Challenge accepted: ALS Association shares plans for Ice Bucket Challenge donations