The identified gene is NEK1, which... could provide clues to understanding and potentially treating... ALS. "The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge enabled us to secure funding from new sources in new parts of the world," Bernard Muller, founder of Project MinE and ALS patient, said in a statement. "This transatlantic collaboration supports our global gene hunt to identify the genetic drivers of ALS."
In the summer of 2004, our own Father Rich Vitale from Holy Angels Catholic Church in Ft. Lauderdale was challenged by a friend from Seminary, and accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge. Holy Angels raised over $100 for the cause. You can see the video above!