GREENSBORO - While some of the on-air staff at WFMY News 2 had fun doing the Ice Bucket Challenge, the cause it supports is a different kind of challenge.

The national trend of dumping ice water over your head is meant to raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Right now, there are 30,000 Americans living with the disease. Supporters of the cause say, rising awareness makes a big difference. From July 29 to August 12, people donated $4 million to the ALS Association.

To learn more about the ALS Association or the Ice Bucket Challenge visit their website.

Other ALS sites that you can visit and make donations: or

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