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An Inspired Attempt to Break the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Record

Buffalo loves its Guinness Book World Record attempts and settings. A couple times a year we hear about an individual or group rallying people together to set a record. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. Regardless of the outcome, the efforts manage to bring us closer together as a community, while usually raising awareness and funds for good causes.

This past weekend, upwards of 650 people gathered together to attempt to break the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. A couple of years ago, the Ice Bucket Challenge was all the rage. Today it symbolizes a world’s combined efforts to raise funds to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease, also called ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). The incredible funding initiative resulted in the finding of a new ALS gene known as NEK1.

Although the Guinness World Record Attempt was not reached – the record breaking number was set at 721 – the overall event was a great success. The attempt was part of an even larger fundraising effort that combined The Buffalo Walk to Defeat ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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