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Staff Report Just less than a year ago Facebook and Twitter feeds were completely full of people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads and challenging others to do the same to raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative condition affecting roughly 30,000 Americans. News

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Few people think of Iowa City, Iowa, as a hotbed of medical research. But in a roundabout way more Catholics are beginning to take notice of a Catholic, pro-life medical research center. This summer’s ALS ice bucket challenge craze has netted nearly

By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph See video & photos below. Showing his support for those suffering from ALS, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Superintendent of Catholic School Jim Rigg took part in the ice bucket challenge Thursday morning at Elder High School. FAQ: What is the Ice Bucket Challenge, and why

Staff Report The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the nation by storm. Questions about the research supported by the ALS Association, however, have left some Catholics concerned about participating. Here is a quick overview of the situation. What is ALS, what is this challenge, who is the ALS Association,

Press Release UPDATE: See video and photos of Rigg and Otten taking the ice bucket challenge here. Jim Rigg, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and Tom Otten, principal of Elder High School, will take the popular “ice bucket challenge” to support medical research against ALS at