Tania Dall / Eyewitness News
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NEW ORLEANS -- The Ice Bucket Challenge is flooding social media sights to raise awareness and cash for awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Celebrities and people you may know are hopping on board. But, is the viral craze really doing good?
Eyewitness New asked local and national ALS organizations, and they say yes.
“Its really, really made a difference locally and the people that we're trying to help, and obviously on the national level with millions of dollars coming in,” said Tom Capella with Team Gleason.
If you’ve logged onto Facebook, Twitter or Instagram lately, seeing people douse themselves with ice water is hard to ignore.
Celebrities and athletes like Drew Brees added their special touch. Even Gov. Bobby Jindal is joining the cause.
"I want to thank Drew Brees for challenging me to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge,” Jindal said on a YouTube clip posted on his Facebook page.