Patrick Quinn, founder of the Ice Bucket Challenge, has died

Monday, November 23, 2020

 Patrick Quinn, founder of the Ice Bucket Challenge, has died

  • Patrick Quinn, who took the world by storm with the 'Ice Bucket' challenge, has died at the age of 37.
  • Patrick Quinn's death has been mourned by various personalities around the world.
  •  Patrick Quinn is thought to have launched the Ice Book Challenge in 2014 with Pet Freights, also known as the Cold Water Challenge.
  • In this challenge, people pour cold water from a bucket on themselves and challenge another person by uploading a video of it on social media, and if that person does not do so, he has to donate money.
  • This money is used to research and treat a deadly neurological disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
  • ALS is an incurable disease that affects the brain and spinal cord and in which the human muscles gradually stop working, the famous scientist Stephen Hawking was also suffering from this disease.
  • Patrick Quinn contracted the disease at the age of 30, after which in 2014 he started the Ice Bucket Challenge with Pat Fritz, another American with the same disease, which became famous all over the world and as a result of this campaign. I have raised 22 220 million. Pete Freight also died of the same disease in December last year.
  • Leading figures from around the world took part in the campaign, including Bakhtawar and Asifa Bhutto Zardari from Pakistan, as well as Lady Gaga, Bill Gates, Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber, Leonardo DiCaprio and former US President George W. Bush.


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