The ALS Ice bucket challenge has become a rage across the globe. It has gone viral with people from all walks of life, including celebrities, taking up the challenge.
By: Express News Service | Updated: August 30, 2014 11:45 am
While the challenge has an element of fun, the basic pulling factor for it is the cause associated – extending support to the cause of ALS.
People who are taking up this challenge are giving donations for research and development of medicinal drug for this incurable disease.
But there’s a catch. A shocking fact that has come to fore is that only 27 per cent of the total donation is being utilised for the R&D of ALS.
Most of the donated money is being used in fundraising and disbursing the salaries of the employees of the ALS foundation.
According to the ECFA, a charitable watchdog, 27 per cent of donations actually making it to the cause they are donated to is unacceptable.