IT'S TAKEN SOCIAL MEDIA BY STORM.
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS POSTED OF PEOPLE DUMPING ICE OVER
BUT THERE'S A PURPOSE TO THE LATEST INTERNET BUZZ.
KXLY4'S KYLEE CRUZ IS LIVE IN STUDIO TONIGHT TO EXPLAIN
WHY THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE IS MUCH MORE THAN JUST
FUN AND GAMES.
IT'S ABOUT RAISING MONEY FOR A-L-S.
A DISEASE THAT HAS NO TREATMENT OR CURE.
OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, WE'VE PROFILED SPOKANE NATIVE
STEVE GLEASON'S PUBLIC BATTLE WITH A-L-S.
HIS FOUNDATION - TEAM GLEASON - HOPES THIS ICE BUCKET
CHALLENGE CONTINUES TO BRING AWARENESS TO THIS UNDER
[STEVE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE VIDEO]
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STEVE GLEASON HAS NEVER BACKED OUT OF A CHALLENGE.
IN FACT, HE ALWAYS TAKES IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
in typical gleason he went bigger than the rest of
SO WHEN THE A-L-S ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE STARTING SWEEPING
FORMER W-S-U STAR STEVE DID HIS.
it's steve, totally steve, didn't suprise me at all
STEVE'S STEPMOM JACKIE GLEASON IS AMAZED BY THE SUPPORT.
who would have ever imagined it would be so huge
IN TWO WEEKS.
THE A-L-S FOUNDATION HAS RAISED 5.7 MILLILON DOLLARS.
DURING THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.
ONLY 1.2 MILLION.
remember it's not just about dumping ice on your head
although that's kind of fun.
it's about donating.
and knowing what als is and getting behind and getting
DONATIONS FOR TEAM GLEASON HAVE NEARLY DOUBLED FROM
THIS TIME LAST WEEK.
BUT IT'S MORE THAN MONEY.
IT'S ABOUT AWARENESS.
i had someone yesterday who i didn't know.
ask me what it was.
so it's getting out there and people are asking about
it and trying to learn about it
STEVE'S COLLEGE BUDDIES RYAN THIELMAN AND RYAN DURGAN
ARE TRYING TO GET SPOKANE TO JUMP ON BOARD.
in the end, we want to try to find a cure for als
so all this awareness is helping the cause and locally
spokane can make a big difference in that
STEVE'S CLOSE FRIENDS NOW HAVE A CHALLENGE FOR TWO
coach leach and bill moose we want to see a video
of you of you guys dumping water on your heads.
TEAM GLEASON IS HOSTING THE ANNUAL GLEASON FEST NEXT
SATURDAY FROM NOON TO 11.
IT'S ANOTHER WAY YOU CAN SUPPORT A-L-S LOCALLY.
TO FIND OUT MORE.
JUST HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE AT KXLY.COM.