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Monday, Aug 25, 2014

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Funds flood in, thanks to Ice Bucket Challenge

China Daily/ANN | Monday, Aug 25, 2014

CHINA - A centre that carries out research into rare diseases has received a huge financial boost from the Ice Bucket Challenge.

The global craze, which was launched to raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, has attracted widespread support across the country.

As of Friday, the challenge had raised more than 8.5 million yuan (S$1.38 million) for the China-Dolls Center for Rare Disorders, a non-profit organisation. The centre received only 2 million yuan in the whole of last year. Participants are asked to either drench themselves in ice water or donate to ALS research.

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