Co-Founder of "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" Dead At 27



Sad news today as we have to report that the Co-Founder of the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” that is sweeping the nation has passed away. Corey Griffin, the 27 year old philanthropist who started the Ice Bucket challenge in honor of his friend Pete Frates who was diagnosed with ALS has passed away after drowning  off of the coast of Nantucket in Massachussetts.

Griffin drowned off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, in a diving accident. At 2:00 a.m. he dove from the top of Juice Guys — a popular diving spot for locals, located on the Straight Wharf. He apparently surfaced once, but was then pulled under by the waves.

via Salon

The “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” has spread awareness and raised funds for research to fight this disease. Take a look at some of these videos, and don’t be afraid to join in on the fun.