Challenge aims to help put ALS on ice

August 13, 2014 7:09 AM

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Challenge aims to help put ALS on ice

CHELSEA — Steve Saling is not one to turn down a challenge. Even with the devastating neurodegenerative disease ALS slowly sapping his body, he found ways to jump from planes and go downhill skiing. By comparison, a bucket of ice over the head seemed tame.

But that act might have received more attention than almost anything else he has done. Recorded and posted on social media, in step with untold numbers of others who have joined an exploding viral “ice bucket challenge” to raise money and awareness, Saling's frigid dousing got 10,000 Facebook likes ...

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