Corey Griffin was one of the Man Behind ALS Ice Bucket Challenge popularization. But, unfortunately he died in a diving accident last Saturday, August 16 around 2 am (0600 GMT). According the news, Griffin jumped into the water from a building on a wharf that was a popular diving spot on Nantucket Island that cause his death.
Griffin, 27-year-old working in finance, was a close friend of Pete Frates who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. Pete Frates was a former captain of the Boston College baseball team suffering with ALS disease turned the Ice Bucket Challenge into a viral sensation now a days according to an obituary in the Boston Globe.
Nantucket Police Department reported based on a witness that Griffin plunged into the water where he floated to the surface, then went under water again and never came out of the water. A nearby lifeguard responded to get Griffin and performed CPR, but later on Griffin was pronounced dead at the hospital.
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According to the news, Griffin had been raised $100,000 for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research and help on popularization of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. And its popularity has spread around the globe that makes with everyone accepted the challenged even the popular and most influential personalities around the world.
Also Watch ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by Xian Lim, Vhong Navarro, Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano here.
For the record, the following popular personalities who accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, namely; pop star Justin Bieber to former US president George W Bush and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, even Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Charlie Sheen, and lot more.
As of Thursday, August 21, the ALS Association said it had collected $41.5 million in donations from July 29 to August 21 against $2.1 million in the same period last year.
Watch ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted by Vice Ganda from Kris Aquino, Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia, and Anne Curtis here.
In behalf of CenterTechNews, we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Corey Griffin. You may rest in peace and we thank you for your great contribution on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research (ALS) by popularizing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.