The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge shows no signs of slowing down.
Over the weekend, dozens of celebrities—including Jennifer Lopez, Nina Dobrev and James Van Der Beek—poured buckets of ice water over their heads to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease. Many famous participants also donated $100 or more to fund amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research projects.
About 30,000 Americans now have the disease, which attacks nerve cells and eventually leads to total paralysis, although the mind remains sharp. Life expectancy is typically two to five years from the time of diagnosis. The association said Sunday it's received $13.3 million in donations since July 29, compared with $1.7 million during the same time period last year. There were approximately 260,000 new donors.