Former linebacker works to revive Ice Bucket Challenge

According to reports, Tim Shaw, a former American football linebacker, is working to give new strength to the Ice Bucket Challenge with the ALS Association. Shaw wants to make August a month for ALS and raise funds similar to what happens in October, when it comes to breast cancer awareness. He was diagnosed with ALS in April 2014.

According to Shaw, "People ask me all the time, 'What's on your bucket list? Are these bucket list items? I don't have a bucket list. I just go. I just live. I just do, and that's how I want to go from here on out".

Last August, former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates and Pat Quinn kicked off the challenge in an attempt to raise awareness regarding ALS and raised $115 million. Frates is now paralyzed; he eats through a feeding tube and is not able to talk. In 2012, he was diagnosed with the terminal neurodegenerative disease.

On Friday afternoon, Frates was on the field at Fenway Park for the official beginning. The Boston Red Sox put ice water over their heads in order to help launch this challenge over again. When it comes to this year's challenge, there had been more planning such as the beginning on the NASDAQ tower in New York together with all Major League Baseball teams ready to participate.

According to ALS Association chief of staff Brian Frederick, it was found in a survey that people who participated last year were challenged to do so and there are many others who have still not taken part.