By John Glenday, Reporter

May 19, 2015 | 2 min read

The ALS Association has been honoured with a Special Achievement Award at the 19th annual Webby Awards in New York in recognition of the charity ice bucket challenge which took over the internet last summer.

An evening of celebration for internet trailblazers and visionaries culminated with a moving five word tribute to challenge co-founder Pat Quinn from musician Dave Grohl who said ‘Every August until a cure’, sparking a standing ovation from the watching audience.

David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards, commented: “Tonight we celebrated the creative accomplishments of some of the most talented digital innovators and luminaries that lit up the Internet this year. It is a rare opportunity to honor side-splitting comedic performances, addictive apps, transformative social movements, and everything in between on a single stage.”

Webby Awards 2015 highlights:

Webby Lifetime Achievement: Louis Rosetto & Jane Metcalfe

Outstanding Comedic Performance: Chelsea Peretti

Best Actress: Ellie Kemper

Special Achievement: Jerome Jarre

Best Actor: Titus Burgess

Webby Breakout of the Year: Tinder

Special Achievment: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Webby Agency of the Year: Leo Burnett Toronto

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