ALS ice bucket challenge

When I first heard about the challenge, I thought it was a great idea. Then I started seeing hundreds of videos of different people trying to outdo the others with their challenge. Then I started thinking it was a fad. Now it’s everywhere on the Internet and television.

ALS is a serious disease, I agree. At any given time, there are 30,000 Americans with it. On a larger scale, that’s about one ten-thousandth of one percent of the population.

We have donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for two years straight. There’s also Alzheimer’ Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Leukemia charities which should be considered. Why single out ALS? We need a bigger picture.

This Aussie newscaster has summed it up succinctly.

For reference, read the following article which shines a different light on the subject.

Sir Patrick Stewart did it best.

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One Response to ALS ice bucket challenge

  1. Jeff says:

    I wouldn’t say that ALS is being singled out, but the awareness is out there for sure now. Before it wasn’t. Unfortunately not everyone (like myself) is able to donate the $100, so we opted for the ice water.

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