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ALS Ice Bucket challenge

Posted by on Aug. 20, 2014 at 9:40 AM
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So, I'm sure most of you have seen the challenge. What do you think about it? Did you do it? Have you donated at all? 

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tiffyhamm
by on Aug. 20, 2014 at 9:42 AM
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I have donated in the past, and I am donating again, BUT I will not be doing the ice challenge, I'm scary like that.  

I love the challenge, over 22 mill raised, more traffic on their sites from people learning about this disease, over 450,000 new donors.  I think it is awesome.  I think the celebs and politicians getting in on it has helped tremendously. 

numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Aug. 20, 2014 at 9:43 AM

I have done it and donated as many people I know did too. You accept a challenge and then nominate 3 people to do it.  If they don't they donate $100.00 and if they do I challenged to donate what you could afford. Then you dump the ice and water over your head and they have 24 hours to accept the challenge.

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by Bronze Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 9:43 AM


   We have done the challenge and donated, my mother in law died from ALS. 

Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 9:43 AM
I'll donate. Doubt I'll do the challenge. It's just not my style.

I thought this was a nice perspective
http://www.bostern.com/blog/2014/08/15/what-an-als-family-really-thinks-about-the-ice-bucket-challenge/
numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Aug. 20, 2014 at 9:44 AM
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http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/08/19/ice-bucket-challenge-donations-reach-22-9-million-to-als-association/

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The viral ice bucket challenge that’s all over your Facebook feed has lead to record donations for the ALS Association.

As of Tuesday, The ALS Association has received $22.9 million in donations over the last three weeks from people who took videos of themselves being doused with cold water.  That’s compared to $1.9 million donated during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 19). These donations have come from existing donors and 453,210 new donors to The Association.

Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

“Our top priority right now is acknowledging all the gifts made by donors to The ALS Association,” said Barbara Newhouse, President and CEO of The ALS Association in a news release. “We want to be the best stewards of this incredible influx of support. To do that, we need to be strategic in our decision making as to how the funds will be spent so that when people look back on this event in ten and twenty years, the Ice Bucket Challenge will be seen as a real game-changer for ALS,” she continued.

So what exactly is the Ice Bucket Challenge? The challenge involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video, posting that video to social media, then nominating others to do the same, all in an effort to raise ALS awareness. Those who refuse to take the challenge are asked to make a donation to the ALS charity of their choice.

Beverly, Mass., resident Pete Frates, along with his family, helped to make the “Ice Bucket Challenge” go viral on the social sites Facebook and Twitter. A former Division 1 college athlete, Frates, 29, has lived with ALS since 2012, and he has worked with The ALS Association’s Massachusetts Chapter.

This viral sensation, which has used the hash tag #IceBucketChallenge, has attracted thousands of followers who willingly dropped frozen ice on themselves and issued the challenge to others.

“This is a creative way to spread ALS awareness via social media and in communities nationwide,” said Barbara Newhouse, President and CEO of The ALS Association in a news release. “We thank Pete Frates and his family for getting so many people involved in spreading the word about ALS.”

WATCH: Erika Tackles The Ice Bucket Challenge

KimmyShaw
by Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 9:53 AM

 I think its is a GREAT marketing scheme but ALS is not on my list of foundations I donate too and I have no desire to dump ice water on my head.

4evrinbluejeans
by KK on Aug. 20, 2014 at 9:56 AM
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I donate to small local groups rather than national organizations with high overhead costs.  

I won't be dumping water over my head.  

SnapIt
by Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 9:59 AM
I think its great but many of the videos ive been seeing lately are weak and ridiculous.
Enough to say, you shouldve (and i hope they) donated

Its called the "ice bucket" challenge and im seeing "small bowls" of water being dumped on necks.
Ice cubes being added right before the dump.
Many not even being dumped over the head.
Its losing its meaning in my opinion

I donated
erika9009
by Bronze Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 6:36 PM

I did it and I made one oversight that was very revealing

I had on a white top and white bra that was kind of sheer.  So, my video went from getting dump on to porn in 3 seconds. 

My top and bra were very see through wet........and I was cold too as everyone could see.

Luckily, I did not have the vid set to automatically post.

So, just a caution for us...........Don't be wearing white.


latashac
by Bronze Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 6:42 PM
Me and my kids did it. I just timed it with the day I was getting my hair done. It also helpes that it was hot that day but damn it was cold. We also donated, it was all in fun and an actual fb challenge that didn't involve anything to do physical harm. I may do it again before the summer ends.
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