So there’s this little thing going on around social media call the ALS #IceBucketChallenge.
If you haven’t heard of it yet, first let me say:
“Hi, welcome to the internet. You must be new here.”
Second, let me hit you with some info:
WHAT IS THE ALS 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. People can either accept the challenge or make a donation to an ALS Charity of their choice, or do both.”
The deal typically is to donate $10 if you accept and complete the challenge within 24 hours and donate $100 if you don’t.
WHAT IS ALS?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
ALS is more commonly know as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Click here for a great video explaining ALS.
I was nominated for the ALS #IceBucketChallenge by fellow blogger, Mike, from Papa Does Preach. I nominate my blog friends:
NJ from A Cookie Before Dinner
Audrey from Mischief and Shenanigans Lifestyle of the Insane and Delusional
Ginny Marie from Lemon Drop Pie
(Email and feed subscribers click here to see my #ALSIceBucketChallenge video on YouTube.)
-I “danced” with no music. I added it later. Yes, I’ve got skillz.
-I almost broke my neck trying to “dance” where there are holes in the ground.
-My scream was delayed because a chunk of ice went directly down my throat and I started to choke.
-Yes, I did scream “Daryl Dixon!”
(The best character on The Walking Dead)
You can donate to ALS by going here: alsa.org/donate/
And if the ice bucket challenge is getting on your nerves then maybe you should give this article by fellow Pittsburgh blogger, Jennifer Hicks, a read: How Is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Hurting YOU?? (Hint: It’s Not, So Stop Complaining)
Have you taken the Ice Bucket Challenge? Will you?
Let me know in the comments!
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