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Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge

If you don’t know, the ice bucket challenge is this: you must make a donation to the ALS Association or one of its affiliates. You have to donate at least $10 and have a bucket of ice water dumped on you or you donate at least $100 to avoid the pain of ice cold water over your head. If you choose the ice water you should record the event, post it to some form of social media, and “call out” some of your friends for the challenge. It’s as simple as that.

I understand donations are way up.

I was tagged for the Ice Bucket Challenge by my friend and Pastor. I had planned on making a donation to the ALS Association anyway, but thought I’d wait until I was called out. 

Here is a picture of the bag of ice that I am not going to put into a bucket of water and dump over my head. If you know me at all you know that I hate being cold. Even if it seems like a refreshing idea on a hot summer day. Not going to happen.

I like Charlie Sheen’s response to being challenged. 

While I don’t have his kind of money I do congratulate him on a job well done! And I would challenge others to give proportionately based on their own circumstances.

So, while I am purposefully avoiding the icy challenge, I am not avoiding the cause. Can I challenge my friends even if you don’t see me getting soaked? I hope so.

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  1. Chicken. 'Course it would take forever to get your hair dry.

  2. Okay, he did do a great job with it. As for not getting soaked, my reason for participating was due to losing one of my former employers and a colleague to ALS. and recently found out one of my former office mates was just diagnosed with it. It was the least I could do and the shirt I wore was from my former employer, I also did it at work assisted by coworkers all in honor and memory. I did not challenge any one particular person, but in the video challenge anyone who knows or knew someone with the disease to donate.

    1. Thank you so much, Jodi. It's all about awareness and fundraising. I suspect that many people have been touched by ALS; we are just learning about it. For myself, as I mentioned in a previous post, I know of three people who died from it. Everyone they knew has been affected. Again, Thanks!

  3. Sure you can challenge people without getting soaked... my family thanks you!! Not sure what I'll do if I get called out. Hasn't happened yet.