My friend Allen nominated me to do The Ice Bucket Challenge on Facebook yesterday. After screaming like a girl, as the ice poured over him, I shook my head. Yeah, I’m not doing that. In his video he didn’t say my real name but his nickname for me, so on a technicality, does that mean I can skip the bucket of ice pouring down above my head? I think so! What’s the #IceBucketChallenge? Read on to find out . . .
In Allen’s video, after the girl like scream, he named three people, then posted the video to Facebook and tagged us in it. We were told that we had 24 hours to complete the challenge and that it was to bring awareness to ALS. I wasn’t 100% sure what the video was about BUT I had listened to Z100 earlier yesterday morning and they were doing the same thing. Elvis had made a donation because he didn’t drop a bucket of ice over his head. Greg T was challenged to do the same and in FRAT Boy fashion, he did it and called off other morning show members. Hearing their screams and descriptions of what it felt like to have the cold water thrown on them had me giggling in the car on the way to work.
#IceBucketChallenge gone viral:
Has someone nominated you?
If someone has nominated you for the #IceBucketChallenge you can:
- Record yourself dumping a bucket of ice cold water over your head and nominate someone else
- Donate money to the ALS Association.
“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. “We thank Pete Frates and his family for getting so many people involved in spreading the word about ALS.”
More about the ALS Association:
The ALS Association: What We Do
Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.
As the preeminent ALS organization, The Association leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy — giving help and hope to those facing the disease. The Association’s nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community. The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
If you’d like to make a donation to the ALS Association go here.
— Arelis Cintron (@djRelAt7) August 13, 2014
Have you been nominated for the #IceBucketChallenge? Have you made a donation to the ALS Association? What organization to you donate time or money to?