Don't get me wrong. I love that the challenge is out there because there is so much talk about ALS; however, I just know so many people that are doing the water part when they can actually afford to donate. OR worse, are doing the challenge just because it is a fun thing to put on Facebook or Instagram and don't even know anything about ALS.
If you not aware what it is then click on the link below:
I do not mean to be Miss Downer because this challenge has been heard of all around and that means that everyone has been saying or talking about ALS in some sort of way. That is a great thing because the word is getting out. I just feel that somewhere along that way, the idea behind it got lost and now everyone just wants to be online pouring ice water over their head instead of donating or talking about a disease that, honestly, not many people know about. I think the best way to find out what we don't know is to talk about it and to read about it. The next link takes to you a great site where you get to hear:
I just recently (today) got challenged to do this challenge so I will be donating as soon as I get paid. Sorry to not join in on the screaming, but it is just like the Walk to End Alzheimer's that I do every year. I would rather walk, donate and fundraise for a good cause than to join up in some weird gimmick and not do any of it. Maybe I am Miss Downer?!
Sorry to the person that nominated me that I will not be putting a video up, but know that I will be donating....isn't that the real point of the challenge though?! Isn't that what the challenge is for? Isn't that what the foundation actually needs to help with research, helping those with ALS, etc?
I know, I know...I am the official Miss Debbie Downer...
I am proud to say that my collaborative teacher did something great when she was challenged to do the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. She turned it into a class project full of research, poster creations, presentations and the great finale of winning a chance to pour water on the teacher!!