August 21, 2014

Won't Be The Last You See// #IceBucketChallenge

If you're one of the people who are "sick of seeing the #IceBucketChallenge all over your newsfeed" this post is not for you. I'm sorry that you are tired of seeing people create awareness for ALS or don't agree, or have some other reason for not watching. 
That's fine...I'll continue.

It honestly makes me sad that people are complaining that people are doing this and not donating. Has anyone ever thought of the people that financially can not afford it? Some people may not have the ability to donate online, some people may be struggling to put food on their table, and some of the people participating in this awesome challenge are children! The Ice Bucket Challenge is a phenomenal way to spread the word about ALS and get others wanting to find out more and help find a cure by either making a monetary donation or giving information to other people.

In case you haven't heard yet ALS is Amyotrophic Iateral Sclerosis which you may know as "Lou Gehrig's Disease", which affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. As the disease progresses in the human body, someone in the later stages of ALS may become totally paralyzed. You can find out more by visiting the ALS Association website here.

I think that creating awareness and getting people to the internet, the news, or some other source to find out more about ALS is a beautiful thing. 
With that being said, I poured some ice cold water on my head last night and donated to ALS. 

Another cool event happening for the #IceBucketChallenge is taking place today in Erie at Splash Lagoon. Splash Lagoon is a huge indoor water park and over 50 business leaders are going to participate in the challenge. All of the leaders are donating at least $50 and Splash Lagoon is going to match the donations. 

As I mentioned, children are also getting involved in this challenge which I think is SO cool. Anything that the little ones can learn about supporting a charity, or about ALS itself is a positive thing. Ethan also participated last night and loved every minute of it (as you can see in his silly video).

I will not get bored or mad watching the videos. Keep posting, spreading the word and donating friends! You are doing a fabulous thing for a great cause!


If you have a moment check out Living Lavendar's page may see a familiar face. 

Have YOU taken part of the #IceBucketChallenge? Share a link to your video so I can see!

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  1. I love seeing the videos especially of the people I know! I was tagged and donated.

    1. Same here! Glad you were able to participate...that's awesome Kate!

  2. I think it's great that this has gone viral - it's obviously working, since they've raised so much more money this year! I personally choose to donate to other charities that are important to me, but it's exciting to me that others are learning about causes that matter!

    1. Exactly! I am a huge advocate on donating to great causes. I was happy to learn more about ALS and contribute to the cause. That is SO great that you donated to other charities. Good work girl!