Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenged, Raising Awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

  I have been watching my family in the USA take the "Ice Bucket Challenge".  My niece challenged me to take the Ice Bucket Challenge. I thought, why take the challenge, pour a bucket of Ice over your head to get out of donating to ALS?

   The Ice Bucket Challenge is where you video buckets of ice being poured over yourself and challenge your friends and family to do the same. They have 24 hours to accept the challenge and post their video via Social Media or they must donate cash to ALS research.  The Ice Bucket Challenge was started by a Massachusetts resident who has lived with ALS since 2012 to raise awareness for ALS.
Source Time.com 

  The challenge has gone viral and even the President of the USA, Obama was challenged by Ethel Kennedy.

  My family have a very strong reason to support ALS awareness.  My sister's late brother-in-law, Dr Mickey McGrath died of ALS in 2010. 

 At the time of the challenge, I have had a cold, cough and sore throat. I have had it three times this winter (it is winter here in Melbourne, Australia).  I didn't think it a wise idea to pour ice over my head.  I thought by sharing this via my blog and other social media, I could still help raise awareness of ALS.     So, in memory of Dr Mickey McGrath, I donated to Project ALS

Soooo, Have you taken the Ice Bucket Challenge?

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