My ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

August 23, 2014

If you are not supportive of the ice bucket challenge you have seen floating around social media, I can understand. However, I want to add: you are missing the point.

The point of this is NOT to pour ice on your head to NOT donate. It is to do both. The ice bucket challenge has been a fun and interesting way to come together and bring awareness to a heartbreaking disease.

This disease is called "Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis" also known as "Lou Gehrig's disease".

The "ice bucket challenge" has brought in incredible numbers. Last year the ALS Association received 19.4 million dollars. This month alone that number has doubled with over 800,000 new donors. That is absolutely incredible and shows how well we as people can come together.

Please take a couple of minutes and educate yourself about this disease. There is no cure and treatment is very expensive. Both of my parents suffer from incurable diseases: my father has cancer (not curable) and my mother has multiple sclerosis. Any time I see an opportunity such as this to bring awareness to an awful disease that so many people suffer from and fight on a daily basis, I want to do my part to try and make a difference.

Please donate if you can -- if you cannot donate money, donate time... donate your voice. There are many ways to get involved and make a difference. There is nothing too small or too little; every single person in this world can help and bring change. 

My donation will be in honor of my grandmother Minnie Gallimore who passed away from ALS. 

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  1. I learned this weekend that I lost a uncle due to this and someone in my home town has it and me and my family are donating to help him. Me and my family also did the challenge. and it's great how many actually did it and alot of money was raised.

  2. I love your take on it! YAY you!

  3. You are right the point is not to just dump water over yourself but to donate as well. I think it's great that you accepted the challenge and will be donating. Sorry about your grandmother.

  4. So important to spread the awareness than to just dump water. Glad you shared the message and the importance of awareness. Sorry to hear that you lost a grandmother to ALS.

  5. Great post! SO true that a lot of people are missing the point. I think this challenge is incredible and am so happy with the money and awareness it has raised for ALS.

  6. My ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! nice


    I love that you took the time to do the research - and know exactly what ALS is. I feel that even though people are doing the challenge like CRAZY - most of them aren't donating - they are just FOLLOWING the crowd.

    This is an awful debilitating disease - and awareness and donations are important -

    You are my ROCKSTAR!

  8. my best friend's priest had ALS and her mom took care of him until he passed away. it's such a SAD disease but I am really glad that the ice bucket challenge is raising awareness AND funds for research! xo jillian - stop by I'm hosting a great giveaway on cornflake dreams

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