ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It's all over your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and even news outlets. Can you guess what I'm talking about (hint: it involves really cold water, ice, and a bucket)?

You guessed it, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This campaign is sweeping the nation and yesterday, my friend Emily nominated me so I decided to participate and donate to this wonderful organization. You can watch my video below:

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects approximately 5,600 people in the US each year (see: this campaign inspired me to do some research). In my opinion, I think this is a wonderful campaign started by Pete Frates to raise awareness and funds for ALS research (grab some tissues and watch this touching ESPN video here). ALS isn't a well known disease but because of this campaign, it is gaining awareness in the public eye and has raised over $40 million for research. The Ice Bucket Challenge has received a lot of criticism, but all publicity is good publicity, and it is just creating more awareness, so keep talking!

If you haven't donated yet and would like to, visit ALSA and you can donate by phone, mail, or online! 

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