Thursday, August 21, 2014

I'm Not About That #ALSBucketChallenge Life

Let's talk about the ALS Bucket Challenge . . .

I'm vain. I admit it. I'm not about to submit my thick fro to a bucket of ice, but it's been entertaining watching others do it and when it goes wrong, boy does it go wrong:

There's also been quite a bit of foolishness around this challenge including this I saw on Awesomely Luvvie's Facebook wall (she expressed how ignorant this comparison is which you can read more about here):

Anyway, I knew it'd be a matter of time before someone would nominate me and lo and behold my sister did, but I quickly had to tell her to go somewhere with that. 

While some people are getting up in arms about this challenge happening at a time when there's so much turmoil domestically and abroad, I believe there's room for multiple causes and concerns. Are we that simple that we have to be one-track minded on issues? What law is there that we can only focus on one or two at a time? 

I remember first learning about ALS in Boston during a talk I attended for my job. It was eye-opening in the same way I believe this challenge is. Awareness is key for so many causes. 

Oh and if you want to see a pretty cool round-up of celebrities fulfilling the challenge click here.

I, on the other hand, will be making a donation. 

What are your thoughts on the challenge? Ill-timed or doesn't matter? Have you taken the challenge?