Friday, 22 August 2014

Thoughts on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I'm sure most of you reading this have come across the challenge that is, the Ice Bucket Challenge. I'm sure, well I hope you know that the challenge is done to raise awareness and money for the ALS charity. Those who do the challenge don't have to donate, but they nominate others. Those who are nominated must do the challenge and nominate others within 24 hours. If they do not complete the challenge within that time, they must donate to the charity.

At first, people were doing it for the right cause and mentioning the charity but of course, young teenagers, specifically girls have taken it as a way to get likes or to look like they're caring. Now the charity isn't mentioned in posts and young girls are doing it in their bikini which we all know is completely unnecessary. What's worse is that people are completely hijacking the challenge and changing what charity the donations are going to, commonly to cancer charities which already get millions each year. In my opinion, the ALS charity created the challenge, it should remain their challenge and all proceeds should go to them.

So if you've been nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge and you want to do it, mention the ALS charity and actually put ice in your bucket! If you've been nominated but don't plan on doing the challenge, then why not donate or at least share something which raises awareness for the ALS charity?

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