Like everyone else, I have been seeing a lot of Ice Bucket Challenges all over Facebook this summer for numerous charities, especially this past week mainly for ALS. And I will admit that I started to get a little annoyed…that is until I learned the history behind how the ALS focus started. Now I am just continually amazed and love watching them!
How Did The ALS #IceBucketChallenge Start?
Did you know this Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS is not even a month old? Since non-profits and fundraising were my focus in college, I am completely fascinated now to watch this magic unfold like social media wildfire and see what can be accomplished when many combine for the same purpose. The funds and awareness the ALS Association/research has gained is awe-inspiring. So cool! Sooooo cool! Knowing this history behind the ALS side of the challenge completely changed my perspective. Thank you ESPN!
What You Should Be Aware of About Your ALS Association Donation?
When you donate to the ASL Association there is a possibility that your donation could fund embryonic stem cell research, which is a problem for most pro-lifers. I did not even think about it until a friend mentioned why they have been hesitating to do the challenge after being nominated. This article gives some great ethical ALS research alternatives for those who have pro-life concerns (Thanks Laurie!). Check out: Send Your Ice Bucket Challenge Donation to Ethical, Successful Adult Stem Cell Research
The Best ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Videos (so far)
I have seen a lot of roundups highlighting the worst videos from the challenge. I would like to focus on the positive These following videos are the my favorite ASL Ice Bucket Challenges, in my opinion, and each one made me smile, laugh, cry or give me goose bumps (the good kind!). I will definitely be updating them as more come out!
The Mesa Police SWAT
This one is a favorite because it has personal meaning. I grew up in Mesa and I went to high school with Mike Kelly, who they are doing git in honor of.
The Old Spice ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
So funny and definitely worth a great laugh! And you have to listen to who he challenges!
“Vanilla, Ice, Ice Baby!” Dance Rap Version of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
They challenge anyone to do one better than them. Are you in?
George W. Bush ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
I love his version of the challenge and especially who he challenges, which reminds me…I need to go see if “(you’ll have to watch it to find out who)” 😉 actually did the challenge.
Donny Osmond ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
I love who he challenges too and the reaction of his camera lady (she made me laugh out loud!). His Challengees should be doing it within the day today, so we will have to wait and see.
Do you have a favorite ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video?
Share the link below or on our Fun On a Dime Facebook wall! I’d love to see them!