My heart goes out to the sufferers of ALS and I believe it is our human duty to do whatever we can to support them and figure out how to stop this terrible disease
Exactly how dumping buckets of ice water on our heads accomplishes this, I don’t know.
The aim is to raise money for research to develop treatments and find a cure. But I’m seeing too many people taking this challenge without having a clue about what it represents or why they are randomly dousing themselves in ice water besides to impress friends that they did it.
I would think it more productive to either volunteer in some productive way towards researching ways to combat ALS, or give a cash donation with less fanfare and more results.
My first impression of the ice bucket challenge was nothing close to what it was apparently intended to convey. All I saw was what seemed to be another time-killing joke just like the cinnamon challenge and other things bored people do for fun.
ALS is a serious condition and I believe any challenge or fundraiser associated with it should be respectful of that. Throwing a bucket of water over my head will do absolutely nothing to sooth the pain of ALS sufferers, but a contribution from my wallet to the people trying to find a cure is 1000% more likely to result in a good result for all.
So, the ice bucket challenge? It belongs with all the other challenges that make Vine and YouTube funnier places. But ALS needs your financial and volunteer support. Think about it.