BENEFITING: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
Okay, so I've been hit up twice now on this "Ice Bucket" challenge where I can either donate money to ALS research or straight up give myself pneumonia.
Let's get real for a second: I'm not doing the ice bucket thing. I don't feel like buying a bag of ice from Wawa and smashing it against the ground for five minutes only to put it in a bucket full of Newark's finest tap water and drench myself in it. This is something my roommates and I would pretty much only do drunk - which, by the way, is the only state in which they would agree to tape me doing this, either. I don't have time for it. (The Mexico City Golden Eagles of Madden 25 aren't gonna win all those games by themselves, you know)
Plus, to be frank, dumping ice water over yourself, while...fun?...isn't exactly doing a whole lot for ALS research. Out of the dozens of videos of my friends doing the Sub Zero Freeze, I've yet to see anyone recording themselves at a desk writing out a big $100 check to the ALS Association. I'm not even seeing the link to donate in half of the videos I'm watching, and in one of them, the link went to the American Society of Landscape Architects instead. (Treating dyslexia should be next on the list)
I'm a man of my word, though, and since I won't be dumping water on my head for a variety of reasons, I have here in my hand a check for $200 written out to the ALS Association ($100 for each time I've been tabbed for the water dump). However, I don't exactly have $200 just lying around, even for the noblest of causes. So I'd like to solicit a little help.
If you guys can scrounge up $175 total, I'll toss in $25 of my own and we'll make an actual, legitimate donation to research a disease that, even today, kills 100 percent of its victims. The ice bucket campaign hasn't been for naught - the association has seen $5 million in donations roll in - so let's put our money where our mouth...or huge ice water bucket...is.
And fine, if we get there, I'll dump a friggin' tote of ice water on myself, you mongrels.
P.S. If you've already donated on your own, feel free to shame me....or just donate again, eh?
P.P.S. That check is figuartive, of course...all actual donations are going right to the ALS Association.
P.P.P.S I'm not 100% sure how CrowdRise works, but you're by all means welcome to donate beyond the $200 I've requested here if the site will allow you. If it won't, you can always donate directly through the ALSA's website.