BENEFITING: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
Hiii again Friends!
So, yesterday, "when all my troubles seemed so far away" (Beatles joke), I was "nominated" by a friend to participate in the "Ice Bucket Challenge" for ALS. (You know…the videos circulating social media of people dumping ice water on their heads for ALS awareness).
I've decided I'm going to respond to this nomination in the best way I see fit. So join me if you will…(worth the read I promise)
While I realize its funny to watch our friends get drenched with ice cold water and scream like little babies (some actually very funny)...I am not certain if the message for ALS awareness is getting the proper attention it needs in these videos. I have a feeling not many people head straight to an ALS website after watching these ice-ice baby videos to read up on random facts or stats about the disease. (Which by the way is conveniently located on ALSA.org) ;) (If you knew that, you're a badass and deserve a piece of pizza. You're welcome).
With that said, while my video is just going to be just one of the thousands…(hundred thousands?) of these videos posted on line, I am hoping to do my part in spreading awareness for ALS.
HOW CAN YOU HELP? (which I am sure you're obvisously wondering)... IF YOU OR YOUR FRIENDS ARE GOING TO DO OR CHALLENGE SOMEONE TO THE ICE CHALLENGE and they are going to donate, send them THIS LINK (Its connected directly to ALS and is super simple crowdrise.com/GOODTIMES). This way, if we get more donations ON this page, maybe PAUL MCCARTNEY will be more likely to see (further explained in a moment).
Most importantly like to dedicate this new "challenge" in honor of my friend's mother, who passed away from ALS a year and a half ago. Her name was HEIDI GOOD ("HeidiGoodTimes.blogspot.com)." Her blog (now updated by her husband and children), will give you a DIRECT insight to the life of a mother and wife living with this debilitating disease as she remained in good spirits.
SO Where does Paul McCartney come in you might wonder?...Wellll, it is my goal to raise $1000 and CHALLENGE SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY TO THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE. By the power of social media I feel we can make this happen and make its way to Paul. If not, WE will still be donating to an amazing cause.
HERE GOES NOTHING:
Dear Sir Paul McCartney,
My challenge to you is NOT ONLY to dowse yourself in ice cold water to bring awareness to this challenge and disease, I would also truly appreciate you MATCHING whatever we raise on this page and donate it to ALS.
Love and gratitude always,
PS (If this really does get to you) Huge fan, if you feel up to it after your ice bath…you can sign my arm and I'll get it tattoo'd, since I know you meant to do it yesterday at the closing ceremony at Candlestick, but you were a little busy, I totally understand. ;)