BENEFITING: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
My cousin, James Peter, challenged me with the Ice Bucket Challenge. I've donated to ALS research, but I have not poured ice water on myself...yet.
Instead, I thought there might be another way to do it. In lieu of the usual stipulations, I want to switch it up and incentivize donations rather than frame them as penalties.
So, I'm issuing an open challenge to my friends to donate here:
If I can raise $250, I will take the Ice Bucket.
If I can raise $500, I will take an Ice Bucket from each of my nieces and nephews (that's 5).
If I can raise $1,000, I will dress up like Sub-Zero from Mortal Kombat and take to the streets with ice and water (I'll record it).
If I raise nothing at all, which is entirely possible (and quite likely), ALSA will still have my donation and we'll be better off than when we started.
What is ALS?
I had to look it look it up.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
Money raised will go to the ALS Association, whose mission is:
To lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig's disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
Sub-Zero Challenge. I'm curious to see what we can do.