Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Say what you will about social media.  You either love or hate it.  Either way, it's amazing what it's done to promote the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

ALS  hits close to home at our house, my husband lost his Father to ALS.  I'd given little thought to whether or not I would take the challenge .... until Monday morning.  I received an email with an urgent subject line from the administrative assistant for the COO where I work.  Those are the ones you open quickly.  Turns out our COO had been challenged by a couple of companies to take the challenge and he was looking for some associates to join him.  Luckily for us, it was a hot August day in Nebraska and we were taking the challenge at 3:00 in the afternoon.  Unluckily for us, the ice water was being dispensed by a firetruck.  As it turns out the water wasn't that cold but it went on for what seemed like FOREVER!!  Despite being soaked, it was fun and I'm glad I did it.

 

I challenged my husband and three good friends.  It's been a fun week watching everyone pass it on.  
In addition to the challenge and the fun, it's important to not to forget to donate. 

2 comments:

  1. A challenge for a good cause. Great that it was a warm day!

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  2. My daughter did one too - you should have heard her scream when the ice water was dumped on her :) All for a very good and heart-wrenching cause.

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