Yes, I had gotten pretty cocky! I hadn’t been called out for this challenge yet. That all changed yesterday afternoon when Captain Jack Ivins of Team Believe – the team I walked in the 3-day 60-mile along side, last year called me out and challenged me to help make a difference.
Many think its stupid.
I disagree… This is a fabulous marketing opportunity to raise funds and raise awareness for a horrible disease that affects many and is horribly miserable for those who have contracted it.
Why it’s not stupid.
When hundreds of people donate $10 each – you end up with a LOT more than a mere $100 from one person.
When hundreds (thousands) of people post videos of them doing a stupid stunt for all their friends and family and acquaintances to see it begins a discussion about ALS and the research funds needed to help fight this disease.
My Ice Bucket Challenge
I’m going to make him eat my homemade stir fry over spaghetti squash for TWO weeks after this… He poured it slowly so y’all would get your money’s worth!
NOW, START TALKING ABOUT ALS!
What you can do after you are diagnosed
I have a colleague in CA who has been living with ALS for over 18 years. He is very knowledgeable and willing to work with others also affected. If you would like to contact him, here is a link to reach him as well. Please let him know that Tess Brennan of FL sent you.
You can reach him at this link.
Thank you for your time! Make it a GREAT day!