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Old 08-15-2014, 03:16 PM
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In support of the ALS Association, there are so many famous people taking on this challenge and giving to ALS Research. My favorite today was seeing Bill Gates take the challenge from Mark Zuckerberg -

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=2&theater

Please share your personal ALS stories and those of your favorite celebrities taking the challenge .

Just in case you're unfamiliar with the Ice Bucket Challenge, more info from the ALS website regarding the challenge is below -

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Takes U.S. by Storm - The ALS Association

August 12, 2014

In the last two weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge has quite literally “soaked” the nation. Everyone from Ethel Kennedy to Justin Timberlake has poured a bucket of ice water over his or her head and challenged others do the same or make a donation to fight ALS within twenty-four hours.

Between July 29 and today, August 12, The ALS Association and its 38 chapters have received an astonishing $4 million in donations compared to $1.12 million during the same time period last year. The ALS Association is incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support from those people who have been doused, made a donation, or both. Contributions further The Association’s mission to find a cure for ALS while funding the highest quality of care for people living with the disease.

"We have never seen anything like this in the history of the disease,” said Barbara Newhouse, President and CEO of The ALS Association. “We couldn’t be more thrilled with the level of compassion, generosity and sense of humor that people are exhibiting as they take part in this impactful viral initiative."

With only about half of the general public knowledgeable about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, the Ice Bucket Challenge is making a profound difference. Since July 29, The Association has welcomed more than 70,000 new donors to the cause.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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Yep...more National Stupidity.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:17 AM
 
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Sorry but wasting water just isn't my cup of tea. I'm so over this whole bucket challenge thing.

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Old 08-18-2014, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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How does a bunch of rich people dumping water on their heads help people who are paralyzed and dying?
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:41 AM
 
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How does a bunch of rich people dumping water on their heads help people who are paralyzed and dying?
It's not just celebs doing it, I've got people on FB doing it too. You can't get away from it.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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So people have to be coerced into donating money?
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Don't get why people feel so "annoyed" by it.... stay off of facebook or social media for a while then, sheesh. Something has come up that's taken the country by storm in a good way for once.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:15 AM
 
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Don't get why people feel so "annoyed" by it.... stay off of facebook or social media for a while then, sheesh. Something has come up that's taken the country by storm in a good way for once.
I shouldn't have to stay off social media (thereby cutting myself off from some fairly important communication venues) so that people can dump ice water on their heads.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:16 AM
 
Location: southern kansas
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I have more respect for all those people who donate their hard-earned money anonymously, without the publicity and Facebook likes. But I guess these types of stunts are what it takes now to get people interested in helping others.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:36 AM
 
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A couple people have died from dumping the ice water over their heads.
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