Since the 29th July 2014 the charity ALS has raised over 115 million dollars from donations linked to their “Ice Bucket Challenge” which is a staggering amount and I hope that it will help many people in the years ahead.
I don’t normally get involved in chain mail or “pass it on” posts on Facebook, Google and Twitter but for the ALS ice bucket challenge I found myself with no way to refuse as one of my oldest friends had thrown down the gauntlet by nominating me after his own attempt.
The water was freezing cold and a real shock to the system when it hit me but at least it was over quickly 🙂 Over the days that followed I was amazed to see that my video was watched nearly 17,000 times which I hope made people chuckle and helped in some small way to raise awareness and generated some donations for the charity. On Tuesday 7th October I was pleased to receive an update e-mail from the charity detailing the progress of their fundraising efforts and what they intend to do with the money raised. Though I, like so many others, only played a small part in the fund raising it was nice to read how the money was to be spent.
I doubt that I will be making a habit of getting involved in future chain-mail social media “pass it on” promotions so please rest assured that I wont be bombarding you with them 🙂