Carmel doing the #MNDicebucketchallenge
This simple challenge, which was started in Boston by ALS sufferer Peter Frates has been hugely successful in raising much needed funds for the ALS and MND charties worldwide. In the month of August alone, over $100 million was raised in the USA and to date over €1.3 million has been raised in Ireland.
There have been a lot of negative comments to this campaign. Many people have been complaining that it’s a ‘huge waste of water’ and ‘you don’t have to pour water over your head to donate to charity’; but what I really love about this campaign is that it raised awareness!!! I myself had some knowledge about Motor Neurons Disease, but just watching videos posted by some of the brave people who are living with the disease, it really opened my eyes.
Yes, there are many many other charities that badly need money and would love the same awareness, but this is their time, so let them enjoy it and reap the benefits. So, watch and share the videos, donate and let’s not forget about it when all the hype has calmed down. And hope one day, there will be a cure.
Here’s some of my favorite videos …..
This woman just cracked me up ….”I can’t swim!” so funny.
Even poor Superman found it cold!
Enjoyed this one from Google Ireland 🙂