Ice Bucket Challenge for Motor Neuron Disease6 Oct 2014
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken off in the US and Europe and many millions of dollars have been raised.
Whoever came up with the idea is genius as it is exposing what Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is as well as raising funds for research to slow down or stop the disease.
ALS is a disease that slowly causes paralysis and nerves to stop working that ends in death.
The ice bucket challenge has people donating $100 or tipping a cold bucket of ice water on their head whilst videoing it and nominating three others to take on the challenge then posing it on social media. Thus creating a worldwide phenomenon.
ALS is known in Australia as Motor Neuron Disease. I'm sure that the Ice Bucket Challenge will hit our shores as the weather warms up!
I think I will choose to donate money as my chair is not waterproof.
To give money go to: https://www.mycause.com.au/events/icebucketchallengensw