At first I thought, "So let me get this straight. The option was either donate to the cause for ALS awareness with cash or... take a bucket of ice cold water… and most people are choosing the water? Or is the water just a statement and these well off people like Bill Gates and Kerry Washington are just being over-achievers and doing both? I’m confused - Bill Gates wouldn't opt out of donating to a cause and rather choose the bucket of water would he? - Not when I’m sure he could very well fill an infinity pool with money and get his “Scrooge McDuck” on.
In fact, no he would not opt out of donating!
All of this confusion, for myself, was sparked by the ALS Association about two weeks ago when someone proposed a bucket challenge. In the name of finding a cure for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, participators are to donate $100 to the ALS Association and then signify their participation by dousing themselves with a bucket of ICE COLD WATER. Then, to pay it forward, they must challenge three other participators to do the same! Oh - did I mention you have to record it and upload it to social media?!
It’s actually a genius idea if you ask me.
The charity has already gained so much attention and support from people we all recognize like Jimmy Kimmel, (the whole set crew as well), Conan O’Brien, Bill Gates, LeBron James, Kerry Washington, and the list goes on and on! The only reason why I choose to post this brief blog is to clear the air of all of the questions people might have about it like:
If people are just doing the ice bucket challenge without donating, are they doing it wrong? YES. Or, does the charity pay the person who gets the bucket of ice 100 dollars? Conan O’Brien had that particular question.
I’ll let you see the answer to that yourself.
Now that it is all cleared up, I am back to my Samurai internet surfing!