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Old 08-16-2014, 04:41 PM   #1
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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Someone posted a video from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on the Canuck thread; I didn't know much about ALS so I googled it.

So what is ALS?

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease. People living with the disease become progressively paralyzed due to degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Eighty per cent of people with ALS die within two to five years of diagnosis– unable to breathe or swallow. Ten per cent of those affected may live for 10 years or longer.

Other neurodegenerative diseases include Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease. According to the World Health Organization, neurodegenerative diseases are predicted to surpass cancer as the second leading cause of death in Canada by 2040.

ALS has no known cure or effective treatment yet. For every person diagnosed with ALS, a person living with ALS dies. Approximately 2,500 - 3,000 Canadians currently live with this fatal disease.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is being used to raise awareness and funds for ALS.

Here are my favorite, top 10, challenges that I thought were quite creative and fun to watch.

BizNasty (aka:Paul Bissonnette)

Bill Gates:

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Some random dude named DJ.

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Conan O'brien (this one is hilarious)
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started one and sent out a few challenges a few hours ago

should have chose a warmer day lol
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this is a pretty sweet idea! awesome how many rich/celebrity people are getting involved as well! havent seen any regular folk on my facebook get challenged yet tho
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My father currently has ALS....
Glad all those celebrities are helping to do something about it.
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My father currently has ALS....
Glad all those celebrities are helping to do something about it.
May God give your father the strength to fight through this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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are any other these pros/celebrities doing any donations or are they just making videos??

because unless they're doing something more than making a 2 min video and challenging others to do the same it's not really doing much more than getting the name out there....while i understand that is a good thing on it's own, the money can actually be used for research
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Prepare for girls to be taking this "challenge" so they can wear skimpy clothing and get wet...
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are any other these pros/celebrities doing any donations or are they just making videos??

because unless they're doing something more than making a 2 min video and challenging others to do the same it's not really doing much more than getting the name out there....while i understand that is a good thing on it's own, the money can actually be used for research
The donations this year are already millions ahead of last year for the same time period, so it appears this challenge is doing what it should: bringing awareness to ALS and raising money. How is any of this bad?

Everyone knows about HIV, cancer, diabetes and even Parkinson's (Michael J Fox). How many people really know anything about ALS?
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Prepare for girls to be taking this "challenge" so they can wear skimpy clothing and get wet...
that sounds pretty awesome to me
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^ YES. Finally someone called out Trump. I wanna see if his hair holds up.

And Kermit The Frog? Epic choice.
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The story of how this started...

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Ya, eventually this ALS ice bucket challenge crap will spread like cancer with morons just promoting themselves rather than donating $.
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I don't know much about ALS or what it does, so these videos did increase my awareness of it. If you guys wanna actually donate some money....
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The donations this year are already millions ahead of last year for the same time period, so it appears this challenge is doing what it should: bringing awareness to ALS and raising money. How is any of this bad?

Everyone knows about HIV, cancer, diabetes and even Parkinson's (Michael J Fox). How many people really know anything about ALS?

if the money is coming in the i guess it's doing exactly what i hoped it was....reread what i wrote
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I just find it so cool that the richest and most powerful people in the world are doing this challenge.. It's kinda neat seeing them act like regular people on this rare ocassion
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People whos wearing suits and other heavy type clothing wouldnt really feel the coldness... lol
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Charlie Sheen did it, with a twist:



Weird Al got in on it too:









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Charlie Sheen did it, with a twist:

That's actually really cool of him.

Not like 10k is going to matter since he makes like 1+ mill per episode lol
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