August 23, 2014

The Great Ice Bucket Challenge Dilemma.

Everyone's deep in discussion about whether or not viral fundraising is cool or uncool. Well, it's been weeks and no one has nominated me to dump ice-water on my head for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Am I so unpopular? Do I smell funny? Am I...invisible? I sit and watch all the epic Ice Bucketeers getting doused and I feel somewhat left out.

To wait or not to wait...? That's the real dilemma.

Animated ice is c-c-c-c-cold.

I don't have a lot of extra right now, but hey, I'm doing fine without wine, so I can probably live without a few other things. Here's where my money went:
ALS Canada
MS Society Of Canada

If you have something to give, however small, remember that every little bit helps. You never know when you, or someone you love very much will be struck by a debilitating illness such as ALS or MS.



  1. You are a ROCK STAR! Love this JC and will donate, share, and cheer you on.

  2. I don't see there being a dilemma at all. They've raised so much more because of this, and you've just helped. Well done!

    1. There are a few dilemmas floating around; whether it's a waste of water, or if donors are giving money to ALS which would have gone to other charities, for example.

  3. People should donate to causes that are important to them and not feel extorted into philanthropy, however, sometimes people need a push, and the cause itself needs funding so they need to think of everything they can to raise those funds. So, I don't fault the ALS research people or anyone participating, I just wish it didn't take a gimmick to spur on natural philanthropy.

    1. Good point Pickleope. I think this campaign is successful because people feel like they are a part of the story. And everyone wants the story to be about them, for a few minutes.

  4. There it is....the 150,567th reason I adore you.

  5. Could this be any better. You even wore slippers.

    I didn't get nominated either. Later I was informed that my friends didn't want to make me pour ice water on my head because they thought it would hurt me, so that's nice. But I think it's mainly because I'm cranky and asocial...


Cuz You Rocketh.