Tuesday, August 19, 2014

So cool, the Ice Bucket Challenge

Marny here…with something a bit different and personal; my husband challenging other Iowa State team physicians with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Way to go Pete!!  Hope you all can see the 23 second movie.

Social media has so much potential for good.  The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an example of social media creating a platform for raising money for and creating an awareness of an extraordinarily important cause.  Here is a link to the ALS Association website.  You can find out a great deal about this progressive neurodegenerative disease and about donating to the association.  The Ice Bucket challenge donations have exceeded expectations and an incredible number of new donors have chosen to contribute. It has been a Facebook and Twitter endeavor, but blogging a bit can't hurt! 

I first became aware of the Ice Bucket Challenge on NFL Countdown the other night (I think it was Thursday).  I know, I know…NFL Countdown.  Chris Berman not only gets his own bucket of water, but Cris Carter's aim is poor and soaks Berman with another bucket full.

Then other videos started trickling in on Facebook, emails, and conversations.  Here is a very touching one.  It puts a human face, and a lovingly humorous face at that, on the challenge.

On Friday I received a "Count Your Blessings" bracelet from dear friends.  The week points me in the direction of just that!! Hug your loved ones, enjoy the good moments, and be grateful. 

Till Tuesday…


  1. Tell your husband thank you for taking the challenge and you for passing it along. My sister died five years ago at age 40 of ALS and they desparately need more research. Thank you again.

    1. Thank you for commenting and sharing Tamie. You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your sister to this disease. Let us hope research has an answer soon. Thinking about you and yours, Marny


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