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damir

join:2013-12-12
CANADA

hey rocca ...

r we gonna see you "wet" (ALS Challenge)

Looks like its getting popular on DSLr as well O_O

www.dslreports.com/forum/r29500831-ALS-ice-bucket-challenge

Chong6969

join:2008-02-20
Niagara Falls, ON
It's a scam do some reading about it


damir

join:2013-12-12
CANADA
a lots of scum ... in the world, and ... people still do it, so, why not


smogers

@108.170.167.x
reply to Chong6969
said by Chong6969:

It's a scam do some reading about it

80 million in donations is a scam how?


damir

join:2013-12-12
CANADA
i believe (i don't know why) rocca would rather donate $ then get wet.


rocca
Start.ca
Premium
join:2008-11-16
London, ON
kudos:23
Sorry guys, I've already done mine.


damir

join:2013-12-12
CANADA
:=/]

docbg

join:2004-03-10
Ancaster, ON
reply to damir
[Rant start]

This whole campaign just boggles the mind. The ice bucket thing is supposed to simulate what an ALS sufferer experiences 24/7. Why is this simulation suddenly necessary? If we're going to simulate every disease we support, what's the point in maintaining health? Count your blessings you DON'T experience those symptoms. If you want to donate, fine. At least you won't risk giving yourself pneumonia in the process. Why don't we start stomping on people's chests to simulate a heart attack before we donate to the Heart & Stroke foundation? Bet that would go viral.

And don't get me started on organized charities.... Name a disease that's been cured in the past 50 years. So where are those funds going? Uh huh, Wink, wink, nudge.

[Rant end]


damir

join:2013-12-12
CANADA
... still ... rocca was wet, as he said.


rocca
Start.ca
Premium
join:2008-11-16
London, ON
kudos:23

1 edit
reply to docbg
I'm not a huge fan of this campaign either. Of course I was happy to show my support for ALS, as I do for several other charities which I have a personal connection to, but the MLM style of the ice bucket challenge doesn't jive well with my value system of not projecting my personal beliefs onto others.

Often when fundraising you donate because either the cause is directly important to you, or because the person asking is directly involved and they are important to you. This direct link is the passion that drives awareness and support for any particular cause. Unfortunately I think it cheapens the result when you require people who may not be as passionate about a particular cause being the ones responsible for perpetuating its message simply because they were 'nominated'.

I'm glad that awareness was increased at the start of the campaign, but when the news headlines are about how one celebrity has out-challenged another celebrity then it's just become an acronym and that's truly unfortunate.

edit: On the flip side, it's hard to argue with $80m regardless of who's sending the message.

GoRaptors

join:2011-07-22
London, ON
I concur with this, what *is* the % of funds directed to the actual research though? I read it was 27%? My cousin tonight took me out to Buffalo Wild Wings(wow very awesome & delicious!) and he swears it is/was only 10%? I was nominated but very conflicted as well it seems to be more of a *fad* now then an actual cause So still unsure, I might donate to the London Humane Society instead(it is my sisters bday today and she volunteers there so). Sigh, what to do, what to do....
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cybersaga

join:2011-12-19
Welland, ON
Patrick Stewart does it with class:

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU4ZbIKmuvo


Thane_Bitter
Inquire within
Premium
join:2005-01-20
Ha-ha, good for him!

kcorscadden

join:2007-04-04
Kingston, ON
reply to damir
The biggest issue that I have with this challenge is how much of that $80 million is actually going into Research and Development for a cure vs lining upper managements pockets?

With all the corruption that we have heard about over the yrs from major charities like Red Cross, it's hard to see a reason to hand over my money for a cause that will actually see the benefits of my donation.

System
reply to damir
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