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Stephanie Says… I challenge you!

Stephanie Says… ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

On August 11th I was nominated by a good friend of mine to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and I happily accepted.  Now, I don’t know about you guys but this challenge has BLOWN UP in the States.  Former President George W. Bush, David Beckham, Adam Sandler, Mark Wahlberg and many more have done the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

When I first heard about this challenge I have no idea what “ALS” is or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease” so I did some homework.  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

At first, I did not like the idea of throwing a freezing cold bucket of ice water over my head but after learning about this horrible disease, I didn’t mind.  This challenge has gotten so big in the states it is truly amazing how a small challenge has brought awareness to the world.  I wish we could do something like this for every disease out there.  As of August 21th, according to the ALS Association (www.alsa.org) this challenge alone raised $41.8M.  Last year the organization only raised about $2M.  What an amazing difference!

This is how the challenge works… when you get nominated and do the challenge; you nominate three people to complete the challenge within 24 hours.  Failure to complete the challenge they must donate at least $5 (in this case 5 pounds since most of my followers are from the UK).  If you donate, you must post the donation email on Facebook.

So here it goes, I retract the names from my original video and nominate:

Charlie Smith from Pocket Money Polishes (https://pocketmoneypolishes.wordpress.com/)

Emma G. from Imagination in Colour (http://imaginationincolour.co.uk/)

Elicia M.  from Delicate Nails (http://deliciatenails.wordpress.com/)

 

You now have 24 hours to complete this challenge! Good Luck!!!

Let’s help make a difference! I look forward to seeing your Ice Bucket Challenge videos on Facebook!

Want to watch my ALS Ice Bucket Challenge??? Here you go!!

If you have a charity that is closer to your heart and rather donate to them please see the list of charities I have listed below (split into US and UK).

As always, thank you for reading Stephanie Says! I am always open to feedback and suggestions.

Xoxo,

Stephanie

Ps. Double XOXO to Charlie, Emma and Elicia if they accept and complete the challenge.

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US Charities:

American Heart Association: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Giving/Giving_UCM_001137_SubHomePage.jsp

Breast Cancer: https://secure3.convio.net/bco/site/Donation2;jsessionid=9012FBB562C3A41681BA2FF966183B60.app324a?idb=1215044993&DONATION_LEVEL_ID_SELECTED=1&df_id=4041&4041.donation=form1&idb=0

Lung Cancer: https://community.cancercare.org/lungcancer

Ovarian Cancer: http://www.ovationsforthecure.org/indexAwareness.php

Multiple Sclerosis: http://www.msfocus.org/Make-a-Donation.aspx

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: http://www.alz.org

Pancreatic Cancer:  http://www.curepc.org/?gclid=Cj0KEQjw1NufBRCx8ayaqY2t6KkBEiQA2nLWmwfyaI33yBaK6cFA5HJvUvBaIeOU-TaMpcu7HjVE2_MaAuYy8P8HAQ

No Kid Hungry: https://www.nokidhungry.org

Sexual Assault and Rape Victims: https://secure.joyfulheartfoundation.org/page/contribute/default

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetInvolved/Donate

ASPCA (Animal Rescue): https://www.aspca.org/secure/rk-gn-p2?ms=MP_PMK_Googlenonbrand-T4&initialms=MP_PMK_Googlenonbrand-T4&pcode=WRKE3XXGOGN2PK00024&lpcode=WRKE3XXGOGN1PK00024&adpos=1t2&creative=48498857427&matchtype=b&network=g&device=c&gclid=Cj0KEQjw1NufBRCx8ayaqY2t6KkBEiQA2nLWm_QJwePQjHjGjvfJjDffJWATxt7Gk2zYb-fpZZrRMdgaAon_8P8HAQ

UK Charities:

National Autism Society: http://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/donate.aspx

 

 

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5 comments on “Stephanie Says… I challenge you!

  1. Deliciate
    August 22, 2014

    Ha ha ha! Thank you Stephanie! I accept the challenge and will be posting a video tomorrow. I would also like to make a donation to the National Autism Society. I’ll give you a shout when I’ve done the video tomorrow!

  2. Catherine Dream
    August 22, 2014

    Oh brilliant Stephanie!!

    I feel like the challenge is not AS big here in the UK, but I definitely appreciate the awareness raised with it, and oh my, they raised so much money! It’s great!!

    That video is PRICELESS.

    • pocketmoneypolishes
      August 22, 2014

      Video of me (Charlie) doing it over on the Pocket Money Polishes facebook page now too. I have technically challenged three people but I think you WBFF should give it a crack too 🙂

      • Catherine Dream
        August 22, 2014

        Oh, it’s brilliant! Love the vid : DD

        Oh, you’ve had your chance to challenge, WBFF! : P I will pour a bucket of ice water onto me head gladly, but when ‘technically’ challenged ; )))

        But I love this, and that you’ve both done it!!

      • pocketmoneypolishes
        August 22, 2014

        LOL you dodger you WBFF! Mine didn’t have ice in it but Mummy Smith saw to it that it was very cold tap water.

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