Both of us have been challenged by many friends and family to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We knew the perfect place to complete this task would be none other than the Wisconsin Dells!
ALS is often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” which is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the spinal cord and the brain. The ability to control muscle movement is lost and can lead to penalization or death.
The purpose of the Ice Bucket Challenge is to raise awareness for this disease. www.ALSA.org suggests that when doing the challenge, be sure to use the following hashtags: #icebucketchallenge, #alsicebucketchallenge, and #strikeoutals. They also provide social media graphics to download to use in helping to spread awareness about ALS. They also ask that you be thoughtful about water usage, especially if you are in an area of the country or world affected by drought. They suggest repurposing the water for later use or help by donating, becoming an advocate, or joining a local Walk to Defeat ALS. Donations can be made at www.alsa.org/donate
As of August 25, 2014, the Ice Bucket Challenge has generated donations in excess of $79.7 million!
Please watch our Ice Bucket Challenge by visiting the link below- and ENJOY the bloopers!
Until next time, yours truly,
Kimberly and Gabby
Mrs. MN and Miss MN International 2014