Monday, October 6, 2014
The ALS Ice Bucket challenge....a worthy cause or just fun for all.
The question remains whether these social media crazes actually help or not...
The ALS Ice Bucket challenge did take the social media market by storm and we saw thousand of people covered in ice and water, but did it educate us to the challenges of ALS and the signs and symptoms or even the possible nutritional implications leading to such a disease?
The answer is no, many people took the challenge because they were nominated. It did raise an enormous amount of money that really just goes into the pockets of the people running the non- profits, as most of it does, in these situations.
Rarely does the money go to further education and awareness or to help those that need it the most, the patients and their families.
Follow this link to learn more about the ALS debacle and the implications of pledging money to non profit organizations.