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What is your opinion on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

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4 years ago by georgestavrinou in Current > People

We all know raising awareness for a charity is great thing to do, people can look at it as a great marketing technique involving celebrities and communities alike, but when does it go too far and simply become about raising celebrity status? Did you know about ALS before and has this miraculous and yet very clever campaign made you research about it?
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Sagalicious

I think it's amazing. For a normal campaign like this they might get $50.000. They passed 50 mil I read in the Metro. Of course celebrities get their worth from it. But that is part of the genius of a good idea. Everybody wins and nobody loses.

4 years ago by Sagalicious

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pig in the rain

No and I still don't know what ALS is. I do know that there is a lot of neuro damage caused by slippery buckets landing on peoples heads.

4 years ago by pig in the rain

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Tracey Howell

...you watched the bloopers too

4 years ago by Tracey Howell

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Tracey Howell

To me it depends on what they do with the money....if it goes into big salaries and bonuses then it's a bad thing....but if they do the research and find a cure then the ALS will be heroes (just for one day).

4 years ago by Tracey Howell

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Rahul  N.

It's annoying to be honest, like fads are. But it makes money for charity so that's okay. As long as I don't have to so it, all good.

4 years ago by Rahul N.

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M.  Hughes

The Ice Bucket challenge is the quintessential internet-age campaign. It is quick, original, shareable, and has intrinsic entertainment value. Its genius and simplicity are going to be, successfully and mostly unsuccessfully, emulated for many moons.

4 years ago by M. Hughes

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georgestavrinou

Have my Cheer good sir..

4 years ago by georgestavrinou

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M.  Hughes

Thank you!

4 years ago by M. Hughes

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Charlie H

lolol

4 years ago by Charlie H

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Sabrina

No I don't like it. I find it self congratulating and a tad shallow. If you are pressured by public opinion to be a do gooder than yes who's going to say no. Hopefully many patients will benefit from it, as long as I don't have to watch the endless silly clips.

4 years ago by Sabrina

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Mitchell Hill

It has I must admit. It's made me check the condition out. Now I'm just waiting to be nominated ;p

4 years ago by Mitchell Hill

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Selena  Roberts

I'm not so keen on it, and may well be criticised for my opinion. When organisations get such a huge influx they are just not equipped to deal with the funds. Maybe ALS will prove me wrong. If I think back to Live Aid and the enormous squandering of funds that followed, or more recently to what happened with the Newark education fund which received 100 Million, or when I look at the badly bungled grand wasting in the local school that my sisters' children attended (up until recently) it will sober our minds. I hope that ALS will learn from others' mistakes and create a strong network to utilise these funds to good effect. That is after all what this is about.

4 years ago by Selena Roberts

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Sabrina

A very good point thank you.

4 years ago by Sabrina

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