Miss Saigon at the Paramount Theatre in Chicago
[photo credit: Liz Lauren, via Chicago Theater Beat]
I’m sorry but
How in the world does dumping ice water over your head help any disease? Sure. You can argue saying that tons of donation money has been brought in because of these annoying videos and you’re definitely right. But it just brings me back to how ENRAGED I was on behalf of women with cancer when all these “picture of myself with no make up on!” posts circulated. I mean, do you really think a freshly showered face of one person helps another girl feel beautiful when she’s miserable? In physical pain? Maybe not even feeling like a woman anymore?
I’m sure this isn’t the intended reaction but this stupid shit fucking pisses me off. And I will donate. And no I will not take some dumb video of myself for attention. Sorry if this offends anyone. It just really offends ME…
The “dumb videos” are the reason for the donations and the huge rise in articles and TV news spots on ALS. How is dumping ice water on your head helping? Because the people who are doing these videos are helping it go and stay viral, which is why 31.5 million and growing has been raised in less than a month. The ALS Association, on average, receives 20-25 million in an entire year.. and now because of this challenge, they’ve received much more than that in less than a month.