A quick note on the Ice Bucket Challenge

To my friends doing the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, just a warning...

There are actual health risks to dumping ice cold water on yourself or someone else (some minor, but some more serious cardiovascular and pulmonary issues depending on the person). I don't really care for "awareness" campaigns because I believe they usually do very little to actually help their associated causes and donating your money/time is way more beneficial. I'm not going to shame anyone for having their fun with these kind of stunts but I personally think this one is a bad idea. If you have health issues please consult a doctor before you succumb to peer pressure on this one. Or just write a check.

To make a donation to the ALS Association: ALSA.org/donate/

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have heard of a case where a bucket of warm water was filled with ice moments before the event thus making this a much less chilling event.