The point of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
the point of pouring a shit ton of ice water over yourself is because when one suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) one of the affects the disease has is a numbness throughout the body, as well as struggling to breathe, and both these are meant to temporarily happen when doused in freezing water. It’s to raise awareness of what ALS feels like and encourage donations towards research and cures.
^ Thank you! I assumed there was a reason they picked a challenge line that but I hadn’t heard that that was the reason why. Tmyk!
I’ve also heard that the ice water is supposed to replicate the shock of hearing the diagnosis.
Spread awareness because I had to tell at least six people over the course of two days what the actual point of the challenge was. They were doing it because everyone was doing it, and not because they understood the point behind it.