It has certainly raised awareness because every time I turn around someone is dumping a bucket of ice-water over their head.
I’ve been challenged too, so pretty soon you’ll see a video of me here getting a bucket of ice-water dumped over my head. Not sure about the specifics yet, but I’ll try to figure out something interesting.
I particularly like Neil Gaimon taking the challenge since he explains it very well, and I like how he works in the characters of his graphic novels. The UNHCR t-shirt is a bit much but hey, it’s a worthy cause too.
The best one though is Charlie Sheen’s video.
I like Patrick Stewart’s because it’s so classy and George Takei’s too because apparently the Enterprise’s shields are useless against buckets of ice-water. William Shatner’s is only memorable in that it shows that even movie stars forget to turn their iPhone horizontal when shooting video!
Once I’m done I’ll make a donation to a Canadian charity (if you made a donation to ALSA your tax receipt won’t be worth much). Only I’m more interested in heart disease and cancer research at this point in my life – Learn CPR!!!. And I tend to agree with the Macleans article and the National Post on the subject of where to donate.