Friend:I've been nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge!
Friend:I might nominate you for it!
Me:Ok, fair enough, I might just donate to charity though, I think that's more helpful at this stage. It has gotten some really good exposure.
Friend:Huh? But you have to pour ice water over your head.
Me:No, you have to either pour ice water over your head or donate to charity.
Me:Do you even know who you'd donate to?
Me:You know what ALS is? Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?
Me:It's a motor neurone disease, the one Stephen Hawking has. Basically robs you of your ability to move as your nerves degenerate.
Friend:Well, I'm helping out with that!
Me:Oh, you're donating too!
Friend:I'm spreading the ice bucket challenge.
Me:So, how's the ride on that bandwagon?
It's great how far the ALS challenge has spread. What sucks is that it's become a bandwagon, it's just a popular thing to do now. The challenge has gone far and wide, it's been tweeted and blogged and spread. People know the acronym, but please make sure they know of the disease as well and what it does. Don't just jump on the bandwagon because it's what everyone else is doing.