Why I Took The Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS & Why It’s a Good Thing

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My sister, Julie, nominated me to the ice bucket challenge, so I did it. Here’s the video. I tried to include a little bit about ALS and the ALS Association in this instead of just getting myself doused.

On another note, I realize that a lot of people are annoyed with the ice bucket challenge, and are accusing it of basically being symbolism over substance. Unfortunately, the numbers indicate those who are challenging the challenge are wrong. The New York Times reports that from the time the ice bucket challenge started, the ALS Association has raised over $13.3 million in donations. Last year during the same time, they only raised $1.7 million. (Read the article here.)

Forbes also gives some excellent reasons why the ice bucket challenge is a good thing in an article by Matthew Herper entitled, “Think The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Is Stupid? You’re Wrong,” including that the challenge is raising enough money to matter and that it is actually getting people thinking about giving to charities. (Read the article here.)

That’s substance. True substance. Get over yourselves.

So below is my video of my soaking. I tagged Rachel Stevens, Kimberly Richardson, Jen Mulvihill, Jill Bond, and Allan Gilbreath in this one as well.

PS. This is my first time trying to insert a YouTube video into my post. If the above link doesn’t work, here’s the link to the video.

Fantasy, steampunk, and paranormal novelist M. B. Weston is the author of The Elysian Chronicles, a fantasy series about guardian angel warfare and treason. Weston is also the hose of The Final Cut In Movies radio show that airs on TMV Cafe Monday nights at 8:00 EST. For more information on M. B. Weston, visit www.mbweston.com. To receive notification of M. B. Weston’s book releases click here to subscribe to Dark Oak Press & Media’s e-newsletter.

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About M. B. Weston

M. B. Weston is an award-winning fantasy, pulp, young adult, steampunk, and paranormal author. Her attention to procedure and detail gives her works an authentic gritty, military feel that takes an adventure tale to the level of a true page-turner. Weston’s writing attracts both fantasy and non-fantasy readers, and her audience ranges from upper-elementary students to adults. A gifted orator, Weston has been invited as a guest speaker to numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy panels at conventions across the US, including DragonCon, BabelCon, NecronomiCon, and Alabama Phoenix Festival. She has served on panels with such authors as Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. F. Lewis, Todd McCaffrey, and Jonathan Maberry. Weston has spoken to thousands of students and adults about the craft of writing and has been invited as the keynote speaker at youth camps and at several schools throughout the US.
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