As I am sure you know, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been making its rounds on the internet. I know some people don’t enjoy it or “get it” but the fact is that MILLIONS of dollars have been raised for ALS research. Awareness has been made to the awful ALS disease. And people who have loved ones fighting this disease or have lost loved ones to ALS are feeling support. That is worth it.
When my friend Angela from Mama Elephant nominated me, I was giddy. I loved the thought of this challenge entering this hobby/industry. Paper crafting has some amazing people… and now we can take full advantage of that to raise money and awareness for a good cause. And maybe have a few smiles along the way.
So I got my bucket of ice water, created my video and made my donation…
I have challenged three people to also do the Ice Bucket Challenge AND to donate money to ALS research:
- Tim Holtz – He has a big heart and playful spirit so I can’t wait to see him get drenched! ETA: Tim posted his video HERE!
- Heidi Crowl of Simon Says Stamp – Her loving spirit and generosity cannot be matched.
- Kelly Marie Alvarez of Lawn Fawn – Her smile and heart light up a room and I can’t wait to see the fun she brings to this challenge.
Stay tuned because I will bet money they will all play along.
My kids were also challenged. Audrey hopes to post hers later today, but here is Colin’s….
And one last thing. Many of you may know that I recently have fallen head-over-heels and madly in love with the sport of baseball. My son is gifted in the sport and got me watching. I *never* thought I would like it. But when I watched closely, I learned that baseball is a sport of heart. Of smarts. Of encouragement. Of family. In the first week of my love affair with the game, I found this video. It is what pushed my heart over the edge.
Lou Gehrig was one of the most loved baseball players of all time. And he died because of ALS. Heartbreaking.
I hope you don’t mind that I shared this here. But I hope even more than you will consider donating to the ALS Association. Let’s do this!