The Ice Bucket Challenge
Today's most trending news of all, the 'Ice Bucket challenge' has surely caught the attention of millions worldwide. These short 'Ice bucket challenge' videos have been flooding social networking sites like Facebook, twitter and Instagram ever since early 2014. But what is this challenge exactly? Is is really worth it? What may be the consequences? I aim at resolving all your queries through this blog post.
What is the ice-bucket challenge?
It's an effort to raise awareness of ALS where participants must dump a bucket of ice cold water and then dare someone to do the same. If they can't, the alternative is to donate $100 to the ALS association.
What is ALS?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It is a fatal disease.
Statistics: About 20% people with ALS live 5 years or more, up to 10% live more than 10 years and about 5% live up to 20 years after diagnosis.
What are its consequences?
Critics have argued that 'ice bucket challenge' is one of the worst way to spread awareness or raise money for a cause as a lot and a lot of water is being wasted by millions of people worldwide. So what can be the solution? Well, in my opinion if someone really wants to be the part of this trending fad then they should even take the pain of collecting the water and later using it for watering wild plants or for some other suitable usage. So surely, when there's a will there is a way and thus enjoy and be a good citizen too.