No, you don’t have to pour buckets of ice and water over your head and no, you don’t have to donate anything. Feeling Nuts is just that… feeling… nuts.
It is a social media campaign to bring awareness to testicular cancer and it is beginning to gain ground online. Celebrities like Hugh Jackman (above), Ricky Gervais, and William Shatner have already participated.
Listen, men are already grabbing their nuts. The point of this movement is to give them a real reason to grab. Early detection is often the best remedy and if this #FeelingNuts movement exposes some unwanted lumps in the process, millions of lives can be saved.
So go ahead men, don’t just feel them cause they’re there, really feel them…
A disgusting and sickening display of human morality in the gutters. These teens took – what has so far been an admirable movement – and degraded it to a despicable act.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised millions of dollars for ALS research. The challenge involves a nominee dumping a bucket of ice water on their head, donating a certain amount to ALS and then nominating others to take the challenge.
In Ohio, a teen was nominated for the ice bucket challenge but instead got a rude awakening. After accepting the challenge and making his own nominations, the unsuspecting teen got a bucket of urine and feces dumped on his head. The teen was unaware of the sick joke his so-called “friends” were playing on him and the entire event was video taped and posted in Instagram.
Ohio’s Bay Ridge police are investigating. Charges could be filed.
Gawker describes it perfectly. “If you had to imagine the platonic form of a failed ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, it would probably involve a guy in camo cargo pants and an American flag vest, waving an even bigger confederate flag, who sets his own hair on fire.”
Mitt Romney and his pal Paul Ryan participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge and Mitt Romney, who got the bucket of ice water dumped on his head, came fully dressed for the occasion.
By now, I’m sure you’ve seen many of your friends and family do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. You’ve probably seen your favorite actor, musician or athlete do it too. In fact, there is a good chance that you have also completed the Challenge. Your Facebook time line is probably clogged with people pouring ice cold water on themselves. Are you bored of it yet? Well don’t be.
Despite the fact that you have seen it everywhere, many don’t know how it became about ALS and even more don’t know the correct way to complete the challenge.
This is Pete Frates. He was 27 when he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was 27 when a doctor looked him in the eyes and told him he has a disease that was a death sentence and has no cure and no course of treatment.
You wouldn’t blame the guy for giving up. You wouldn’t blame him for feeling sorry for himself or being angry. That’s not what happened though. You see, Pete was a hard nosed baseball player. He was the captain of the Boston College team. Giving up wasn’t something he was accustomed to. So he charged at the problem and began speaking and raising money for the ALSA which is an association that aides research in the hopes of finding a cure for ALS.
It was Pete’s friends that had seen others doing this ice bucket challenge to benefit various charities and decided to do it in honor of Pete. Well, it took off and now Pete has achieved what he set out to do. Pete is the reason that since July 29th of this year, ALSA.org has raised $31.5 million. And just to point out how incredible that actually is, that’s 16 times more than what the foundation received in the same time period last year.
Still, we can all do better. There are still many who don’t quite grasp how the challenge works. If you are nominated to complete the challenge, you are expected to dump a bucket of ice water over your head AND donate an amount of your choice to The ALSA . You can choose to not dump the water over your head and donate no less than $100. Either way, the foundation should be receiving a donation.
The whole point of dumping the ice water is to add a little fun to donating for a good cause. It keeps the cause circulating and getting bigger because each person nominates 3 others to complete the challenge.
I have to admit, I was one of the people who did not believe this challenge was helping anyone because I just didn’t understand it, but now that I do, I am amazed by how such an amazing cause has spread like wildfire. And it’s all thanks to a wonderful man names Pete Frates and his awesome friends. Thanks Pete!
To learn more about Pete and his cause, watch this ESPN special on Pete Frates and the Ice Bucket Challenge!
This really brings it all back to reality. A lot of people have taken this challenge, some being successful others, not so much. But when David McClain accepted his challenge, it was something special.
For the past 12 years, David has suffered the debilitating effects of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, rendering him unable to speak and paralyzed from the neck down. But David is a trooper and the ice bucket challenge is obviously nothing compared to what he’s been through over the last decade.
Using a voice synthesizer David volunteered to take the challenge, asked all his Facebook friends to do the same.
Before getting the bucket of ice water dumped on his head,
Miami Cleveland NBA Star LeBron James nominated his son and the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
Sidenote – The president has been nominated a few times already. Is he ever going to take this challenge? I’m on the case. Also, ALS has already collected over $4 million in ice bucket challenge donations.