Icy Water, Cold Hard Cash for Charity

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You’ve seen it 1,000 times by now in your various social media news feeds…the now famous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  The last thing the world needs is another person being videoed dumping ice on their head, right?  Well, perhaps, but the world does absolutely need more people taking a step away from their life for a brief moment and doing something to help someone else.  If a little ice down the shirt helps increase awareness for a debilitating disease and raise a little money for others then I’m all in.

So, when my friend Ed from Pizza in Motion nominated me to do the challenge today, I (mostly) happily accepted.

As you will see in the video, my kid got in on the action as well.  We also donating to both ALS and the local animal shelter as I think the beauty of this movement is not just to raise money and awareness for ALS, but to remind ourselves to think of others in need in general, while also having a good laugh.

Now for the best part – challenging others to do the same.  Greg from the Frequent Miler, Seth from The Wandering Aramean, and Daraius from Million Mile Secrets, fill your buckets and open your wallets.

I know you have some credit cards that will earn you some miles for charity donations!


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  1. Wet t-shirt contest? Should get the boardingarea.com guys drooling enough that they need some ice poured on them too.

  2. It was a great way to cool off for sure.
    GU, ha ha – maybe about a decade ago could spun this a bit more into the wet t-shirt Mexico spring break kind of thing. Ha!

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