So you’ve probably noticed that one of the latest internet memes is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and money for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The idea involves “dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.” Also, the “challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and challenging others to do the same.” I was challenged by my friend and colleague, Tom Dalldorf, publisher of the Celebrator Beer News, who also tapped Stephen Beaumont and Tom McCormick, executive director of the California Craft Brewers Association. So here’s my video, with my son Porter, who decided he wanted to join me.
You can find out more about how to donate at the ALS Association or the MDA.
I also challenged three friends:
- Fal Allen, brewmaster, Anderson Valley Brewing
- Justin Crossley, founder, The Brewing Network
- John Holl, Editor, All About Beer magazine
Now it’s their turn. No thanks necessary.
KUDOS to you for doing it, AND for doing it where the runoff from your dunking helped greenery & didn’t run off into no-use land.
Doing that in a paved parking lot/driveway in CA is wasting water – so kudos to the local ballplayers & mgrs who did it on their home fields’ grass; slight boo to those in CA & other drought-stricken areas who did it w/o complete thought about where the runoff would go.
I’d do it in a heartbeat if I had a friend who had a video-cam (I’ve known 2 people who died from ALS – both got it at later age than Gehrig – one early 50’s; other early 60’s) – but I’d be wearing waterproof pants & poncho (latter of which has 49er’s logo), & maybe rub shampoo atop my head to see if I could get a suds effect. Speech prelude would be easy.