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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weekly Top Shot - Ice Bucket Challenge

As we were driving home the other night - we saw a lot of employees of Kentucky Fried Chicken standing out on the sidewalk - large buckets of chicken (?) in their hands.  We stopped for a minute to see what they were doing.  Well - it certainly wasn't chicken in those buckets.
 It was the Ice Bucket Challenge - fill a bucket with ice water - pour it on yourself and then challenge others to do the same.  One young lady gave a speech about their challenge - to another of their companies - and that the local KFC was donating 100.00 per bucket to ALS research.  Donations have gone from 3.5 M to 70.2M simply because of the Ice Bucket Challenge.  It is astonishing how fast this has happened - and the funds go to research.

This took place in a shopping center and cars were stopped everywhere to watch and cheer on the Ice Bucket Brigade.


7 comments:

  1. Cool capture of the KFC ice bucket challange.. I seen many video of this challenge for ALS lately..

    Happy Sunday!

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  2. It's happening everywhere! There has been criticism, but I think it's wonderful how it's brought attention to ALS research.

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  3. The Ice Bucket Challenge is fun and entertaining -- and wow, over $70 million raised to date! Who can criticize that kind of success?

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  4. Yes, that ice bucket challenge seems to be spreading over here in the UK too.

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  5. This ice bucket challenge is taking the country by storm. I understand that it started in New Zealand. But, all it took was one person with an idea and let social media take over. Fantastic.

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  6. I've been seeing it on CNN but this is a blogging first. If it helps in ALS research, it is a great idea.

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