Monthly Archives: August 2014

ALS Challenge

Barbara Newhouse, President and CEO of the ALS Association stated, "We have never seen anything like this in the history of the disease." $4 million dollars has been raised in the two week period between July 29th and August 12th, compared to the same time period last year where $1.2 million dollars was raised.

By using social media to spread the word about ALS it is helping them raise more money than ever before. The ice bucket challenge is taking social media by storm. By using the #IceBucketChallenge, videos can be viewed on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Not only is it taking social media by storm, it's also reaching celebrities who are also taking the challenge and posting their videos on social media and challenging other celebrities as well, from Lady Gaga to Bill Gates, to you, your friends and neighbors, everyone is coming together to do the ice bucket challenge and help spread the word about this terrible disease.

By friends challenging friends, and the Ice Bucket Challenge turning into a social media trend, the word about ALS is spreading faster than ever before, raising money and awareness.

Check out this video of Rob Riggle, Horatio Sanz, Steve Higgins, The Roots, & Jimmy Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

If you see a bandwagon, it's too late.
— James Goldsmith

Here's a short and simple quote to remind us to run with our ideas as soon as we get them.

There's no shortage of remarkable ideas, what's missing is the will to execute them.
— Seth Godin

Here's a quote to remind us that the future of our ideas lies in our hands.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.
— Dr. Seuss

Here's a little quote from a man with a big imagination to remind us we can do anything we want.