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ALS Bucket Challenge Videos: Supportive or Offensive?

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Trenton, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

The latest craze to hit the internet is the “ice buck challenge” where people upload videos of themselves pouring ice-water over their head to help raise money for ALS.

Well yesterday an article came out in the Trentonian by Jeff Edelstein titled: “Ice buckets and ALS, bracelets and cancer: We can do better, America”. In the article he calls this activity out as “stunting” and really goes against the grain on this latest craze.

Judi Franco with the “Dennis and Judi” show on NJ 101.5 chimed in to discuss this internet trend and how many of her callers feel that this is an extremely serious topic and people are taking it too lightly and making a game out of it.

“To me, the more evidence that it's a little distasteful is that families today that called up and said I don't want to see high-jinx connected with my condition,” she said.

Since this fad had started on July 29th, the ALS organization has already received $5.5 million.

In the United States there are 30,000 people living with ALS and they have a life expectancy of less than 5 years after diagnosis.

 

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