Word Press Post A Day – The internet has recently been swept up by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Is there a cause — social, political, cultural, or other — you passionately believe in? Tell us how you got involved — or why you don’t get involved.
I’m a day late on this. I have been taking a bit of a break from blogging as I haven’t been feeling too well. But I have thought about this ice bucket challenge for a bit since it started – seeing the positive and negative comments in response to it.
I think it is great that it has raised so much money towards ALS. I first saw the challenge back in January, by some friends in Indiana. It wasn’t for ALS though – it was for their own personal favorite charities. I thought that was a great idea, since it wasn’t dedicated to a certain charity and it was kind of spread out to whatever they felt passionate about.
I am very passionate about a lot of different beliefs. One thing that I am super passionate about though, which my blog is about, is mental health issues. Being affected by mental illness, I strongly support almost any mental health organization that works towards awareness about mental illness. My personal favorite is NAMI (National Association on Mental Illness), as I have been most involved with them; however, all organizations that are so many that work towards awareness.
So, if anyone out there ever gets nominated for an ice bucket challenge — I am not saying to not donate to ALS, but think about donating to a charity of your choice too — challenge people to think about what they are passionate about and to donate to that. Create some awareness about what you are passionate about. Perhaps create a new viral sensation about your passion to raise awareness?