It was bound to happen sooner rather than later. Last night, I was called out for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Unless you’ve been living in a case in Cobra-La lately, you’ve probably heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge. It’s a virus campaign to raise awareness (and funds) for ALS research. More commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a debilatating neurodegenerative disease that can cause muscle atrophy. There is currently no cure.
In order to raise awareness, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was created to increase public awareness for the condition. Individuals are asked to post a video online calling out their friends and other celebrities, challenging them to either donate or dump a bucket of ice water on their head within 24 hours of receiving notice. The campaign, however, has morphed beyond its original intent and now people are both donating and, well, getting soaked.
So, in accepting the challenge from my good friend Mike Breaux of TheBreauxShow.com, I’m tossing out a challenge to a few personal friends as well as some folks in the G.I. Joe community and beyond.
From What’s On Joe Mind, I’m calling out my friends Mike Irizarry and Gary Godsoe— neither of whom have yet been challenged. Also, I’m tossing challenges out to one of my favorite authors Mr. Larry Hama and wrestling/G.I. Joe legend Sgt. Slaughter!
You all have 24 hours to post your videos, donate to ALS, or both!
Here’s a donation link:
If you really want to see it– here’s a very soggy admin in a very cold pool this morning: