So the viral craze hit Tattered Passport and I was nominated by two mates in one day, so a BIG thank you to BabyMicko and Matt Collier. I accepted the challenge and here is the result.
Like most people, I didn’t know anything about ALS so this campaign has done much more than raise funds for ALS it has raised awareness. Everyone that you speak to now knows about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and I guess that is half the challenge.
I thought that I wanted to know a little about ALS so cue. “Internet Search”. I found the ALS website and some helpful information. ALS or as most know now it as, Lou Gehrig’s Disease after ending the career of one of the biggest names in baseball’s history. ALS’s full name is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and in the spinal cord. In Australia we know the disease as Motor Neurone Disease and the local organisation here in Western Australia is the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Western Australia or MNDAWA, along with the Motor Neurone Disease Association an Australian organisation.
From my ALS Ice Bucket Challenge I will be donating $2 from every like this video receives on YouTube in 24hr to the MNDAWA. I also would like to draw some attention to some other charities that I support.
BeyondBlue: I along with my wife and friend Melissa, hiked for 20 days up to Mt Everest Base Camp in support of beyondblue. Beyondblue assists those suffering from anxiety and depression.
RSPCA: The RSPCA work to prevent animal cruelty by actively promoting their care and protection. Locally you can adopt an animal, Ruby the Kelpie X that featured in this film is a RSPCA puppy. We adopted Ruby 5 years ago and she has been a great family member.
Cancer Council of WA: The Cancer Council of WA works with the local community to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer. My mother June Ness has been shaving her head every year for 7 years and raising much needed funds for the Cancer Council of WA, I have also been known to shave me head.
I would like to thank you for stopping by Tattered Passport and watching my Ice Bucket Challenge. For every like this film receives in 24hrs on YouTube i will donate $2 to the MNDAWA. You can find Tattered Passport on Facebook, Instagram and of cause YouTube.
One Life, One Search,