A look at the benefits of the ALS ice bucket challenge and how it helps inspires acts of kindness.
Over the last couple of weeks, social media has been taken over by a storm of people partaking in the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ in order to raise awareness and donations for the ALS Association. ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a neurological disease that affects nerves in the brain and spine, and ALSA are a nonprofit trying to find a cure. Since the 29th July, they have received $41.8 million in donations, thanks to the widespread popularity of the challenge amongst celebrities, with everybody from Ricky Gervais, Lady Gaga, and Victoria Beckham, to Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, and former president George W. Bush taking part. You can see 60 of the best celebrity challenges here.
There has been a lot of debate about The Ice Bucket Challenge, especially on social media, but at its core it is simply an idea that has brought people all over the world together to form a kind, selfless community, determined to helping better the lives of thousands more. It has inspired and encouraged people to do something that is going to make them uncomfortable, if only for a few minutes, to benefit others who are suffering every day.
However, the acts of kindness don’t need to stop once the popularity of this challenge has died down. Donating to charity is incredibly selfless, but there are also countless other ways, big and small, to spread kindness and love to people every day, and here are just a few ideas:
There are countless ways to practice kindness. Comment below with your experiences of kind acts, and help us spread joy by sharing this article with your friends! Find out more about ALSA and what they do here.
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