So, have you done it yet?
Have you accepted someone’s challenge, propped up your camera, and dumped ice water over your head?
I haven’t, and I won’t. The whole thing feels a bit too much like slacktivism, and I’m already on record about being wary of anything that claims to “raise awareness.” Too often, the true goal of such things is to raise your friends’ awareness of your altruism; maybe, by chance, some enlightenment comes along for a ride from time to time.
As of a week ago, I was jotting down notes for a definitively anti-ice-bucket-challenge article, complete with a video of yours truly reading sixty seconds of information about ALS, ending with writing a check to donate to research. Full disclosure : this idea was as doomed by my change of heart as much as it was by inability to find my physical checkbook.