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    Copied this from face book:
    Dr. Howard Weiner, a BWH neurologist, was nominated by Ann Romney to take the #icebucketchallenge to raise awareness for #ALS.

    Google this name: Mark Delamere ( or see below for a link not sure if it will work.

    he was partially paralyzed in crash last year.

    he has a w/c that stands him up, if you already read this story sorry.

    Read more: http://www.wcvb.com/news/new-wheelch...#ixzz3BclSkfNH
    Jan
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    The ice bucket challenge has spread like wildfire and raised awareness for ALS. I've read that over 9 million dollars a day has been raised for ALS in the last month, in large part because of the ice bucket challenge. While it is great for ALS research and awareness, it says a lot about today's society and how it takes a cheesy gimmick combined with public peer pressure to achieve this end result. It would be great if the same catchy gimmick ( if that's what it takes) could bring awareness and the money it takes to eradicate the many other diseases affecting mankind, not just to one cause.

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    Fines for the ice bucket challenge water wasters in CA.
    http://dailycurrant.com/2014/08/15/c...wasting-water/

    The drought is very real!
    My daughter live near this on the Feather River that feeds this reservoir. This feeds much of Southern California and much of central CA farmlands.
    http://imgur.com/a/IgoUq
    This is real too.
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...hidden-crisis/

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    Thanks for calling the icebucket challenge a cheesy gimmick. You expressed my sentiments.

    At least in India someone has come up with an alternative:

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/101946016#.
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    Jan, that is an amazing story about the young man who now has the special wheelchair that enables him to stand and get to the beach as well.

    Thanks for sharing it.
    MS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009.

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    Well, I agree that it is a cheesy gimmick. However, if I had ALS I wouldn't care how the money was raised, only that it was.

    I personally wish after ALS they would start on something else and keep on until some of the diseases are eradicated. I know - another cheesy gimmick would have to be thought up, but so be it. If it helps some people that would be the main thing.
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    yes its cheezy. but it works. jerry lewis telethons are ceezy, too, but they work. ms walks and rides are cheezy. they don't work as well as the ice bucket challenge. this fad will die out in time.
    ...I am not a doctor nor medical professional, and don't pretend to be one, here... :o

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    An interesting take on the icebucket challenge in Slate.com (August 25, 2014):

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_te...s%202014-08-25
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    I like this concept, but with the amount of money raised for ALS vs the amount raised last year this time I have to think the ice water has been very effective. A lot of these people are getting doused and giving as well which was not brought out in the article.
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    I wish the MS Society would think of stuff that less athletic MS'ers could participate.

    Funny, when I saw something about an MS scramble. I read MS Scrabble!
    A good geek thing- recruit Will Shortz from the NY Times crossword puzzle division
    as our mouthpiece.

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