Published on Aug 22, 2014
Share away - Get this out there!
Day 2: 1 Million + views - Outstanding effort so far! Keep it Up! Share Share Share
Another view on the ALS #IceBucketChallenge - **Having a different view does not mean that you disagree with the good that something is doing or has done**
Let's keep in mind that this ALS challenge is great for them, but not to forget about the many other charities doing great work that helps a lot of other people do.
In no way have I helped in the making of or contributed to the content of this video, just really liked what he had to say so have stuck it on YouTube.
What Lincoln had to say on his post:
Thanks for the nomination Jorge Cadona.
I'd like to nominate everyone everywhere.
Thanks for the support guys.
Really I just thought this would be a creative way to get out of pouring cold water over myself; it's really cold and wet already here at the moment.
Just to clarify, nothing against the ALS Project, kudos to them for orchestrating a viral trend raising awareness/funds. However which charity receives the most awareness/funds shouldn't be determined by who can come up with the best social media gimmick.
There have been more than 1 million ice bucket video uploads and only 13 million dollars raised. Considering the individual wealth and celebrity star power involved, those figures are terribly disproportionate; because too many people have completely missed the point.
Sorry to get political, but while I've got your attention: Everyone (not just Aussies) should take a close look at their governments' investments (and cuts) into medical research. Those numbers go into the billions, just for some perspective. Again, instead of pouring ice on your head, get informed and use your vote next time you get a chance.
Stay well, and thanks again.