Thursday, August 14, 2014

What is #ICE BUCKET Challenge and ALS??

Hello everyone..Hope you all are having a wonderful week. Mine is very busy and also tiring.

The main job that really takes a lot of my time and very difficult to do is cleaning after dinner. With small kids it is getting tougher and tougher. The only thing that saves me is the hand vacuum that I have. Amazon also has very good 50% off on hand vacuums now. Black+Decker hand vacuum , this one is pretty good and has excellent reviews. With the sale it is 30$ off, so you get $69.99 vacuum for only $39.99 and it is the perfect price for free shipping.

Many of you must have seen celebrities pouring a bucket of ice on their head for a cause and donating money to an organization. I was very surprised to see CEO's of big companies doing it and also nominating/challenging CEO's of other companies take do it within 24 hours and also donate to ALS. Some of the celebrities who took the challenge are Mark Zukerberg (CEO of Face Book), Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft),  Dick Costolo (CEO of twitter), Phil Schiller (Vice President of Global marketing @apple inc). After taking the challenge they have nominated Larry Page, Tim Cook , Reed Hastings and other celebrities to take it. Here is the clip of Mark Zukerberg taking the challenge

I went ahead to read what ALS is all about. It is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. It is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal chord. Basically what it means is that the nerve cells between the brain and spinal chord and various parts of the body weaken and slowly the person gets paralyzed and dies. There are so many people diagnosed with this disease every year and there is only one medicine that helps to slow down the rate at which the cells degenerate but no cure. With all the money collected through this #ICE BUCKET challenge they are aiming to find a cure for this disease.
There are so many other diseases that we are unaware. I really feel sad for the  person diagnosed with such diseases and their  family , since these types of diseases will completely change the mood and tone of every member in the family.I am really happy that something like this is getting some attention and it is all over the social media. Hope all this serves the purpose. Please share your thoughts on this.

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