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#ALSICEBUCKETCHALLENGE TRICKLES THROUGH CARMEL

#ALSICEBUCKETCHALLENGE TRICKLES THROUGH CARMEL

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September 11, 2014

The ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) ice bucket challenge has hit the internet by storm. Celebrities, political parties and even Carmel’s own have been nominated to participate. According to the ALS Association (ALSA), ALS strikes as many as 30,000 Americans nationwide.      The disease is “a...

Social media spurs a new form of activism

Social media spurs a new form of activism

News

September 11, 2014

She had just completed the ALS  (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Ice Bucket Challenge, where participants either douse themselves in ice water or donate to the ALS Association. Activism for a particular cause through social media has become the newest way for charities and organizations to market the...

Cold Truths. Philanthropy’s consequences and the questions charity raises.

Cold Truths. Philanthropy’s consequences and the questions charity raises.

perspectives

September 11, 2014

The icy water envelops me and I gasp. Millions before me have already taken that same plunge. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is the most recent in a long line of social media activism campaigns. However, as a movement that has raised a significant amount of money and awareness for ALS (amyotrophic lateral ...