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Givers and Takers


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Well, 8 out of the 13 people I challenged have done or are doing the challenge, which means at least $80 donated to ALS, wait, I take that back, 2 are donating the money, so that's $60 for doing the challenge, and $200 for only donating, so a total of $260. YAY!!

I had one real time friend who posted a link to a place of a guy who wrote a column complaining about the IBC (Ice Bucket Challenge); saying instead of doing it they should just donate the money, blah blah blah, all negative and she agreed, I was shocked!

nm, I'll repost what was said after her link:

Sherry Kuelz: but it's been so much more fun to do the dumping AND give the money!! That's the idea behind it, you either dump the ice and give $10, or don't do the challenge and donate $100. Either way a donation is given, PLUS it's FUN for so many of us who've done it!! (he has the information totally wrong in that article.)
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Fran Peyer: Wasting water was another complaint in the media.
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Sherry Kuelz: really? I've not seen that, but, hey, if you don't want to do it, Fran, I just figured you loved having fun and helping others, so I'd add you, I'll remove your name. (btw, my sister in law used water from the river and I used ice and water from the pool no wasting there) Sorry I tagged you.
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Fran Peyer: No problem

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I thought "really, wasting water, give me a break, you use ice cubes & water, yes, but still..it's not that much water, and it raises awareness for this horrible disease PLUS has raised millions more than last year when nothing was done, for ALS research.

I guess I just saw her in the wrong way after all these 20+ years, how sad. Won't be asking her to help with anything anymore. Cannot believe people can be like that, she could have just politely said I really don't want to do that, instead of posting a rude link like that, should I have felt insulted? Maybe not, I don't know, but I did.

Anyway, enough of that, I guess some are givers and others aren't, I'm proud to be a giver, to help others, and that's just me.

Have a great day, everyone. emoticon
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JENNEINAZ 8/19/2014 11:00PM

  The Ice Bucket Challenge raised awareness too. I like the exposure that it is giving to this often forgotten disease.

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COMPCHIC52 8/19/2014 3:56PM

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1CRAZYDOG 8/19/2014 2:46PM

    Oh boy . . . let's just say she has hostilities coming from somewhere major . . . good grief! That's too bad. But as you say, you think you know someone and maybe not so much. My take . . . and it seems like you're there . . . just let it go.

Turning out to be not such a bad day after storms rolled through this morning.

HUGS (and p.s. kudos on not wasting water! emoticon Sorry, couldn't help myself there! Of course, just joshing you.)

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ALIHIKES 8/19/2014 2:31PM

    Sounds like a great and fun idea to me! Don't let whiners and complainers get you down. Stay positive, have fun at the Ice Bucket Challenge, and walk away from the negative person. emoticon

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