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Saturday, August 30, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Article That Went Viral: All Lies!

If you read the article that went viral stating that the money raised from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was not actually being used for research, you read a bunch of lies.

Unfortunately there are those who would like nothing more than to discourage people from participating in a worthy cause and make up nonsense to get a negative response.

If you see it in print, then it must be true right? WRONG!

The article was recently debunked on Snopes.com, a website dedicated to exposing rumors and internet falsehoods.

The fact is and I quote directly from the ALSA.org website:  "The ALS Association spent 79% of our annual budget on programs and services last year, which includes 28% on research, ONE of three main pillars of our charitable work (see below for breakdown). If a donor would like 100% of their donation to go to research, he/she can simply check a box on our online donation form here.  If a donor already donated and would like to redirect their donation, please email us at donations@alsa-national.org."

This is a worth cause, support it and share this information with those who have heard otherwise.