This #CharityTuesday post comes one day early.
Well, Paul Baltovich and Dana Baltovich nominated me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and thus I only had 24 hours to make good on the nomination by both pouring a bucket of ice water over my head and donating to the cause as per the rules of the viral charitable exercise.
Honestly, though, our desire is not to highlight the #IceBucketChallenge, but instead to focus on the organization of ALS Canada – an organization whose good work is supported by the donations from the challenge.
According to its website, ALS Canada’s vision is simple, “To find a cure for ALS”. The organization is committed to:
- Support research towards a cure for ALS.
- Support provincial ALS societies in their provision of quality care for persons living with ALS.
- Build public awareness of ALS and its impact.
As with many charitable organizations, there are many ways that you can get involved and support the organization through various fundraising events.
Turns out, that the Ice Bucket Challenge isn’t the only creative and daring fundraiser through which you can get involved either. Why not skydive in tandem for the cause with the Jumping 4 “PALS” (People with ALS) campaign?! Uh, let’s just not nominate me for this type of dare!
Oh. I almost forgot – see below for my video proving my fulfillment of the #IceBucketChallenge.
As per the rules of the challenge, I nominate three other Presidents of executive search firms in Toronto who serve the not-for-profit sector – Marnie Spears of KCI; Deborah Legrove of Crawford Connect; and of course, David Hutchinson of Hutchinson Group Inc. Would love to see your videos posted to #nfpsearchfirms if possible!