I have never been one jump on the bandwagon just because everyone else was doing it - that meant not wearing my thong well above the waistline of my jeans and not doing the macarena all way up to the current ALS Ice Bucket challenge.
It's not just about the challenge, I also have an issue with donating to some 'charities' - as they say, "if shopping cured Breast Cancer, it would have been done already". It seems I am not alone, and just like me it took a while for those opposed to speak up about it - but here is one of the best explanations I have read so far. It comes from Discovery Channel's Mike Rowe - read his article here. He writes:
The spectacular success of the Ice Bucket Challenge is not the result of a conscious, collective commitment to rise up against a terrible scourge; it’s the result of a marketing campaign. Consequently, a foundation accustomed to working for decades on a million dollars or so in annual donations, will now have to manage a $75 million jackpot. That worries me, as it should anyone who has ever studied the fate of lottery winners. That’s not their fault, but it doesn’t change the situation, and I’m not inclined to challenge more people to send more money to coffers that are already overflowing....
and this as well
See? I told you I couldn't say it better than Mike Rowe. So tell me - did you do it? and why?