Allow me to slip into my self-entitled persona for a second.
Yesterday, I was apparently nominated to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and I will not be participating in the slacktavism of freezing my head, or donating money.
I don't think it's worth it for me to do either. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis(ALS) is a horrible disease, no one deserves to have it, but I think the Ice Bucket Challange, which from now on will be reffered to as IBC because I don't want to spell it a million times, is massively in-efficient, The way I see it, IBC wastes a lot of potential donations to other charities.
If I understand correctly, the rules of IBC is that you pour iced water over your head, nominate other(how many?) people to do the same and if they don't do it, they "have" to donate.
I don't like the structure of it, It reminds me of one of those chain emails that tells you to do something or x will happen, only that you're pressured to be at financial loss by your friends if you don't.
Another problem is the people who opt to pour iced water over their head, and then burden other people with the "challenge" get to pat themselves the back and are less likely to donate to other charities because "I just did the ice bucket challenge! give me a break." where essentially they just wasted a bucket of water and quite often some megabytes of youtube storage.
I know Cancer is a bigger offender when it comes to hogging donations, and that diseases like Diabetes, Heart disease and HIV are mostly preventable, and I'm pretty sure you can't research a cure to Suicide, but donations to these things are badly distributed, I'd rather donate my money(if I had any) to something else.