“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”
Shut up already.
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection.
As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…
A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier. Her dad has ALS. The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp. And they did. She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.
The Irish Motor Neuron Disease Assoc have raised €1m from the ice bucket donations as of Friday. A tv star did the ALS/Motor Neuron Disease ice bucket challenge at the game in Croke Park today, so that’s 82,000 people who were encouraged to send a text donation. I think it’s awesome :)
Melissa McCarthy wearing custom Marchesa at the 2014 Emmy Awards
I LOVE IT WHEN DESIGNERS ACTUALLY TAILOR SOMETHING FOR FAT WOMEN WHO HAVE TO WEAR THEIR COLLECTIONS
get the shit out of here
Pussy put his ass to sleep, now he callin’ me NyQuil
How to wear a romper while being plus size
Step 1. Buy romper
Step 2. Work the shit outta it because people’s opinions do not matter
Step 3. Remember that you look good.
Nothing is gonna stop me from looking fierce
love yr hair
La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain. Photo credit: Wendy Friedman 2012
James Lee Byars
"What’s the most important thing your mother has taught you?"
“If you buy food, you should always eat it with someone else.”
"You were eating a bowl of cereal… while you were driving?!"