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We have all been seeing the videos of people acting nutty and dumping buckets of ice water over their heads. This is all in the name of raising awareness, and hopefully funds, for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Sadly the message was becoming diluted and I even learned of a friend’s teenager who was participating in the challenge without knowing it had any connection to a disease let alone a fundraiser. So when I was challenged, I knew I wanted to make sure the message was not lost.

I wrote about my friend Connie last year, and I am glad that I am reminded of her presence today. She succumbed to this disease, and more than 5,000 new diagnoses will be made this year. The fundraising needs to happen. The awareness needs to happen. You can do both by visiting www.alsa.org.

My Totems were with me for my challenge because their calming presence gave me the motivation to further the message. What’s your motivation?

Stay well.

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