a couple of weeks ago, oscar from all trade bait all the time nominated me to take the als challenge. as everybody knows by now, this challenge can involve dumping a bucket of ice water over yourself, but you may not know that it doesn't have to.
as i understand it, the challenge is to donate to a charity supporting research (and hopefully a cure) for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or as it is commonly known, lou gehrig's disease. since this is a baseball card blog, here's a 2012 topps lou gehrig gold standard insert.
anyway, i have accepted oscar's challenge, but rather than not donate and pour ice water over myself as punishment, i've made a donation to the minnesota chapter of the als association. one of its founding members is former twins first baseman kent hrbek, whose father died of the disease.
here's a more informative piece on the subject of donating.
thanks oscar for the nomination, and while i won't nominate anyone specifically, i encourage my fellow bloggers to consider a donation to this or another charity of their choosing.