We’ve seen the naked picture, but now – as promised – out singer/songwriter Steve Grand makes good on his promise of video footage of his naked Lake Superior “ALS Plunge.”
We don’t get to see much, but we do get a full minute of Mr. Grand addressing us in the buff.
In addition to ALS, I chose to donate to two other charities I feel passionate about. I encourage everyone out there to find a cause you are passionate about, do your research, and donate according to your means. Remember, numerous little donations are what make the biggest differences!
The Water Project (thewaterproject.org) is another charity I feel passionate about, as there are nearly 1 billion people in the developing world that do not have access to clean, safe, drinking water.
The Night Ministry – The Crib, is one of the charities I chose to donate to. LGBT youth are disproportionately affected by homelessness. Some studies show as many as 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT. The Night Ministry – The Crib, is a local, Chicago emergency overnight shelter that accepts 20 youth a night.
“I don’t always get naked, but when I do, it’s for a good cause. I didn’t want to waste fresh water (since there are so many without) so naturally, I jumped into Lake Superior, naked, after my performance here in Duluth, MN. Video to come soon.
Hunky and handsome out Pennsylvania legislator Brian Sims posts his recent video taking part in the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” I think we’re all a little disappointed that Brian chose to wear clothes, but admire him for bringing attention to ALS.
About the “Ice Bucket Challenge:”
As a part of the so-called “ice bucket challenge,” started by a Massachusetts resident who has lived with ALS since 2012 to raise awareness for the disease, after posting their own ice-bucket videos, participants nominate others to get drenched via social media to keep the cycle going. If those challenged don’t accept, or fail to post their video within 24-hours, they must donate cash to ALS research.
Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a devastating neuromuscular disease for which there is no effective treatment or cure. ALS impacts the brain and spinal chord, causing progressive paralysis.
For more info about ALS and to donate, click here.