As an alternative to donating to the ALS Association, several dioceses and bishops are encouraging "challengers" to send their donation to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute a research facility that, in its own words: "focuses on the most ethical and cost-effective way of conducting medical research to help develop therapies and cures for a variety of diseases." No babies are destroyed in this experimentation.
So, when taking the challenge - please consider where your money is going. Find an ethical charity, research facility or medical institution to receive your funds.
Or... you can just donate directly to a good cause where a sick person can personally benefit from your donation (hint, hint) Just like we mentioned in our previous post. There are so many needy causes and people out there. God bless you for your generosity, just be careful about what's being done with your hard earned money.