We’ve been duped. America is filled with fun-loving and caring people. The viral ice bucket challenge has combined both our sense of responsibility to our fellow human with fun…
So I found this link on Facebook and thought I’d crosspost it here because really what is even going on here. These people are like “73% of this isn’t going to ALS!” Uh? Patient and community services, public and professional education, and research make up 78% of of their budget. And then another 17% is going to fundraising. That IS going to help people with ALS. Jesus Christ, not all of it has to go to research. But when people complain that the majority of the money isn’t going towards research while ignoring that it’s going towards HELPING PEOPLE WITH ALS just makes it sound like they don’t actually care about disabled people. They just want us to stop existing.
Like, don’t get me wrong, ALS isn’t necessarily a perfect organization. But complaining that the majority doesn’t go to research ignores the reality of disability and that disabled people need more than just nebulous “research” to improve their lives.
Go hate on Autism Speaks if you’re worried about organizations not doing what they should with their money.