Bethany Swain

Photojournalist & Multimedia Producer

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I Challenge You!

#ALSforEd – #IceBucketChallenge from Bethany Swain on Vimeo.

Alanna Delfino (ViewFinder ’14) turned the camera on me for a change after I was challenged by Ulysses Muñoz (ViewFinder ’15) in an #ALSIceBucketChallenge video. I challenge everyone to participate in this social event that draws attention and raises funds for ALS. So I am offering an incentive.

#IceBucketChallenge for ALS from Ulysses Muñoz on Vimeo.

How it works
For every student produced #IceBucketChallenge inspired video that tags me (@bethanysstories) and #ALSforEd on twitter, I will donate $25 to ALS. Up to $400 total donation.

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This is more than just an excuse to see students and friends get creative. My father-in-law, Ed Swain, passed away in 2004 from ALS. I was there when he died, after years of suffering.  I want to see my students produce videos up to the production standards that this subject deserves. And even better if you also give a donation:

No Vertical Video
Thanks Eric Seals for the No Vertical Video reminder.

More on ALS: Here is a video I did for CNN on life with this fatal disease.

Battling ALS – Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease from Bethany Swain on Vimeo.

Alanna’s video was the first response to my challenge

#icebucketchallenge from Alanna Delfino on Vimeo.

More on how I’m using #IceBucket#Challenge as a teaching tool in my classroom:

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