Move Over Ice Bucket Challenge! Have You Heard Of The Mrs. Doubtfire Challenge?
A lot of celebrities, police officers, teachers and ordinary people like us have taken the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness about ALS, the incurable debilitating disease that killed Lou Gehrig.
But I saw a new challenge on the scene called The Mrs. Doubtfire Challenge. It is to raise awareness of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. No shade to the ALS organization in any way, but I feel more inclined to raise awareness through the memory of a scene from one of my favorite movies starring one of my all-time favorite actors, Robin Williams, who recently took his own life amid extreme depression. I actually suffer from depression, so this challenge speaks more to my heart, which is why I jumped at the chance to take the “plunge.”
You are supposed to use whipped cream or shaving cream like Williams’ character in “Mrs. Doubtfire” did, but all I had on hand was some peach yogurt in the station fridge!
Country music singer Jerrod Niemann also took the challenge, which is where I first heard of the idea.
And enjoy this iconic scene from the iconic Robin Williams. RIP.