By now, we've all heard of and seen the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has helped increase donations to the ALS Association, according to Forbes, by more than 3,500% over last year. But, the MusiCares organization has its own challenge going on, and it's a lot easier than getting drenched with ice cold water.

MusiCares - which provides assistance for artists and industry workers with problems such as addiction illness and homelessness - is challenging people to find a record they love, take a picture of themselves with it, donate at least $5 to the organization and finally nominate a friend.

So, if you decided to skip out on the massive ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, this is an alternative. I did the challenge and donated online at

If you missed it, check out Dave Grohl and his awesome ALS Ice Bucket Challenge here.

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