Meet Some People Who Have Not Been Nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge

Believe it or not, there are still people out there who haven't been nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge.

The viral fundraising campaign for ALS has been a staple on many Facebook feeds in the past few weeks and has raised more than $88 million for the ALS Association, but not everyone has been challenged to either dump ice water over their head or donate $10.

"At first, the challenge seemed kind of far away but, gradually, I noticed it coming closer and closer to my social network," Nick Poppy of New York, NY, told ABC News today. "And then all of a sudden, it seemed like everyone was doing it. And then I realized, no one had asked me to do it. Why not? I don't know, I really don't."

Poppy said he felt a mix of neglect and gratitude that he hasn't had to "dump a bucket of ice water" over his head, and said at this point he probably wouldn't participate.

"I do feel like the campaign has run its course. It's kind of a relief. I don't know where I would get that much ice, and I don't think I even own a bucket," he said.

Noah Portes Chaikin of New York hasn't been nominated either, and joked to ABC News that his friends must know him really well, and "know how averse I am to extreme temperatures."

Chaikin said he would likely donate to the organization rather than go for the icy water. Other folks said they wouldn't participate in the ALS Challenge just because friends nominated them, but would actively donate to other charities.

"I actually feel great not being nominated for the ice bucket challenge! No disrespect to the ALS Foundation and their goals but I already donate to other causes that affect me and my loved ones personally," said Daneka Kulikowski, of New York. "I don't believe in living my life like a lemming, following whatever the crowd dictates."

Elaine Clisham of New Jersey tweeted, "Not nominated, wouldn't do it if I were," adding that she doesn't understand what motivated others to join.

"I should also congratulate the organizers on latching on to a very successful gimmick," she said. "Glad it has raised so much money. But it leaves me with a feeling of coercion, something to which I tend to react badly."

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