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Archive for October, 2009

Darius Weems on CNN

I forgot to put this up when it ran last month.  Right before Darius Goes West was broadcast on MTV, Darius was interviewed on CNN about the vehicle and the cause.  CNN videos can’t be embedded into WordPress (at least not by me), so click the image and redirect to the clip on CNN.com.  It’s definitely worth watching.  There is other Darius news to share, so look for that post this weekend.  It has to do with a contest sponsored by DGW and spreading the word through their Play It Forward campaign.  I am constantly inspired in new ways by the crew and especially by Darius.

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Charley’s Fund distributed a bulletin about their entry into America’s Giving Challenge.  The overall winner of the challenge receives a prize of $50,000!  This is a great way for all of us to help raise funds and donate to an organization that directs money into the hands of researchers who have the best shot at developing a treatment or cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  To donate, please click here.
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“To win, between now and November 7th we have to get the most donations to our cause (every person can donate once per day and have it count as a unique donation). We can also win daily awards of $1,000 and $500 if we can get the most people to donate in any 24-hour period. The great thing about this Challenge is that it doesn’t matter how much you give, but instead how much you do to encourage friends and family to get involved in our cause. We all need to come together and start promoting the cause if we want to win.

challengeEach of us has tons of friends on Facebook who we can ask to donate to our cause. But let’s think big too—can you put our cause in your email signature, can you throw a party and get people to donate through the cause when they enter, can you organize other people to go out and fundraise from all of their friends? As you reach out to your friends be sure to tell them why this cause matters to you. The possibilities are endless so let’s talk about what we can do to win on the Wall of the cause or by replying to this bulletin.”

To donate to the cause, please click here.

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