Friday, September 10, 2010

Today @Delprado Sponsors Twitterthon to Help Children at @ProjectLadyBug

Today is an amazing day to help raise awareness & $ to @abolishcancer.

If you ever felt as if the stars could align, then today may just be that day. First, the extravaganza put on by the great folks at Stand Up To Cancer @SU2C takes place at 8PM eastern on September 10th on major television networks with tons of celebrity involvement. Be sure to check them out.

If that isn’t enough, there is a huge movement occurring on Facebook. Similar to the Facebook push to get Betty White to be a host of Saturday Night Live, there is a new push to encourage Oprah to highlight childhood cancer as part of the last season of her show. At the most recent count, over 9,000 people have “liked” this idea on Facebook in less that a week since it was posted. See our previous post about this initiative here and, more importantly, click on the following link to “like” and be a part of the movement on Facebook. . We truly believe in the power of the people to help abolish this disease- especially for our children.

This leads us to our other piece of exciting news…….”For every new follower today of @abolishcancer, @delprado agrees to donate $1 to @ProjectLadyBug to help children who are fighting cancer.”

Dina Manzo is the founder of the non-profit organization- Project Ladybug. You may recognize Dina as the former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star. (You can find Dina at @dinamanzo on Twitter or on her web site at

Today, however, Dina will be known most notably for her Project LadyBug Foundation that pushes to enrich the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses. The Project LadyBug Fund strives to help families face the financial and the emotional hardships during their child's treatment to help meet the needs of seriously ill and less fortunate patients in our region. Through improving the quality of life for these children and families during treatment, Project Ladybug hopes to improve outcomes for these patients.

So today, for every follower that @abolishcancer gets on Friday, September 10th, @delprado will donate $1 directly towards @ProjectLadyBug. This is a huge opportunity to raise $ and awareness for a great cause.

About our sponsor. Who is @delprado? Well, they are no strangers to helping others and have certainly done their part to help various cancer charities through previous “Twitterthons” that we have sponsored on our site. @delprado is run by John Gallagher, the CEO of MAPA Imports, LLC. Over four separate Twitterthons, John has helped us raise $10,133 for various cancer charities. John has a heart of gold and has done so much to help raise awareness for our cause and to help those who are fighting cancer. We encourage you to get to know John and @delprado better by checking out their web site.

Since last November, @abolishcancer has raised over $17,500 for various cancer charities, ALL BY TWEETING. We truly believe that social media is opening up opportunities that have never been possible in the past... to rally a group, a nation, a world….. for a common cause.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get our message viral today and help raise more awareness & $ for @ProjectLadyBug to help abolish this disease! We start the day with 20,520 followers. Let's get tweeting.......

“When does the battle end? When the war on cancer is WON!!!”

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing what can be done by tweeting! @abolishcancer accomplished a huge win tonight with the wonderful generosity of @delprado! To donate that much money is wonderful! Now,Dina Manzo has more money to work with for @ProjectLadyBug!

    I hope everyone gets a chance to see the magic that is happening over at @abolishcancer thanks to the hard work of Darah Bonham! I'm proud to be an @abolishcancer follower:)