Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Another Twitterthon For A Great Cause

Yesterday started our "Sponsor A Day in February" campaign where we push to support a different cancer fighting charity or organization during the month.

Wednesday, February 2nd, our "Micro" Twitterthons continue...... Today for the next 500 followers of @abolishcancer, @HeatherVSJ agrees to donate $1 to the Brigham and Women's Hospital International Mesothelioma Program to help fight cancer. @abolishcancer starts the day with 42,750 followers.

Heather Von St James @HeatherVSJ is our sponsor today and is supporting the International Mesothelioma Program for good reason. Heather is a cancer SURVIVOR. On February 2nd, 2006, 5 years ago today, Heather had her lung removed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her story touches your heart as she explains going through the procedures to fight the cancer and the impact on her family. (watch her testimonial here). We are so amazed at the courage of cancer fighters such as Heather who are willing to tell their story to others, many of whom are facing similar battles.

Heather appropriately tags today's Twitterthon as #LungLeavingDay. The International Mesothelioma Program provides a great deal of support and quality medical care and Heather wants to ensure that more people are knowledgeable of the work that they do. At the Brigham and Women's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, approximately 2,000 new patients are diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer each year. With over 300 consultations each year and more than 180 patients, the International Mesothelioma Program is the largest program of its kind in the world. Follow their great work at

We are so inspired by Heather's story and hope that you will help spread the word through our Twitterthon today. Our many thanks to Heather for her support.

History of the Twitterthon
We created the Twitterthon to allow people to raise $ and awareness for their favorite cancer charity by tweeting and following. Over the last 15 months we have raised over $44,000 through Twitterthons with 100% going towards the cancer charity. Most of the sponsorships of our Twitterthons have a minimum of a $2,500 donation.

While our goal is to have a "sponsor each day" for our Twitterthons, we realize that a $2,500 donation is a hefty price tag for most people. So for the month of February only, we are providing opportunities for "micro" Twitterthons where the minimum donation is $500. Our goal is a $500 sponsor a day (20 workdays in the month) to accumulate $10,000 once February is over, with ALL proceeds going to cancer charities by TWEETING & FOLLOWING. How easy is that?

We have the following commitments (charities being sponsored) to this point

Feb 1 Susan G. Komen by sponsor @AMarkowitz33~ $500 raised!
Feb 2 International Mesothelioma Program @HeatherVSJ
Feb 4 ***Surprise Announcement
Feb 8 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Feb 18 Dallas Children's Medical Center

Five down, 15 to go. Help us achieve our goal for a "Sponsor A Day in the Month of February". If you are interested in sponsoring, email us at Help spread our movement......

"Power of the People, To Unite, To @abolishcancer"

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