Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pay it forward

I've mentioned the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) before on the blog. Well... the OAC needs your help! They are participating in a Facebook contest for non-profit organizations (sponsored by Vivint) the grand prize, going to the non-profit who receives the most overall votes is $250,000!

Vivint is giving away $1.25 Million to charities. Help us win!

Phase 1 of the contest is taking place right now till June 11. At that time, the top 20 nonprofits from each region (there are 5 different regions, the OAC is part of the Eastern region) will advance to Phase 2. The top 20 non-profits from each region will be announced on June 14 and then voting will resume. As of today, the OAC is close but not yet in the top 20 :(

I'm hoping WE CAN CHANGE THAT...

VOTE for the Obesity Action Coalition by clicking HERE.

You basically you need to LIKE the Vivint (sponsoring the contest) page then endorse the Obesity Action Coalition for their chance at the dough.

You can vote for one charity, once a day, every day. Doesn't cost a thing, just a moment of your time.

Then you can choose to let your pals know to vote for it too which I hope you'll do. More people voting is a good thing.

I'm assuming if you are reading my blog you or someone you love is affected by obesity. The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) does GOOD THINGS for our community (education, nationwide advocacy, support group information, helping people who have been denied surgery, etc.) They are the good guys, fighting the good fight for us and those we ❤

Please give them your vote in this contest and please consider becoming a member of the OAC.

Here's the 411 on that (doing good and you get a great magazine too) You can make a difference in the cause of obesity. The greater our membership, the stronger our voice!

Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. ~African Proverb

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Added: As someone who won a social media based contest FOREVER THANKFUL for that memory I can tell you I felt the power of this community when it works for a common cause. Please consider helping the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) win this. Vote each day (easy & free) We can make a difference.

Proof it's working: From the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) facebook page: "We went from #26 yesterday to #16 today! We couldn't have done this without your help! Don't forget voting continues until June 11 and you can vote daily!" YOU GUYS ROCK!

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