Facebook Cause Contest Encourages Viral Marketing: Donate to ALS Today and Help Prize4Life Win

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Facebook Giving Contest: Donate to Prize4Life Today

Remember Avichai Kremer from “Why Orphan Diseases Should be a Jewish Priority”?

His entry was one of my favorites in November because it epitomized what blogging is about for me. I didn’t know about ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease in any more than general terms. Through his guest post and communicating with him further, I got lucky.

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  • I met a great person whom I feel fortunate to know
  • I learned more about ALS
  • Avi changed my thinking about why I should care about ALS, educating me on orphan diseases in particular
  • I have a better understanding of ALS in the Jewish community, particularly with IsrALS, whom I have heard about and been much more attuned to since his writing

So here’s the request.

Help Fight ALS Through Facebook, Earn Prize4Life $100,000

There is a Facebook contest for causes in which the cause with the highest number of supporters donating each day wins $1,000. The contest will run for 50 days, and the cause that does the best by the end of that period will be granted $50,000 in prize money from the Case Foundation.

CaseFoundation LogoSo if Prize4Life wins each day, they can technically earn $50,000, and if they win the whole contest, that’s $100,000 more that can go toward medical research for ALS– a significant amount in the world of nonprofits, especially when every advance against ALS means a direct and irrefutable improvement in the quality of someone’s life.

The cause that won on Wednesday had 85 donors. The cause that won Thursday had 35 donors. This is doable. Keep in mind that the contest is based on number of donors, not amount donated. Can you imagine that your $10 donation might be the deciding factor for the day and push the $1,000 prize to Prize4Life?

I encourage you to think of this contest as the 2000 presidential elections in the US– your vote and your actions count. They could be the deciding factor.

Let’s get to it: click here to donate and tell your friends.

Giving Meaningfully

Through Facebook and the Case Foundation’s Giving Challenge, you can also give presents to friends or in friends’ names.

I can tell you that one of the most thoughtful gifts I ever received was when a friend donated in my name to water research in Israel. She knew it was an issue I cared about and instead of giving me a book or something else I would have appreciated, she thought about what really mattered to me and gave in that way.

If you are looking for overdue Chanukkah gifts or creative ways to give to others, this is a meaningful way to do it.

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4 Responses to Facebook Cause Contest Encourages Viral Marketing: Donate to ALS Today and Help Prize4Life Win

  1. Craig Wise says:

    I just came across your blog and had to send a reply. I am helping a friend, “Doc J” raise awareness and funding for ALS research and we have recently partnered with the ALS Greater NY Chapter on this effort. The doc is a practicing pediatrician on LI and he also is a hip hop artist. His father passed from ALS in 1996 and he wrote a song “Hey Dad” in honor of his father. 100% of the proceeds from the sales of this song will be donated to the ALS Association.

    Currently, facebook is our main source of viral marketing and below is the Doc’s fb link.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Doc-J/76796154423

    We are not interested in the contest above. We would just like to get the word out about the Doc, his music and his efforts.

    Thank you.

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