Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Launches $50K to Cancer Twitter Drive
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance (@CancerAlliance) has launched an international campaign to raise funding for cancer research and support organizations through Twitter. @CancerAlliance has pledged to donate $1 for every new Twitter follower they gain between now and September 2nd, 2011, up to $50,000.
Moreover, they’re encouraging their new followers to vote on which cancer research or support organization will receive the funds. New followers are able to choose from many large national organizations or nominate one close to their heart.
“It’s our way of letting members of our Twitter community have a voice in who receives the funding,” Jack Bleeker, spokesman for the drive said.
The drive is intended to encourage organizations and support groups of all sizes to generate support among their Twitter following and create a collaborative learning community through social media.
“Some of these organizations aren’t as well known as LIVESTRONG or other nationally recognized members of the cancer community, but they all deserve their chance at the funding. We’re trying to mobilize lesser-known organizations and their constituencies to get the word out.”
@CancerAlliance is among the leading internet-based social media cancer communities. Featuring the latest in cancer treatment advancements, academic scholarship, and inspirational stories, our community serves as an open platform for all of those affected by cancer in some way.
To follow us on Twitter and vote for for a cancer support organization close to your heart, please visit us at: http://twitter.com/#/CancerAlliance
For more information on the $50k to Cancer drive, please visit the campaign’s homepage here.
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is the leading authority on Mesothelioma and asbestos-related disease. Featuring thousands of pages of physician, cancer center, clinical trial, and other resources, we have been serving the mesothelioma and cancer community online for nearly thirty years.