Thursday, June 14, 2012

Helping Orphans without Spending a Dime

Any of you that know me know that I spend a lot of my social media time advocating for orphans with special needs.  Most of this advocacy comes in the form of asking for monetary donations to help a family that's adopting.  Sometimes though, there's an opportunity to help that doesn't involve a single dime.

Two months ago, Ironman announced a contest called Kona Inspired.  They gave the general public an opportunity to submit a 90 second video with the theme, "Anything is Possible".  The winner gets a spot to race in the Ironman World Championship in October, but most importantly, they will race as a media athlete and have the opportunity to share their story on NBC's nationally televised broadcast of the championship this year!  Brady Murray, an athlete that has already been involved in raising money for the children on Reece's Rainbow saw this as an opportunity to get even more exposure for these children.  He put together a video and, after a month of preliminary voting, he received word that his video was in the top 15.  He's now in the final round of voting which ends on Sunday night (midnight EST).

His video is bouncing back and forth between the top 3 slots.  He needs to be in the top 2 slots when voting ends in order to race.

Please take a moment to WATCH, VOTE, and SHARE his video as much as possible throughout the day from your home computer, work computer, laptop, phone, etc! 

This link provides detailed instructions for voting (and has a link to the actual video so you can commence voting).


Remember, you can vote more than once.  Also, you don't need to watch the video all the way through (though you might want to do it at least once to make sure you want to support him ;)  ). - you get the idea!

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