Make a Wish Foundation 24 hr Online Fundraiser

Two nights ago, I was a Vancouver Tweetup to network with local Twitter users. There I met Anthony Caridi of Anthony had a great vision. His goal was to run an online social media campaign to raise funding for the Make a Wish Foundation.

Make a Wish is a great organization that grants a child’s wish every 40 minutes. Most of these children are very ill and many are suffering from life threatening illnesses. Their stories are both heart warming and gut wrenching at the same time (read some recent wishes here). Being a parent myself, Make a Wish is a charity close to my heart.

I’ve started the ball rolling with a $20 donation. I ask you to do the same and use your social network to spread the word. The goal is not to have a few big companies cut big checks. The goal is for all of us just to donate $20 and invite a friend. Through the power of our online social networks, blogs and Twitter accounts we hope to prove that a whole bunch of little contributions by a large community can make a huge difference. Click through below to learn more:

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