Thanks to everyone who has let me know about this charity for Autism Speaks over the last couple of weeks. Here are the details:
Autism Speaks created a music video of the Five for Fighting song, "World", which features images of autistic children and their families. It is a truly moving video and was the work of Bill Shea.
The band is generously donating $0.49 to Autism Speaks for each time the video is viewed - the funding goes toward research studies to help find a cure. When you have a moment, please visit the link below to watch the video and pass it along to your friends and family. They are aiming for 10,000 hits, but hopefully we can help them to surpass this goal.
To view the video, click here.
So many cool things happening these days on the internet. Love this opportunity to do good in this crazy medium of connectivity.
Speaking of connectivity, I got to chat with Kevin Bacon on the phone yesterday (that was when Paolo was playing blanket train with Simon). As the founder of SixDegrees.org he was the originator of that spectacular contest that so many of you generously participated in over the last few months.
It was really cool to get the opportunity to thank him personally for taking a chance on such a cool charity set-up. Our conversation was an interview that will be available as a podcast on the Six Degrees site soon (I think next week). We talked about the how I heard about the contest, my personal connection with autism, what the whole thing meant to me, connectivity, the power of people, one + one, etc. It was cool. He is cool.
They chatted with each of the top 6 badges so I am excited to hear from the others about their experience.
And, we did come out on top.