by Michael dEstries
Categories: Pop Culture.

As Parrish recently posted, there is a massive philanthropic effort happening this coming September 5th to help raise money for cancer research. Called Stand Up To Cancer — this initiative aimed at rallying the public around the goal of ending cancer’s reign as a leading cause of death. The initiative brings together an unprecedented collaboration that unites the major television networks, entertainment industry executives, celebrities and prominent leaders in cancer research and patient advocacy. ABC, CBS and NBC will donate one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for a nationally televised fundraising event to air on September 5, 2008 (8 pm EDT and PDT). If you’ve not seen the celebrity-filled PSA, it’s nothing short of inspiring:

One of the groups rallying behind this cause is the social networking site SocialVibe. Unlike the MySpaces or Facebooks of the world, SocialVibe exists to hook people with the brands they love and the causes they care about. It’s a slick community that makes a difference in the world and allows you to get sponsored to raise money for orgs like charity:water, World Wildlife Fund, PETA, Surfrider Foundation, and others.

For Stand Up To Cancer, SocialVibe is prepared to ante up to $50,000 through a first-of-its-kind “Blog Challenge” that harnesses the power of social media to raise funds for this supremely worthy cause. That’s where we come in! As you can see from the widget to the right, Ecorazzi is now in competition with several other sites to help raise money for SU2C. For every person that clicks through and signs up for SocialVibe, the group will donate $1 to the campaign — and our little total will bounce a bit higher.

Join us? Not only will you absolutely love the Vibe community, but together we’ll also be helping to donate to this worthy initiative. Oh — and make sure that you look us up when you sign up so that we can be friends! Just type in Ecorazzi!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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