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Eric Christian Olsen Online is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this month! And we’re celebrating this incredible milestone with a contest. We will be raising money for Hats Off For Cancer, a charity that Eric supports. And if you make a donation, you will have the chance to win a great prize! I’ve contacted Eric about the contest and he has graciously agreed to send the winner a personalized autograph and a NCIS: Los Angeles DVD signed by the cast. No joke! Eric has supported the site for, well, almost 10 years actually!
Please read our guidelines below, make a donation and you could be the lucky winner of this amazing prize!

1) Donate to Hats Off For Cancer via PayPal. You can use the button below. Minimum donation is $4 to enter (*for more info, scroll down). Please note that the money goes directly to Hats Off For Cancer.

 


There are two ways to confirm your donation so I know you’ve entered the contest: 

2A) Forward me the confirmation e-mail PayPal sent you after you’ve completed your donation. It looks something like the one below, only mine’s in Dutch. ;) I’ve covered up my last name in pink for this example. You can do something similar if you like. Forward it to: gwen@ericchristianolsen.net

 


2B) Or you can make a screenshot of your payment. Open your favorite Paint program, press PRTSC (or something similar) and then paste or press CTRL+V. Don’t forget to save your screenshot. ;) 

 


E-mail your screenshot to gwen@ericchristianolsen.net and please include your name and the amount you’ve donated. This is the only way for me to keep track of who entered the contest and how much money we’re raising. As I mentioned above, the money goes directly to Hats Off For Cancer, so I can’t see who donates and how much money someone donates. 

3) I will e-mail you back as soon as possible to confirm your contest entry. :)

4) The contest runs throughout May so make sure you’ve entered before Saturday, June 1st! That weekend, I will randomly draw a name from a hat and that person will be the winner. If you’re the winner, I’ll mail you to ask for your address so Eric can send you your prize!

That’s it! Thanks for reading and I hope you will participate! If you have any questions, please mail me or send me a tweet:)

*I know that not everybody has a lot of money to spend. These are tough times so I really appreciate every donation we receive for Hats Off For Cancer. We won’t look at the donation amount when picking a winner, so everyone has a fair shot. The reason I do ask for a minimum donation of $4 is that hopefully, at the end of May, we’ve raised a couple of hundred dollars for a great charity. So if you can miss a couple of extra bucks and donate more than $4, well, that would be really great! :)

From the ECO Fansite: http://ericchristianolsen.net/10yearscontest.php

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Supernatural star Jensen Ackles and wife One Tree Hill actress, Danneel Harris, are asking for donations to the amazing charity Hats Off For Cancer in lieu of sending baby gifts. With 78 days left fans of Jensen and Danneel have already raised over $20,000. Click here to donate in honor of Baby Ackes. Jensen expressed his wishes by stating:

Some of you have expressed interest in giving Danneel and I baby gifts for our little girl. We would ask instead that you donate to this wonderful charity. We are truly grateful for your support and generosity.

The couple married in Dallas, TX back in May of 2010. Jensen, 35, and Danneel, 34, met on the set of short film The Plight Of Clownana, and started dating around the time of filmingTen Inch Hero. Best friend and co-star Jared Padalecki and his wife Genevieve had their first baby, Thomas Colton, last March. They were both groomsmen in each other’s weddings in 2010 and no doubt their children will become fast friends on the Supernaturalset. They are expecting their baby girl to arrive in June. With Thomas Colton only a year ahead of baby Ackles, who knows what the future could hold. Fans would love nothing more than to see a new Texas Padalecki/Ackles couple.

 

Article link: http://www.examiner.com/article/supernatural-actor-jensen-ackles-fundraise-for-hats-off-for-cancer

Photo via PacificCoastNews.com

By JOANNA MAZEWSKI | April 8th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Supernatural star Jensen Ackles, who is expecting his first child with his wife, Danneel Harris, wants his fans to help him out with a good cause.

In lieu of baby gifts, Jensen is asking that fans donate to the Hats Off For Cancer organization on Fundly.com. So far, he has managed to raise almost $20,000. Here’s what he writes:

Some of you have expressed interest in giving Danneel and I baby gifts for our little girl. We would ask instead that you donate to this wonderful charity. We are truly grateful for your support and generosity.

Talk about a great cause from a very great actor, right? Plus, there’s only so many baby wipe warmers you can get! To donate to the cause, check out the link here!

Photo via PacificCoastNews.com

Article linked from: http://www.babble.com/celebrity/jensen-ackles-wants-fans-to-donate-to-charity-in-lieu-of-baby-gifts/

Last Monday, the Hats Off For Cancer family lost a great member of the team, one of our Teen Ambassadors, Kevin Cordasco.  Kevin was 16-years old and he had been battling cancer since age 9.  He is featured in our music video for Sound of Heart (http://youtu.be/PcDonfj_qKY) and in our Public Service Announcement (http://youtu.be/VEIV7W5YlfU).  Kevin is an inspiration to us, and to so many that knew him.  We are grateful for the opportunity we had to spend time with Kevin and see his courage and passion for life first-hand.  Kevin used his life to make a difference, and we are thankful for all that he did!

Below is an article from The Acorn newspaper detailing Kevin’s accomplishments and his battle with cancer:

Community mourns loss of Kevin Cordasco

SYLVIE BELMOND/Acorn Newspapers

A vigil will take place this evening between 7 and 9 p.m. at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village to remember the life of Kevin Cordasco, a 16-year-old Calabasas teen who died March 11 following his long bout with neuroblastoma.

The much-loved Calabasas High School junior was diagnosed with the disease at 9 and was recognized throughout the community as a beacon of courage in the face of insurmountable odds.

During his ordeal, Kevin had been in and out of hospitals in three different cities searching for a cure. He endured multiple surgeries and chemotherapy and radiation treatments and fought his way through a number of relapses with spirit intact.

As he was being named Honorary Mayor for the City of Calabasas in January, Kevin said his parents, Kevin Sr. and Melodie, and younger brother, Cade, encouraged him to be strong and resilient.

“Our city is grieving alongside the Cordasco family over the loss of their beloved son and brother,” said Mary Sue Maurer, mayor of the city.

Even after doctors ran out of options to slow his disease, Kevin refused to give up. Maurer said Kevin and his family symbolize the spirit of the community. His mantra was “courage, strength and believe.”

“That is what he personifies for this community,” said C.J. Foss, Calabasas High principal.

“Kevin has been and continues to be a tremendous inspiration to students and staff at CHS. His courage, positive spirit and joy for living came through anytime you talked to him or talked about him,” Foss said.

During the past six years Kevin spoke in front of thousands of people and inspired many with his determination and will

In addition to being named Calabasas Citizen of the Year in 2008, he received the A.C. Stelle Middle School Courage Award when he graduated from eighth grade. He also was honored by the Calabasas boys’ basketball team as the team’s Most Inspirational Player.

Foss said students at CHS are making plans for a special memorial in honor of Kevin.

Kevin Cordasco will rest in the company of heroes in the Garden of Valor at Pierce Brothers in Westlake Village. His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Fri., March 15 at St. Bernadine’s Catholic Church, 24410 Calvert St., Woodland Hills.

There will be a procession to Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village followed by a 1p.m. reception at the Westlake Village Inn at 31943 Agoura Road.

The public is welcome to attend.

Link to article: http://www.theacorn.com/news/2013-03-14/Community/Community_mourns_loss_of_Kevin_Cordasco.html

Tuesday, February 26th 2013
 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The world’s largest crowdfunding-for-good platform, Fundly (www.fundly.com) today announced the winners of the Fundly Campaign of the Year Challenge to recognize standout crowdfunding campaigns among the more than 30,000 fundraising campaigns on its platform.

Fundly is showcasing these standout examples of crowdfunding for social change to recognize the creativity, dedication and success of those leading the winning campaigns and inspire others to learn from the winners’ inventive ways of using Fundly’s platform to leverage their social networks to fundraise for a diverse array of causes.

“Fundly Campaign of the Year winners are inspiring examples of crowdfunding’s highest potential – driving social change,” said Fundly CEO, Dave Boyce. “Fundly’s mission is to help more people give more, and these winning organizations and individuals personify that mission and will undoubtedly motivate and help others succeed in their fundraising efforts.”

The Fundly Campaign of the Year Winners are:

  • Best Campaign by an Organization: Hats Off for Cancer– Campaign to collect and donate hats of all kinds to the courageous children who lose their hair due to cancer treatments.
  • Best Campaign by an Individual: Help Ashwin Vishnuvardhan – Campaign to benefit Ashwin and his family, after this kindhearted student was diagnosed with Acute Myalobalstic Leukemia.
  • Best Campaign for Kids or Pets: Have a Heart for Myles  Campaign to benefit a loveable dog with a grave heart condition known as Patent Ductus Arterosis (PDA).
  • Best Event-Based Campaign: Walk for Humanity– Campaign to support the annual charity fundraising event led by MKA USA, America’s leading Muslim youth organization, to raise funds for soup kitchens and social projects benefitting families nationwide.
  • Most Inspirational Campaign: #MAKEASTAND! LEMON-AID Campaign launched by nine year-old Vivienne Harr to combat child slavery and human trafficking, with funds going to global nonprofit Not for Sale.
  • People’s Choice Campaign: Ella’s Fund – Campaign to benefit the young family whose unborn child was diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).

To date, Fundly has enabled more than 30,000 campaigns led by individuals, volunteer groups and nonprofit organizations of all sizes to collectively raise more than $305 million for their causes.

About Fundly
The world’s #1 crowdfunding platform for social good, Fundly’s mission is to help more people give more. The largest, most widely-adopted and easiest-to-use crowdfunding-for-good platform, Fundly has enabled more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations, volunteer groups and individual fundraisers large and small to collectively raise more than $305 million and counting. Fundly is the proven fundraising solution for everyone from local PTAs, to Run-Walk-Ride events, to the world’s largest charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Teach for America and Children’s Miracle Network. Learn more about Fundly at www.fundly.com and see Fundly in the news at http://fundly.com/press/

Contact: Deborah Schneider / dschneider@prandcompany.com / 415-277-6973

SOURCE Fundly

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Read more: http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2013/02/26/worlds-largest-crowdfunding-good-platform-fundly-announces-campaign-year-winners#ixzz2M3ZI8ZZk

Posted on February 7, 2013

More than 100 new hats were recently donated to the Valerie Fund Children’s Center at the Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, 300 Second Ave., Long Branch, to benefit children who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment.

The hats were dropped off by three students representing the SkillsUSA club from the Monmouth County Vocational School District: Ebed Rincon of Ocean Township, Hector Pint, of Eatontown, and Marquis Johnson, of Neptune.

Active members of SkillsUSA from the auto mechanics, nursing and electrical programs participated in the hat collection, which was spearheaded by the district’s Middletown campus club advisor, Dan Marra.

Students approached Marra about the possibility of raising awareness for the Mad Hatter Hats Off for Cancer drive benefiting children and teens stricken with cancer.

Since its inception in 1996, Hats Off for Cancer has worked with hospitals, camps and individuals to distribute more than 1.5 million hats to cancer patients.

Link to article: http://atl.gmnews.com/news/2013-02-07/Front_Page/Hats_donated_for_children_fighting_cancer.html

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Canton Charter Academy Holds Month-Long Fundraiser to Support Children with Cancer

Friday’s were extra special at Canton Charter Academy in the month of January as students wore hats to raise money for children with cancer.

The school’s National Junior Honor Society sponsored a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization Hats Off For Cancer. Students donated a dollar for the chance to wear a hat on Friday.

Fifth-grade Teacher Ken MacKinnon said the response from the students has been incredible. “They proudly stroll into school sporting their hats,” MacKinnon said. “I have even seen students donate more than they are required, or bring in fun hats for their classmates.”

Hats Off for Cancer uses donations to provide hats to children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments.

“A lot of kids don’t know how to relate to people who have cancer, and they don’t know how to reach out to help them,” said eighth-grade student Shannon Kasinger. “This organization makes it easy to help.”

MacKinnon said he hopes the fundraiser shows students that even the smallest donation can have a huge impact for a child battling cancer. All of those dollar hat days added up fast and the school donated $1,040 to Hats Off For Cancer.

Link to article: http://plymouth-mi.patch.com/blog_posts/students-put-hats-on-to-help-hats-off-for-cancer