To celebrate the release of Extraordinary Measures starring Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford, a wonderful opportunity has been presented for any charity to get the word out about their cause . The Inspirational Quilt project allows you to upload a video about your inspirational story and a chance to receive $10,000 for your cause whether it is big or small. The movie’s tagline, “Don’t Hope For a Miracle. Make One,” is inspired by the film’s real-life subject, John Crowley, a father who defied conventional wisdom and great odds, and risked his family’s future to pursue a cure for his children’s life- threatening disease.
Entering is easy!
- Go to the Inspirational Quilt and click on Upload Your Story
- Once your video is uploaded, you will be entered into the sweepstakes for a chance to designate the charity of your choice to receive $10,000.
- Tell your friends to vote to increase your chances of winning.
Some fantastic videos have been uploaded to the Inspirational Quilt and are already in the running for the $10,000 charity donation- including the story of Alexandra “Alex” Scott, a young cancer patient who, facing a grim diagnosis, insisted on setting up a lemonade stand to raise money for childhood cancer before succumbing to the disease at age eight. Her stand evolved into a national lemonade stand initiative and foundation which has since raised over $25 million for the cause.
Even if you don’t have your own inspirational story to share, I hope you will take a moment and vote for some of the amazing stories that need to be heard!
* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Participants must be legal residents of 1 of the 50 US states or D.C., at least 18 years old or age of majority in state of residence or older at date of entry. Entries accepted until January 26, 2010. Void where prohibited by law. For complete details see <Official Rules>.