Social Networking Impacts Lives Using Hash Tag #GIVEBLOOD
Music Saves Lives, a nonprofit encouraging youth blood donations, is partnering with photo sharing app, PictureHealing, to save lives in a flashy new way. From now thru June 16th, donors can use PictureHealing to say “cheese” while giving blood, share their photo with the hashtag #GiveBlood, and receive a free ticket upgrade for the 2012 Vans Warped Tour.
For the last 7 years, Music Saves Lives has been instrumental in over one million blood donations. Each summer the nonprofit rewards several donors with upgraded tickets to the Vans Warped Tour. This year, thanks to a new partnership with PictureHealing, a free photo sharing app that benefits community and charitable initiatives, the plan to impact the summer blood supply will be at record numbers. And, of course, there will be even more concert vouchers up for grabs.
“This unique, social media campaign will give those that want to be part of the program an easier way to save lives and reap some cool music related benefits,” said Russel Hornbeek, Music Saves Lives founder. “We are excited to collaborate with PictureHealing on this initiative.”
To get involved, individuals can simply download the PictureHealing app, snap a photo donating blood at any blood center, and share it on Facebook, Twitter, or Foursquare with the hashtag #GiveBlood. The donor can then order the picture online to be redeemed as a concert upgrade.
“Music Saves Lives is an amazing organization that shares our philosophy of doing good while having fun,” says Christopher Brereton, founder of PictureHealing. “We couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with MSL and participate in the 2012 Vans Warped Tour.”
The movement has already begun across the US, and can be followed by searching #GIVEBLOOD. Individually, these two organizations may seem like an average nonprofit and simple iPhone app company, but together they just might change the world.
PictureHealing develops community, awareness, and support for charity through photo-sharing on your iPhone. There motto “Be a Hero, Change the World” has started a photo sharing revolution helping nonprofits. As a California “B” Corporation over 50% of their company profits go back to the nonprofits they work with. Go here to find out more.
Music Saves Lives a 501(c)3 organization based in Southern California was established in 2006 by founder and now director Russel Hornbeek. Music Saves Lives has focused on blood donation, marrow registration and life saving education to a demographic of 14-27 year olds. This has been done in College and High Schools across the US and Canada.
Music Saves Lives has directly encouraged over 1 million blood donations, and with over 30,000 marrow registrations, has saved 15 people with blood disorders or leukemia. It has been awarded for being the largest youth blood donation program in the US history from the American Red Cross six years in a row. The Music Saves Lives motto, “Saving Lives Has Never Sounded So Good™”. Information about Music Saves Lives and its life saving efforts go here.