Browsing Category : Charity

Increasing ticket sales for Taste of Huntington Beach with Social Media and Influencer Outreach

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It seems like only yesterday when I wrote about How A Charity Event Leveraged Social Media to Increase Ticket Sales. Okay so it wasn’t yesterday but it was just last year and I was talking about the Taste of Huntington Beach. Well, the annual Taste of Huntington Beach #TasteHB took place again this year on April 24th and guess what…

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Join our team: Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes

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My son and I recently attended the American Diabetes Association Orange County’s Team Captain Kick-Off Party at The Bodies Exhibit venue in Buena Park, CA. The event was the kick-off for the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes scheduled for November 7th at Knott’s Berry Farm. We learned a lot about this devastating disease. Did you know that diabetes kills…

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November is American Diabetes Month

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November is Diabetes Month. I know this because a little over a year ago, I became part of the American Diabetes Association of Orange County’s Marketing Committee. It is a volunteer group tasked with spreading the word about the work of the ADA and ultimately, helping stop diabetes. American Diabetes Month is focused on raising awareness and understanding of diabetes,…

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Life Advice from Young the Giant

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When I heard that one of my current favorite indie rock bands, Young the Giant, was making a surprise appearance at a local high school, I was all over it! I spent my lunch break at a Santa Ana high school, where the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens had arranged for a “surprise” at Godinez High School, as part of…

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Give Kids a Shot At Life with Life-Saving Vaccines

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Shot At Life is a movement to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed. Did you know that one child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could be prevented with a vaccine? We are lucky here in America, where vaccines are readily available. It isn’t like that in other parts of the world.…

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The Strength of the Filipino – and Updated List of Legit Ways to Donate to Typhoon Haiyan Relief

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One week after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed a big part of Central Philippines, the world is still in shock. The pain, devastation and trauma of such a massive tragedy is beyond words. On a more positive note,however, the world is wrapping their arms around the Philippines with an outpouring of donations, concern and love. I feel the love, my friends, from…

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How To Help Those Affected By Super Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines

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One of the hardest things about living away from your homeland is not being physically there to help when tragedy strikes. While my immediate family was unharmed by the what is now being called one of the strongest storms in history, my countrymen are reeling.  And from afar, the best I can do is to pray and make a donation.…

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Stop Diabetes : Tour de Cure OC

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month. The American Diabetes Association envisions a life free of this dreaded disease. The goal of this month is to raise awareness and come together as a community to Stop Diabetes, a disease that affects nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States alone. According to ada.org: “Another 79 million Americans have prediabetes and…

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TEDx Orange Coast: Going Beyond Inspiration

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You don’t have to be a community manager or social media maven to know that inspirational quotes create engagement in the digital space. It’s true, just look at all those shared, re-tweeted, re-posted, re-grammed pretty pictures with words telling you to hold your head up high, never give up, and be positive. People like to be inspired! That’s why every…

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Taste of Huntington Beach is on Sunday April 28th

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Two things I love: Good Books and Good Food. That is why I love supporting the Taste of Huntington Beach organized by the Friends of the Children’s Library (FOTCL). I myself have been a volunteer and one-time correspondence secretary of the FOTCL. Since 2002, the Friends of the Children’s Library (FOTCL), in partnership with the Huntington Beach Restaurant Association (HBRA),…

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