Last year, I learned about the power behind fans coming together for a good cause and using podcasting as a tool to make a difference. I took part in MakingStarWars.net‘s Kessel Run, an 8-hour podcast, where Star Wars podcasters and fans raised awareness and funds for Rancho Obi-Wan.
This year, join Star Wars and Disney fangirl Teresa Delgado (a co-host of Fangirls Going Rogue, Star Wars Bookworms, and Disney Vault Talk), Star Wars fanboy and founder of Geek Out Online Steve Glosson, and various other geek podcasters in a fundraising event to help fight childhood cancer on Saturday, January 24, starting at 10AM EST.
The following press release includes additional information about the event and how you can contribute as a listener:
The Geek Out Loud podcasting network, otherwise known as the GOLiverse, is teaming up with CURE to fight childhood cancer this Saturday, January 24th, 2015.
CURE Childhood Cancer is an organization that has been around since 1975. They are dedicated to curing Childhood Cancer in our lifetime. All the funds they generate go to research specifically targeted at the cancers that effect children. They also lend support to the families and the patients affected by these illnesses.
We here at the GOLiverse are proud to partner with them to raise money for a cause we believe in.
Here is how you can help on Saturday January 24th, 2015 while enjoying some of your favorite Geeky programming.
The podcasting fundraising marathon will begin at 10am eastern time. Join podcasting legend Steve Glosson and his amazing team of co-hosts, Kristin from Jersey, Teresa Delgado and Dave Jones as they Geek Out for Curing Cancer.
Some of the shows you can catch will be:
The shows will roll all day and into the evening. You will be able to catch them all live on mixlr.com/goliverse.
During the marathon you will be able to donate to CURE via this website www.geekoutonline.com/cure.
We hope to see you in our live chat and enjoying the programming. We also hope you will donate to such a great cause and join the GOLiverse in helping to CURE Childhood Cancer.
For more information about CURE you can visit them at www.curechildhoodcancer.org.
(via Fangirl Next Door)