1 Minute, 1 Vote, $1 Million for Duchenne Research

8 Easy Ways You Can Help Us Win $1 Million

We are a week away from winning up to $1 million and raising awareness about Duchenne muscular dystrophy in ways we can’t even fathom. But we need your help today! VOTE NOW! And please do as many of the 8 steps below and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Anything you can do to spread the word gets us that much closer to victory!


1. Vote! This is the most important way you can help us win. Your vote really does matter. Just make sure that you first become a fan of Chase Community Giving on Facebook before you vote. If you’re not a fan, it will instruct you to become one. And if you’re not on Facebook…JOIN!

2. After you vote, you will be asked if you want to post on your wall that you voted. Answer YES! This lets all of your Facebook friends know that you voted, includes a link, and you don’t have to do anything.

3. Leave a comment on our Chase Community Giving page and encourage everyone to support PPMD with their vote. This also will appear on your status page with a link if you allow it to after you write the comment. This may be something you want to hold off on doing until a couple of days after you vote. That way, you are spacing out your status messages that you voted.

4. Change your profile picture to one of our “I Voted for PPMD” badges. These can be found in the photo section of our PPMD fan page. Changing your picture to one of these great badges again will update your friends on Facebook that you have changed out your picture and encourage them to vote and do the same. Wouldn’t it be great to see a whole bunch of profile pictures with the same message!

5. Contact everyone you know via email, Facebook, Twitter, text, telephone, etc., and encourage them to vote for PPMD by visiting www.parentprojectmd.org/Facebook.

6. Post our video, created specifically for this contest, everywhere! Share it on Facebook, Twitter, send it through email, put it in your blog, or add it to your website. Nothing tells our story better than the faces of the boys we are trying to help.

7. Attend our voting event! Visit the PPMD fan page, click on the Events tab, and attend our event. Then you can invite everyone you know on Facebook to attend as well. This will remind them to vote and to vote before the 1/22/10 deadline.

8. Print out these steps and share them with your co-workers, your children’s teachers, students that you know, your favorite coffee shop…anyone that will take them!


What To Do With Your Additonal Votes


Each person gets 5 votes to vote for 5 different organizations in the top 100. You can only vote for PPMD once. But we would like to suggest where you cast your additional votes.

First, our friends at Darius Goes West are also in the top 100. That’s right – two organizations fighting to end Duchenne are in the top 100! So we hope one of your votes will go to this other great Duchenne group.

For your additional votes, we would like for you to consider some other organizations we are working with in this Chase Community Giving Challenge. Together we have formed the Children’s Genetic Disease Research Coalition with Trisomy 18 Foundation and Ehlers-Danlos Network Cares. By forming this coalition, we are hoping that people dedicated to fighting one of these genetic diseases will use their votes to support another.

Though each disease is different, with unique challenges, families still face the devastation of diagnosis and struggle to find hope. If helping one another out gets all four of us in top spots (PPMD, Darius, Trisomy, Ehlers-Danlos) and raises awareness collectively, then it is a victory for all families, for all children fighting these rare diseases.

The charity with the most votes at Midnight on Jan 22nd when voting ends will win the top $1 million award, with 5 runner-up positions receiving $100,000 each. There is also a discretionary $1 million award to be given by the Chase Giving Celebrity Advisory Board. We want to see all four of our organizations in those top slots to fight these conditions and save children’s lives. Advances in the science and treatments of Trisomy 18 and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome will advance the opportunities for treatments for Duchenne and vice-versa. It is in the best interest of all our related communities. It’s just the right thing to do – on both a human and strategic level! Especially since there are a number of other powerful voting coalitions forming around other related causes. But we have the numbers and can win this for all of us. Our goal is nothing short of seeing all our organizations in the top voting slots on the Leader Board come Jan 22nd when voting ends at midnight!

If you have any questions or ideas about how you can help us win $1 million for Duchenne research, please join this discussion!

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Really easy ways that you can get your friends on Facebook to vote!
I am having trouble voting. Not sure where to turn. I went to Chase giving and clicked on PPMD and got a blank page. What's with that? I will try again. Thanks for all your work.
very sad facebook blocked in my country
This system has really had a lot of trouble due to the heavy volume of voting. You have a week though to get your vote in, so please keep trying and thank you!!

Karen said:
I am having trouble voting. Not sure where to turn. I went to Chase giving and clicked on PPMD and got a blank page. What's with that? I will try again. Thanks for all your work.
Voted, and posted a plea for votes on a bulletin board that I frequent!!
VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!! please tell you and everyone you know to vote. GO PPMD!!!
You must become a fan of Chase giving before you can vote!! There are 8500+ of us on here, we should have near that amount of votes AT A MINIMUM!!! I have lots of friends voting, so there should be more if we all do!
I am sorry that some in the world don't have Facebook...Thanks for trying!!!
I sent a massive e-mail yesterday, posted on my local mom's board and my hubby's car club forum. It's SO easy, I'm not sure why anyone wouldn't do it, but I know some of my friends and family haven't yet ...
I have tried to register at Chase several times. I do have a facebook account. When I click the button to become a fan it always says it has to be verified and then that's it and I'm never able to register. Is anyone else having problems?
Hi Janine,
When it says it has to be verified than click on that message/link. It will open up another window with random word.It will ask you to type that word. Than press ok from that window. (Same procedure which you encounter while opening a new account on yahoo etc).
Thanks, I didn't do that but somehow managed to stumble in and vote.

RAKTIM SINGH said:
Hi Janine,
When it says it has to be verified than click on that message/link. It will open up another window with random word.It will ask you to type that word. Than press ok from that window. (Same procedure which you encounter while opening a new account on yahoo etc).
Janine and Karen,

I also had difficulty voting on my desktop computer. I finally gave up on my desktop (VISTA) and moved to my netbook (XP). It had no problem. I had this problem in the first round of voting as well. Come to think of it, I had the some problem with the voting I don't know what configuration on my desktop would not let me vote but at least I had an alternative and could vote.

Thinking about it, I had the same problem with the Intel voting for a cause facebook contest.
Rosie

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