Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Vote for orphans!

I've posted about this before, but now it is more important than ever that you watch and vote for orphans with Down Syndrome. We are in the finals, and after being in first place, we got bumped to third last night. Winning this would mean a wonderful way to reach more people and let them learn about all the orphans with Down.Please take time to vote. You can vote from all computers you are on, at home, at school, your phone, at work.


I received this request from a fellow adoption advocate, Brad Murray over at  www.onestepclosertohome.blogspot.com . Would you please help by watching and voting, and spreading the word on social media?

I  wanted to reach out to you and ask a favor. One way I've been fortunate to help lately is by raising funds/awareness through triathlon's I race in. In particular Ironman.

My 4 year old son and I recently made an 80 second video we entered into a contest through Ironman titled "Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome". We have a legitimate chance to win this! This would create an opportunity to be featured on NBC's national TV coverage of the Ironman World Championship and share these special childrens story!
The way this contest is setup is the winner will be determined by total votes by the general public. I would like to ask if you would be open to making a post about our video on your blog and asking your followers to vote as well as share our story.
This is a post I made on my blog that better explains the details of the contest:
"I mentioned in my last post that we had some exciting news to be announced this week. First, a little background.
As you may already know, I am training for Ironman St. George on May 5th (only 16 more days!!!). My purpose in doing so is to raise awareness and funding for orphans with Down syndrome, and in particular Maggie.
About a month ago I received an email from Ironman announcing a competition they put together called Kona Inspired. They have given anyone the opportunity to submit a 90 second video into this competition telling their story of how Ironman has helped them believe that "Anything is Possible". Winners will be given the opportunity to race in the Ironman World Championship in Kona in October and most importantly, they will get to tell their story on NBC's nationally televised broadcast of the Ironman World Championship!
When I first learned about this opportunity I knew that this truly could be an opportunity to tell the world about these children and most importantly, create the awareness that is needed to truly make a difference for them!!
So Nash and I made a video! Before I show it to you, I want to explain how this competition works and HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TOO! Between now and May 31st, all videos can be viewed. Based on total VIEWS and total VOTES, 15 will be chosen to compete against each other in the finals in June. The top 2 will go to Kona! So, back to how you can help. Your view and vote can be counted once each day. However, it is perfectly OK to vote more than once a day if you view the video from a different computer, laptop or phone and then vote from that device To vote, just look in the lower left hand corner of the screen while watching the video.. We have plenty of days left between now and May 31st! You're vote is much appreciated, each and every day :) !!
I'll keep you posted on how things are going. Here's the link to our video. Enjoy!!!"


Thank you for your support! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Brady Murray

Maybe this can help little Artyom M. find his family?

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