In case you haven’t heard the 5FM adverts I though that it was valuable for me to alert you to the 1 in 100 000 campaign.
DJ Fresh is trying to meet 100 000 people in 1000 hours. That’s a big call and it’s all to raise awareness about Leukaemia.
Here’s some background information:
A person suffering from Leukaemia has a 1 in 100 000 chance of finding a bone marrow stem cell donor match.
That’s 1 match for every 100 000 people.
Most of us won’t meet a 100 000 people in our lifetime!
In fact, if you lived to be 90 years old, you’d have to meet 1 person every 8 hours, from the day that you were born, until the day you die,
To illustrate these odds The Sunflower Fund has challenged DJ Fresh to try and meet 100 000 people online in the 1000 hours leading up to The Sunflower Fund National Bandana Day on the 12th of October 2010.
Once on the website visitors can ‘meet DJ Fresh, send in sms donations as well as sponsor some of DJ Fresh’s meetings on our sponsor page.
It’s for a really good cause and every bit of media mileage will help.
I must admit that I had very little knowledge of what Che was doing before the blog awards. And I’m very glad that I am now a reader of her content. Che won two awards at this years blog awards; Best Blog Design and Best Personal Blog. I hear whispers that she also came in a close for the Best Blog of the year award. That went to very deserved winners (in my opinion) WatKykJy.
What I like about Che and her blog is the originality of her content. It’s not a blog filled with duplicated content, with slick images photoshopped by someone else and posted on her blog. It’s her content, her idea and herself on/in/all over the her blog and I really admire that. I know how hard it is to write original content. I struggle.
So I think that the moral of this story is simple – go and read indieBerries. It’ll do you good.
At the SA Blog Awards on Saturday the lovely people from ZA News were present. Their Helen Zille Puppet was present too and yes, you guessed it, so was Helen Zille herself.
Firstly let me say that since moving to Cape Town I haven’t had the pleasure of hearing the Western Cape Premier speak in person so I was quite happy to know that she would be attending the blog awards. Helen Zille did not disappoint. From what I’ve heard she never does in fact. She was funny, humble and very switched on about her audience, their interests and her relevance to the occasion. Nice one.
But on to the fun stuff. The folks at ZA News wanted to meet Helen and moreover wanted their Helen to meet Helen. So the Helens met:
Compliments to Dave Duarte for the photograph. Nice work.
Fantastic news for the “Big Easy” as Ernie is called. The man is a giant, larger than life and one helluva golfer. Not only is his golf on par (weak pun, but intended), but Ernie is also a philanthropist who does his best to help his community and those less fortunate than himself.
I’m proud to call Ernie a South African and proud of his achievement.
Here’s a little snippet from Reuters:
Three-times major winner and former world number one Ernie Els has been voted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2011.
The 40-year-old, whose selection in the Hall of Fame’s PGA Tour category was announced on Wednesday, will be inducted on May 9 at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida.
“It was quite a surprise,” South African Els told reporters with a broad smile at East Lake Golf Club. “I thought you had to be a little bit more senior.
“You’d like to think you could have done more and can still do more, but obviously I’m very, very honored to be inducted.”
A friend of mine, Fausto, is on the road with the incredibly talented South African musician, LoneRaynger. They have made their way to Canada and have been on what seems to be quite a crazy road trip.
A quick bit of background info:
The LoneRaynger a.k.a. Raymond Connell, is a South African beatboxer and a digital marketer at SA’s leading digital media firm, Aquaonline.
His two skills culminate in a pioneering Canadian tour, titled VOXBOX SESSIONS, a transmedia experiment, which means the daily itinerary, his gigs @ venues, collaborations with other musos and whatever else it throws at him & the crew, will be documented on the fly and on various media platforms for the world to witness.
Is it possible to create an army of followers by only using social media devices and without breaking the bank? Follow the VOXBOX SESSIONS and find out!
Raymond Connell, is a South African beatboxer and a digital marketer at SA’s leading digital media firm, Aquaonline.
They’ve gone from serious highs – landing in Canada, gigging, having a party – to some intense lows; their tour van went up in flames and burned to the ground a few days ago with all of their equipment in it. No one was hurt so that’s a big relief, but their stuff is gone.
Here’s a video from his most recent gig over there as well as the footage from the van burning to the ground: