KIRO 7's Mobile Tweetup collects over $11,000 to help Catch A Cure For Cancer

by: Kristy Kim and JP Shin Updated:

August 17, 2012 - KIRO 7’s Mobile Tweetup with Jenni Hogan returned this Friday to help collect donations for The Moyer Foundation’s Catch A Cure For Cancer fundraising campaign.

Joining Jenni for the Mobile Tweetup were SeattleInsider Michael Fox, Brad Brotherton of Brotherton Cadillac Buick GMC, Rachel Chiechi from The Moyer Foundation, and Jennifer Aspelund, a mother of a cancer survivor.

From 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Jenni and the Mobile Tweetup team drove around visiting local businesses and Twitter friends collecting donations for Catch A Cure For Cancer, as a camera crew livestreamed the whole event on www.kirotv.com.

In just three hours, the Mobile Tweetup team visited nine Hero locations and collected over $11,000 in donations to help support early cancer detection research. The nine participating Hero locations included: Umpqua Bank, Big Fish Games, Hotel Max, Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant, Clearwire, Uwajimaya, TalkingRain, WARM 106.9 FM, and Brotherton Cadillac Buick GMC.

The online world supported the campaign by tweeting along and helping raise awareness for the cause. The hashtag #MobileTweetup trended as breaking news in Seattle and it reached over 400,000 Twitter accounts. Jenni Hogan (@JenniHogan), KIRO 7 Eyewitness News (@KIRO7Seattle), and The Moyer Foundation (@MoyerFoundation) also trended, according to www.trendsmap.com and www.tweetreach.com .

If you would still like to help Catch A Cure For Cancer, please text “MOYER” to 20222 to make an instant $10 donation to The Moyer Foundation. The bigger the team, the bigger the difference – join our team today!

About Catch A Cure For Cancer:
Catch a Cure for Cancer™ (CACFC) is a community-lead campaign to raise awareness and funds for early cancer detection research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, a world leader in cancer research, prevention and treatment. For many cancers, when diagnosed early, 9 out of 10 lives can be saved. For more information: www.moyerfoundation.org.