Laura Barnes has heart

This is a guest post from Laura Barnes.

I am using my about.me page for 3 very specific reasons. In the next twelve months I want to focus all my energy and enthusiasm towards achieving the following…

  1. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
  2. Raise awareness of Congenital Heart Defects
  3. Raise money for the Alder Hey IMAGINE APPEAL.

Here’s why….

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Making about.me about so much more (2)

Becky Straw is the Co-Founder and Chief Adventurist of The Adventure Project. You can read her first post here.

Last May, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation posted a challenge, asking for the best examples of how to raise awareness about small farmers in Africa.  Our organization, The Adventure Project, was already working with small farmers in Kenya. So we knew this is was a great opportunity to engage our supporters and amplify our message.

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Making about.me about so much more

Becky Straw is the Co-Founder and Chief Adventurist of The Adventure Project, a non-profit adding venture to support social enterprises around the world. She loves travel, tech, and a good cup of coffee.

This week, the non-profit, The Adventure Project, has launched a special campaign, and is using about.me to make a difference.

One to 1,000, has a goal of enlisting 1,000 people to dedicate their about.me profiles to raise awareness about small farmers in developing countries.

Currently, 80% of the poor in Sub-Saharan Africa work as small farmers and 75% of their children go hungry.

If The Adventure Project can enlist 1,000 people by May 31st, sponsors will donate to help Kickstart, a social enterprise marketing affordable irrigation pumps to farmers in East Africa. Each pump can increase a farmer’s income 1,000%.

Click on the image to learn more and make your about.me profile about-so-much-more.

Giving breast cancer the boot

About.me will be taking profile pictures with photographer Jennifer Graham tonight at the Give Breast Cancer the Boot event at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Click the image to purchase tickets!

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