New WordPress Widget – SocialVibe

SocialVibe says “WE BELEIVE that empowering people to leverage their influence online can create positive impact for themselves, their brands, and their communities.   Our site allows you to Get Sponsored by your favorite brands on your social profiles while earning points for the reward of your choice.  We believe that making a real difference is possible without making a real difference to your bank account.  So we’ve built just the tool to allow you to earn the donation instead of giving one.  The tool is called The Badge and we know it has the power to make real world change, for you or for others.”

“Get Sponsors, Give Back!”


I am willing to give it a try. I added the SocialVibe Badge widget over at the bottom of the right column. I don’t necessarily like that it says that my blog is sponsored by but if it helps to fight breast cancer then I am all for it.

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Race for the Cure, Portland, OR

Sunday was the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Portland. An estimated 45,000 people turned out for Sunday’s Race for the Cure in downtown Portland. I don’t know how many participants there are in other cities but I have heard the Portland race is one of the larger ones. Local radio stations not only have teams they ask local businesses to sponsor their teams. In return the sponsors get exposure on the air, on the radio stations web stream, in the radio emails, and on team T-shirts. I like this additional way to raise money – Can’t make it to the Race? You can Sleep In for the Cure!

I went to Safeway to buy groceries on Sunday and they were playing Melissa Etheridge’s song “I Run”. When the CD was first released Safeway sold it with some of the money going to the Susan G. Komen foundation.

Thankfully my family has no history of cancer of any kind but I do have friends and co-workers who have had breast cancer. Some have won the battle and others have lost the battle.

This is my tribute to those brave women who have fought the battle and WON! You go girlfriends!!!!