Blog Archive 01/2010

...Life After Chase…

January 30, 2010 by Victoria Strong

We'd be lying if we said the last week was a big party. While we are so, so proud and beyond thrilled with the outcome of this exciting contest, when the cheering stopped we still had to give Gwendolyn a breathing treatment and put her to bed and watch her oxygen levels and look for any signs of...
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Some Remarkable Grassroots Efforts—THANK YOU!

January 27, 2010 by Victoria Strong
We are still processing the remarkable events that took place over the last week and we can't stop thinking about the incredible stories we heard, the amazing things people did, and the sheer relentless motivation to get SMA the national attention it deserves. When we stop and think about the...
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PerezHilton.com Raises Awareness Of SMA, GSF

January 25, 2010 by Bill Strong
We apologize for being a bit silent over the last several days. We've been floored, humbled, numb, overwhelmed (in a good way), celebrating, and recovering from the Chase Community Giving pure madness that consumed our -- and most of your -- lives over the past several weeks. There is so much...
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WE. DIT. IT! 6th Place. $100,000. Incredible.

January 23, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens

can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that has.

-- Margaret Mead

We did it! We really, truly did! Together, we accomplished the monumental. Together, we raised an ENORMOUS amount of awareness for SMA. Together, we are having...

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One Final Push!

January 21, 2010 by Victoria Strong

So, here we are. Almost seven full days after embarking on this Chase Community Giving journey together. What started as a whisper behind a unique awareness and fundraising opportunity for this amazing SMA community has roared to life and turned that whisper into a beautifully positive, moving, and...
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Incredible Support

January 19, 2010 by Victoria Strong
There are so many exciting things happening surrounding this amazing campaign, growing our vote numbers and raising much needed awareness of SMA. We are truly inspired by every one of you for rolling up your sleeves and fighting for this with us, calling in favors, thinking outside of the box, and...
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7th Place—Let's Fight Back

January 19, 2010 by Victoria Strong
Tonight we slipped into 7th place. I know this is disappointing to all of us, but we can't give up. The massive energy that everyone is putting behind this is having a direct and immediate impact. It is incredible really to stop and look at what we are all accomplishing. To see the movement behind...
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socalTech.com Posts About Our VoteForACure.com Twitter Application

January 18, 2010 by Bill Strong
There is so much exciting, good stuff going on around this Chase campaign, but we want to say a HUGE thank you to Ben at socalTech.com for doing a great post about the VoteForACure.com Twitter application we built for the Chase Community Giving campaign on Facebook. We think the app is pretty...
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Don't Get Discouraged

January 17, 2010 by Victoria Strong
It is day three of the Chase $1 Million voting and GSF is holding strong in the top 10. In fact, we are over 10,000 votes and are still in 6th place. I know everyone is tired, frustrated and getting discouraged by the competition. We have something the other groups don't have -- ENORMOUS PASSION...
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Day Two: Voting Still Strong

January 17, 2010 by Victoria Strong
Today the race really got going. There are definitely some big pushes happening and the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation is in the ranks! We were in 6th place tonight on the leaderboard with over 8,300 votes. That is awesome! And there are quite a few things in the works as everyone continues pounding...
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