July 03, 2009

The Yelp for the Cancer World


One of my big cancer distractions as of late is spending hours on Yelp praising local businesses that I love. (Watch out, it is addictive).  Now there is a really cool cancer answer to yelping, better known as the 2009 Cancer Fighters Awards on GreatNonprofits.org

Here’s the deal. If you have volunteered, done fundraising, been a client at, or in some other fashion encountered a cancer organization, you can post reviews and stories on GreatNonprofits.org.  The nonprofits that get the most positive reviews during July will win the contest.  Which means tons of kudos and exposure for them.

In case that is not enough, individuals who post reviews of the winners will be eligible to win great prizes such as a free autographed copy of my book “Everything Changes: The Insider’s Guide to Cancer in Your 20s and 30s,” Organic Valley Milk for a year, spa packages from Osmosis Day Spa and Kabuki Springs and Spa, baked goods from Dancing Deer Baking Co., and more.

I think this is an excellent idea, because it not only helps your favorite organization gain praise, but it helps them get feedback about what they are doing right, wrong, and what they could do differently.  I think it is super fun to brainstorm some of the questions the site asks – such as if this organization had 10 million bucks, what do you think they should do with it?  Log on to Greatnonprofits.org cancer campaign and let them know!

I’m curious to know too– what is your favorite cancer non-profit and if they had 10 million smakeroos what would you want them to do with it?

Check out my book Everything Changes: The Insider’s Guide to Cancer in Your 20s and 30s for my fav-o-fav young adult cancer organizations.

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