Last year’s 2011 campaign
While April 1st means jokes, tricks, and pranks for most people, for those who participated in our 4/1/11 #CancersNoJoke awareness campaign, it provided an opportunity to raise $ and awareness to fight cancer. April 1st provided us with another opportunity to raise awareness as we teamed up with comedians and writers from Chelsea Lately to encourage a global community to donate $1 to their favorite cancer charity on April Fool’s Day to show that #CancersNoJoke. The result was a flurry of tweets, FB postings and donations to great cancer fighting charities across the globe. Throughout the entire day, tweet after tweet indicated their support of our campaign and the charity they were donating towards. While we may never know the total amount of money donated to the hundreds of cancer charities mentioned today, we do know that the amount was significant and helped us get one step closer to a cure.
(See the E! News feature of our campaign that reached 1.8 million viewers. Download video here E! abolishcancer)
Lastly, we can’t thank the comedians of Chelsea Lately enough for their support of our cause. As you can see below, they all provided videos for us indicating whom they were abolishing cancer for. They, along with countless other celebrities, helped tweet throughout the past couple of days to raise a great deal of awareness for the cause.
Comedian, television host, actress, model, and best-selling author joins our “1-4/1 Cancer’s NO Joke” global campaign. We are thrilled to have Chelsea on board as we unite a global community to show solidarity in the fight to abolish cancer.
We owe a great deal of thanks to comedian, actress, and comedy writer Sarah Colonna for not only taking part in our global awareness campaign, but for also coordinating the involvement of Chelsea Lately comedians and writers. “They say laughter is the best medicine, so if I can combine my profession with helping the fight against cancer, it’s a win-win,” said Sarah, a roundtable regular on the Chelsea Lately show. “Let’s all support Abolish Cancer.” Follow Sarah on Twitter at @SarahColonna.
Full-time writer and story producer Heather McDonald speaks of whom she is “abolishing cancer for” as she joins our global awareness campaign to help end this disease. We are so appreciative of Heather and all the comedians who are helping us to spread our message. Follow Heather on Twitter @HeatherMcDonald.
Emmy-nominated writer and comedian Brad Wollack is a melanoma survivor and provides a brief video clip to encourage others to get involved as part of our global awareness campaign. We are thankful for Brad to participate in our “1-4/1 Cancer’s NO Joke” movement by encouraging others to unite in a sign of solidarity. Brad can be followed on Twitter @BradWollack
Headline comedian and comic writer Josh Wolf joins our campaign and tells why he fights to “abolish cancer”. We are thankful to have the comedians and writers of the Chelsea Lately show on board with our global awareness campaign. You can follow Josh on Twitter at @JoshWolfComedy.
Writer and comedian Chris Franjola explains whom he is “abolishing cancer for” as part of our global awareness campaign to unite to end this disease. We are so thankful to Chris and all the comedians who helped spread the message to create major awareness around this important issue. You can follow Chris on Twitter at @ChrisFranjola.
Many thanks to writer and comedian Jeff Wild (@JiffyWild on Twitter) for contributing towards our global awareness movement leading up to April Fools’ Day.