Alicia featured in Echelon Fan Army Manifesto on O Music Awards Blog

Did my eyes deceive me or was that our dear Alicia on the O Music Awards Blog in the Echelon Fan Army Manifesto video???
Yes, it was! Go check it out:

Echelon Fan Army Manifesto

Outside of the viewing region, click here!

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O Music Awards will be on Wednesday, June 27th at 7:30 pm ET. Remember, daily voting limits are meant to be reached…DAILY!

Banner for Bucks!

Our FaceBook page could use some sprucing up with a cover. What to do?

Well, we’ll hold a contest for the best original cover to put up on our FaceBook page! That’s what we’ll do!!! But who will decide what banner to use? OH! We’ll post all of the entries on EchelonDonates.com and you, YES YOU, will get to choose the winner!!!

You’re probably asking, “So what’s in it for me?” Isn’t our ever dying love enough? Okay, FINE! How does a $10USD iTunes e-card sound? Yes, you read that right! If you win, you will be a paid artist!

The Details:

  • The image must be formatted to fit in the FaceBook Cover at 960×330
  • Only original artwork you have created will be accepted. Please do not submit a banner that you did not create.
  • Discreetly watermark your entry.
  • Multiple entries are welcomed.
  • It can be based on 30STM, our charity projects, or things you’d like to see changed in the world.
  • Must contain the Echelon Donates logo.
  • PG-13 Rated material. (Be careful with the Hurricane images, folks! There are kids who visit our FaceBook page)
  • Mail your entries to EchelonDonates@gmail.com. All entries must be received by June 26, 2012 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. (That’s NYC time)
  •  All entries will be posted onto EchelonDonates.com and will be on voted by the Echelon.  We will be rotating the banners on FaceBook, choosing at random until the winner is announced.
  • Finally the most important rule of them all: You must have fun!!!

Get ready… Set… GO GET YOUR PHOTOSHOP ON!!!

Share your goals for the Echelon Hair Drive for Cancer!

This inspirational idea came from our follower & admin wizard. Thank you Mina!

Cutting your hair to donate for the Echelon Hair Drive for Cancer can have even more significance if you connect it with a personal goal. Perhaps, you commit to not cutting your hair until complete your last exam or finish training for the marathon you’ve been wanting to run. We all need inspiration, so maybe a chance to give back can be yours!

The Echelon Hair Drive for Cancer is a chance to achieve individual goals while also serving a larger cause. If you choose to participate in the challenge, we would love to hear about your goal commitment!

Please leave a comment on this post and/or reply to @EchelonDonates with your goal and the hashtag #EchelonHairDrive.

By participating, you have the chance to connect to other Echelon, maybe people with similar goals, for support and encouragement! Do you think you’re up to the challenge?

Echelon Hair Drive for Cancer

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Most of us have been affected by cancer in some way. Either a family member stricken with the illness, a friend fighting the battle, or perhaps, you have had to rally on. Many have overcome the battle but unfortunately some have not. Today, doctors feel that keeping a positive outlook will help boost the immune system but it’s not easy to keep positive when pieces of your body are cut out, your nails fall off, and your hair falls out.

Most of us take our hair for granted. Think about how you feel when you’re having a bad hair day? Now, think of how great you feel when you’re having a great hair day? But what do you do when you have no hair at all because of the poison pumped into your body to kill the sickness and the bills stack up from the cost of medical procedures so you can’t afford a good quality wig?

There are a few charities out there that will make high quality wigs & donate them to those who have insurance companies that may not cover the cost or the person doesn’t have medical insurance at all. We are featuring two programs but more about that later.

This charity hair drive is dedicated to three inspiring Echelon:

Jessica

Jessica is the sister of one of the AC2A Charity Crew. She was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma earlier this year. She was to start chemo last Tuesday but due to the pic line wire hitting the cancerous mass, she was sent to the ER and released later the same night. She had her first chemo session on Friday, June 8, 2012.

Jessica’s immediate family is small with just her mother and her sister, who’s an Echelon. Taking care of everything with such a small support team has been a battle but love has been Jessica & her sister’s support. The crazy love the Echelon has given Jessica’s sister is helping her during this difficult time. It’s amazing what joy can come from a screaming Bart Cluckens along with the silly cracks that are all intended to make her laugh.

Maelisa

Maelisa is a team member of the NYC Echelon Street Team. She was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in September 2011. She has gone through surgery, completed chemo & is currently undergoing radiation along with drug therapy.

Today, she is cancer free.

I asked Maelisa what 30 Seconds To Mars meant to her during her battle. This is what she had to say:

“MARS always kept me pushing and fighting. I would listen to This Is War and think of the war in my body to fight off the cancer. I would listen to Attack and think of how I’m attacking this and not letting it beat me. I kept thinking of how much the band speaks to living your dreams, how many Echelon are out there living their dreams. There is still so much life I want to live, so much more to experience….I’m not done yet.”

Manon

Manon was first diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in September 2007. In June 2010, she was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer again & was diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer in May 2011.

As of today, she has been cancer free for the past 7 months. She is very happy & hoping it’ll stay that way.

I asked Manon what 30 Seconds To Mars meant to her during her long but successful battle with cancer. This is what she had to say:

“MARS was always part of my life but when I was diagnosed with cancer, they were my motivation, support, & the only thing I could turn to. They have helped me through it all with their songs, what they stand for, their quotes, & mostly just being themselves. I was looking for an inspiration & they were the first people I thought of. They have inspired me so much that now they are permanently with me, tattooed on my arm. I am blessed to have MARS & the ECHELON in my life.”

Here is what you can do to help. You can cut your long hair & donate it to one of the two organizations that makes then donates quality wigs for women & children stricken with cancer.

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Help Haiti Home with J/P HRO

The girls from Echelon Donates & All Echelon Help have joined Kit of ACall2Arms & the mysterious Miss E in NYC to create the partnership of ACall2Arms Charity.

Currently AC2A Charity is raising funds for J/P HRO. The charitable organization was started by Sean Penn immediately after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.To learn more about the fund-raising efforts of ACall2Arms Charity, click here.

You can also purchase wristbands where the proceeds goes to charity! Visit The Armory Store at AC2A website. You can buy a virtual EchieKiss for only $2 and the proceeds goes to J/P HRO.

You may also donate now!