Echelon Against Cancer: Help Us Make Our Goal!

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Our Story

March 2012 was a hard month for myself and a friend of mine. Both of us just learned that our sisters were diagnosed with cancer. My friend’s sister, Jessica, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and my eldest sister was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Sadly, my eldest sister passed away that July once the cancer spread to her brain. Thankfully, Jessica is officially one year cancer-free!

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This is Jessica October 2013. The day before the doctors performed a stem cell transplant after they obliterated her immune system in preparation. She listened to The Kill while she was going through chemotherapy. It helped her push through and fight the illness within.

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This is Jessica today! She’s beautiful, vivacious, and full of life. It’s hard to not smile around her and be ready to laugh until you can’t breathe.
Our Goal

Last year, Jessica created Team Jessica Sparkles for the Light The Night Walk with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. As a team, we raised $3,000 and we want to raise even more this year!

This year we want to beat that amount and this is how you can help plus WIN GREAT PRIZES!

How to donate and win!

  1. Donate directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website here.
  2. Email your confirmation email to donate@EchelonDonates.com and include your Twitter name and the prize you’d like to win the raffle.

Every $5 donated will equal one raffle entry. Donate $20 and that’s four raffle entries!

If you’d like to donate to help us cover the cost of postage you can donate directly to Echelon Donates via PayPal at Alicia@EchelonDonates.com. You will be entered into the raffle and whatever funds are left over will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

You can win:

This section will be updated as more items are donated for the raffle so stay tune!

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An autographed Love Lust Faith + Dreams CD donated by @Coco_Mars_

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A Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony autographed CD obtained by Ali at the May 18, 2015 Montclair, NJ show.

“Breaking Benjamin and another band were my salvation after dealing with the loss of not only my eldest sister but two other close family members who passed all within a month in 2012. Getting this to raise funds for cancer was my goal the second Breaking Benjamin started touring again.” – Ali

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A copy of the Fashionisto Magazine with Jared Leto on the cover donated by @dorohotsinne

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An autographed Nothing More poster Ali obtained at their June 19, 2014 Webster Hall show in New York, NY

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A special prize will be given to someone chosen out of those who helps us promote the project. No donation is required. Tweet out the link, share the post from Echelon Donates Facebook Page, reblog, Tumblr or whatever! Make sure to send a photo of your hard work. The gift pack includes a Brooklyn Cyclones baseball cap, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society wrist band, Echelon Donates stickers, an Echelon Donates drawstring backpack & a copy of LLF+D.

If you can donate, please do. If you can’t, please share and promote so we can make a real difference!

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Give a Gift to Jared and a Gift to a Loved One!

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Today is #GivingTuesday! So what’s the best way to combine the holiday gift giving ALONG WITH helping heal the planet AND help the Native Tribes in Brazil ALL AT THE SAME TIME? By donating to our Jared Leto Birthday Project: Revive The Rainforest!!! 

You can give a gift of having tree’s planted in Brazil to a family member or friend along with giving a gift to Jared Leto.  Don’t forget you could win one of 3 great prizes with your donation!

To receive an E-Certificate for your donation forward your donation confirmation to donate@echelondonates.com with your Twitter name to be added to Jared’s card along with give us the name & short message you’d like added to E-Certificate. There’s no additional cost for the E-Certificate. Just our love & gratitude for your generosity.

Below is an example of the E-Certificate you’ll receive.

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Tis the season of giving & this gift will keep on giving many years to come.

UPDATE: To donate via PayPal send donations to alicia@echelondonates.com. Don’t forget to email your Twitter name, the item you’d like to enter for the raffle & the information to be added to the E-Certificate.

Announcing @JaredLeto’s 42nd Birthday Project: Revive the Rainforest with @Treesftf! #RiseAgainforJL

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It’s the time of year for being thankful and giving back, which means its time for Echelon Donates to announce its yearly birthday celebration for Jared Leto. Though he may not look like it, our muse will be 42 years old this December! To honor the occasion, we are excited to once again partner with Trees For the Future to support a cause near and dear to his heart – bringing the world’s forests back to life.

Our last collaboration planted over 71,000 trees in Haiti to honor Jared’s 40th birthday. It was such a huge success that in true Leto fashion, this year we’re going even bigger with our goal of 100,000 trees to Revive the Rainforest in Brazil! This has been an unbelievable year for Jared as our best-kept secret (his awesomeness) has finally been acknowledged by so many. With all this attention, let’s show them how he inspires the Echelon to come together to do great things.

To donate visit the CrowdRise page Trees For The Future set up for this fundraiser. All proceeds go directly to Trees for the Future Revive the Rainforest program in Brazil.

Just a $10 donation will plant 100 trees AND give you a chance to win 1 of 3 AMAZING PRIZES!

Winners will be chosen completely at random for:

1. A 32 inches wide by 40 inches long (it’s a biggie!) poster donated by the Susquehanna Bank Center that was signed by all three of the guys at the Camden, NJ USA show September 29, 2013. (I personally watched Tomo sign over himself, so yes, it is there!)
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2. Mars Yearbook Volume 3
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3. The Love Lust Faith + Dreams Super Deluxe Box Set donated by @MelindaManson (THANK YOU + YOU’RE SO AMAZING!!! I wish Santa would bring me this!)
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You must forward your donation confirmation email to donate@echelondonates.com with your Twitter, and the prize you hope to win.

If you donate more than $10, you can choose to enter for more than one prize. For example, donate $20 and 1 entry can be for the yearbook and the other for the signed poster. One winner will be chosen for each prize.

You have until January 1st to donate, enter the raffle, and get your name on his birthday card!

We know the Echelon love a challenge, so who’s ready to rise again for Jared Leto?

UPDATE: To donate via PayPal send donations to alicia@echelondonates.com. Don’t forget to email your twitter name & the item you’d like to enter for the raffle.

Vote daily for @GlobalDIRT per our Echelon leader @jaredleto!

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And it’s super easy!

All you have to do is visit  this website & click on the link to watch the video by Global Disaster Immediate Response Team (Global DIRT) then follow the directions. You’ll also be entered to win 25,000 AAdvantage miles.

If Global Dirt wins, they’ll receive 30 plane tickets to get to future disasters.

Voting goes on until September 25, 2013.

With watching the news on BBC America tonight, the state of Colorado could sure use some assistance!

SO GET TO CLICKING!!!!!

A Surprise Shoutout from @MTVact for @EchelonDonates!

Our team is so thankful for the support we receive from MTV Act. The latest mentions in an article about Jared’s #UnionSquareMarsFlash were complete pleasant surprises! As if being present at the impromptu show wasn’t gift enough?

“To stay up to date on what The Echelon is up to and what world-changing cause they’re tackling next, check out Echelon Donates. The ladies that founded the group are responsible for some amazing projects, so if you’re looking to show 30STM some love while saving the world, you’ll definitely want to get involved.”

Be sure to comment and return the love to MTV Act!

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City Of Angels by Jared Leto #UnionSquareMarsFlash by @EchelonDonates

Who saw the last minute tweets from Jared Leto saying he was going to do a #UnionSquareMarsFlash on Saturday, May 11, 2013? Well Ali (AKA Alicia) the leader of our team happened to be plugging in the address to her hotel in Philly into her GPS when she saw the tweet. Instead of heading off to Philly she put the peddle to the metal & hauled butt into NYC!

It was a small gathering of less than 50 Echelon who answered the call. No mic’s were needed & Jared’s voice stood out from the loud song of sirens mixed with the rest of the sounds from the city.  Ali described the event via twitter as…

Some sermons move the soul. @jaredleto singing moves me more than a priests words ever could #ChurchOfMars