Breaking a World Record = $15,000 for Girls Inc.

May 4, 2012

UPDATE! I was wrong on the time. It’s 6:30 to 7:30 PM EST.

Hey there! I’m writing this from the Mom 2.o conference in Miami. (Are you here, too? I hope you say hello!) And I want to tell you about the awesome thing that’s happening tonight, that you can totally get in on.

Dove + The Guinness Book of World Records have come up with a fun plan. If we beat the record for “Most Widespread Social Network Message in One Hour”, then Girls Inc. gets $15,000! How many time do we need to tweet/facebook/instagram in one hour to beat the record? 11,001. What message will we be spreading? A really good one: You Inspire Me.

So, at 6:30 pm EST tonight, I plan on spending an hour tweeting something like this to tons of people who inspire me:

@lmayes You inspire me. Getting to work with you is a delight. #DoveInspired

I hope you will join me! Let’s take the time to tell the people in our lives how inspiring they are — and raise $15,00o for Girls Inc. at the same time.


Here’s how it will work:

From 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST on Friday, May 4th, we will all Tweet, Facebook Share, and Instagram messages of goodness. We’ll ask our friends, followers, and favorite people to do the same. We will spread the goodness far and wide and hope to make a difference. As long as we use the phrase “You Inspire Me” and the hashtag #DoveInspired, it counts.

So get ready. Tell your people. (Blog about it. Send emails. Call people. Whatever it takes.) Together, we can do cool things. You can read more about the effort here.

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P.S. — I’ll be back with my A Few Things post later today.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shelley Abreu @ A Story About Faith May 4, 2012 at 6:26 am

I love this! Count me in. This is especially serendipitous today! I was starting a new series on my blog about people/things that inspire me! So cool!


2 A French Education May 4, 2012 at 6:41 am

That’s strong, smart and bold!


3 Trina {Beginner Beans} May 4, 2012 at 8:02 am

Great idea! I’m sharing this post on Facebook now to tell others about it :)


4 Barchbo May 4, 2012 at 8:42 am

Thanks for the heads up! 6 pm EST is dinner time for our little one so I will squeeze in some tweets while he is shoving watermelon into his mouth! :)


5 patricia May 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Hey gabrielle i hear ypu are down in miami. I wrote on your instagram pic to visit design district im sure you ll find it interesting!


6 Trina {Beginner Beans} May 4, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I’m so confused. The mom 2.0 site says 6 to 7 and now I’m seeing your update of 6:30 to 7:30. Well, I already did it before seeing this, so let’s hope it counts :) If not, I still spread the love :)


7 carrie b May 5, 2012 at 5:55 am

just wondering if you knew of any neat places to stay in miami – my husband and i are going in june for our anniversary. i know they have a lot of neat boutique hotels!!


8 Jodi May 6, 2012 at 7:27 pm

love Girls Inc. My job there was my most favorite ever.


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