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16 Apr

Tweet for 100K from Hugh Jackman

Posted by Linda
The twitter challenge

The 100K Twitter challenge!

Hugh Jackman, who tweets as @RealHughJackman, has offered to give $100,000 to the charity of choice of the tweeter he feels makes the strongest, most heart-felt case. In 140 characters or less that is.

Thousands of people have already sent their tweets – among them many March of Dimes supporters. Thanks, everyone! Hugh’s announcing the winner on April 24, so get your tweet in now! Tell Hugh and everyone else why this cause means so much to you!

Looking good and doing good… Hugh Jackman certainly is the total package!

UPDATE:  Wondering what to Tweet?  Here are some examples:

@RealHughJackman Every waking moment I have with my babies I’m thankful for March of Dimes research.  We need your support to save more babies.

@RealHughJackman My kids walk, run, laugh and play thanks to March of Dimes efforts!  We need your to help give every baby a healthy start.


Tweet for 100K from Hugh Jackman

Comment by Tracy — April 16, 2009 @ 5:48 pm

I am following RealHughJackman, but how do I send him a message–a tweet?

Tweet for 100K from Hugh Jackman

Comment by Heather Blalock — April 16, 2009 @ 6:20 pm

I think it’s great but twitter is so hard to use! It will totally limit people. I tried to reply but not sure if he will get it. i had to leave the site!!!!

Tweet for 100K from Hugh Jackman

Comment by Angela — April 16, 2009 @ 6:51 pm

Hi Tracy, just start your tweet with @RealHughJackman and you will be entered!

Tweet for 100K from Hugh Jackman

Comment by Angela — April 16, 2009 @ 6:53 pm

Hi Heather, when you say “leave the site”, did you mean our March for Babies site or Twitter? The link in this blog post does take you away from our site. If you had to leave Twitter, I don’t know what went wrong… Thanks so much for doing this though!

Tweet for 100K from Hugh Jackman

Comment by Geoff Garcia — April 17, 2009 @ 11:35 am

It is inspirational to see so many nominations to Hugh Jackman for the March of Dimes!
To see the list of nominations you can search Twitter for: @RealHughJackman march of dimes

Tweet for 100K from Hugh Jackman

Comment by Lesa Handshoe — April 19, 2009 @ 2:19 pm

@RealHughJackman I try to start a team, but struggle to get members/donations. I donated 20.00@hazard,ky. location. I am going to try 4 London,Ky. in2wks.My older sister was also had a miscarriageb4 that.My charity is If u could donate2myteam I would appreciate

Tweet for 100K from Hugh Jackman

Comment by HaydensMom23 — April 20, 2009 @ 8:18 pm

It has to be 140 characters or less not 140 words.

Tweet for 100K from Hugh Jackman

Comment by Jana — April 20, 2009 @ 9:34 pm

I’m followimg @RealHughJackman but don’t know how to tweet to him. Can you help.

Tweet for 100K from Hugh Jackman

Comment by Jana — April 20, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

@RealHughJackman I delivered twins premature on November 13, 2008. Alittlegirl at 1lb 4oz and a little boy at 4lb and 14oz. She was born to small to soon and struggled everyday to survive. All I could do was see and touch my little girl she was to tiny to hold. Her kidneys quit working and fluid built up in her body causing adema. Her tiny body looked like it was bruised. She developed pulmonary hypertension. The doctors told us it was time to make a decision. Those are the words no parent wants to hear. They let me hold her knowing the end was coming. Iheld her for 2 hours and we decided to leave her hooked up to everything and to revise her if necessary. In my heart I was waiting on her to let me know what to do. Isit their watching the dr. through my tears revising her. At her bed she was looking at me with such sadness in her eyes thats when I knew it was time to let her go home. The hardest thing was watching my daughter as she laid in my arms pass away. My daughter died 11 days after she was born her brother is doing good he is 5 months old. I’m asking you to donate to the march of dimes so other parents doesn’t have to go thru what I did.

Tweet for 100K from Hugh Jackman

Comment by bob kennedy — April 20, 2009 @ 10:02 pm

Twitter is not very hard. i do it from my phone mostly. you start off your tweet by @realhughjackman then put in your message. my sister and i have done it a bunch of times. keep up the good work. kennedy team from delaware. we have now raised over $6000. keep it up everyone

Tweet for 100K from Hugh Jackman

Comment by Pwilliams1 — April 21, 2009 @ 9:38 am

How do you tweet the $100K?

Tweet for 100K from Hugh Jackman

Comment by Katrina J Hill — April 21, 2009 @ 1:34 pm

My 8 year old daughter wouldn’t be here today if it was for the March of dimes. She was able to get the help she needed in the children hospital in Seattle Washinghton. I was only left with a poloriod picture of her at the delivery time as she was rushed away from the hospital that I was at in Renton. I wasn’t able to see her until a week in a half later, I had some complications myself dealing with Preclampsia. It was a very long fight to get her back on track and I just know that if it wasnt for the funding and technology for helping premature babies I wouldnt have my beautiful 8 year old daughter today. She’s my miricle child.

Tweet for 100K from Hugh Jackman

Comment by Kathy Lively — April 22, 2009 @ 2:31 pm

I was full term when I had a beautiful baby girl! She was STILLBORN. There were no complications during my pregnancy. I had an episode with someone hitting me in the belly with a screen door! I went to the hospital and they done an ultrasound. The dr. on call said “THERE’S NO HEART BEAT, SHE’S GONE!THOSE WERE THE WORST WORDS I COULD HEAR! I FELT LIKE I WAS GOING TO GO CRAZY!I DIDN’T THINK I WAS GOING TO MAKE IT! I had to PRAY alot! I done the worst thing a person could do, I questioned GOD. Something we all should NEVER do. I pretended that it was just a NIGHTMARE, I pretended it wasn’t happening to me. I was catering food to family/friends at my house after the funeral! UNTIL I felt everyone stare at me. Then I realized it did happen. I leaned on my husband/family/friends after I layed in bed it seemed like forever BUT days/nights, then I woke up & PRAYED like I never did before for GOD to help me through this! He did!!! A couple of years later. I learned that I was pregnant again. I/my husband/family/friends were soo scared! I think we all held our breath until a beautiful baby girl was born (Kiristin). Then a couple of years later I was pregnant again! Just like the second time we all held our breath until a handsome baby boy (Johnny Jr.) was born. The samething happened with all three of my children. I was considered high risk pregnancies (2nd/3rd time). By the GRACE OF GOD he blessed me with two beautiful/handsome babies!!!

Love in Christ,


Tweet for 100K from Hugh Jackman

Comment by Kathy Lively — April 22, 2009 @ 2:33 pm

My team’s name if Johnna’s Team!!! Please dontate to our team for the March of Dimes!!! GOD BLESS each and everyone reading, submitting, walking, raising monies for this charity and other charities.


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