BOOTHBAY HARBOR – The second annual worldwide “Be Fearless!” event to raise awareness, educate the public and banish stigma about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be held online on Nov. 6, 2010.
The 24-hour event, hosted by Fearless Nation PTSD Support, Inc., a nonprofit organization hailing from the USA, will focus on fact-based PTSD information and two simultaneous live stage events with internationally popular musicians and DJs. People from around the globe can attend the event via Second Life, the virtual online community. The entire “Be Fearless!” event will be broadcast live online through the Fearless Nation website.
The “Be Fearless” event begins at 00:00 Pacific Coast Time (-7 GMT/UTC) on November 6 and will run for 24 hours.
“Last year’s event drew people worldwide and helped bust many of the misperceptions associated with PTSD,” states Colleen Crary, founder of Fearless Nation. “This year we are taking things a step further by increasing our focus on awareness and making the live event accessible to everyone worldwide online via their PCs and mobile devices.”
Performers at the “Be Fearless! 2010″ event are internationally renowned musicians, vocal music artists and DJs.
Support for this year’s “Be Fearless!” event is strong: Totally viral, green, and based in the power of social networking. “Times are hard. We are not asking for donations of money, products or services,” said Crary. “Our goal is to raise awareness and education, so we are asking individuals, businesses, organizations and other non-profits to post information about the event in their local shops, communities, workplaces, and social hangouts as well as on their social networks and web site, blogs and feeds. In return, Fearless Nation will highlight supporters via the website, social networks and print advertising.”
This free, green, viral ‚ÄúAdvertising-In-Kind‚ÄĚ promotes shared causes without breaking anyone’s bank. A series of downloadable flyers, event invitations, logos, and PTSD talking points are available on the Fearless Nation website. http://www.fearless-nation.org/Advertising-In-Kind-Program.html
“It’s our hope that this event will continue to erode PTSD stereotypes and help people gain easy access to the information and tools they need to empower their recovery from trauma.” said Crary.
For more information on the “Be Fearless! 2010″ event, performers, sponsors and viral marketing materials, please visit http://www.fearless‚Äźnation.org/BeFearless2010.html
Contact Name: Colleen Crary
Telephone Number: (207)319-7556