Shannon Shensky, Director of Communications
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SUPER BOWL CHAMP STEFEN WISNIEWSKI HELPS LOCAL HEALTH CHARITY LAUNCH 35th ANNIVERSARY CAMPAIGN MONDAY, JUNE 18 IN RADNOR
RADNOR, Pa.— On Monday, June 18, Super Bowl LII Champion Stefen Wisniewski stopped by Help Hope Live’s headquarters in Radnor to help the national health charity launch its 35th anniversary campaign Bubble Break. Wisniewski has signed on as the spokesperson for Bubble Break and is enlisting other celebrities to blow bubbles to raise awareness for the local nonprofit, which helps people in need of lifesaving organ transplants and individuals impacted by catastrophic injuries and illnesses fundraise for expenses not covered by insurance.
Wisniewski—and his new Championship ring—joined Help Hope Live staff, board, and local clients to blow bubbles, sign autographs, and launch www.bubblebreak.net. Their collective goal is to get 35,000 people blowing bubbles (now through Help Hope Live’s anniversary on September 30) to raise funds and awareness to help the nonprofit reach more families in need of its services.
“We are an underdog,” said Kelly L. Green, Help Hope Live’s new executive director. “While we helped pioneer medical fundraising in 1983, today our great work is overshadowed by behemoth crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe, which can actually put well-meaning families in jeopardy of losing important asset-based coverage they rely on. We want to let people know that we are here and that we offer families unique nonprofit benefits.”
Having celebrities like Wisniewski, GMA’s Robin Roberts, “Invincible” Vince Papale, and Food Network Star Robert Irvine blow bubbles is just the start of the Bubble Break campaign. Help Hope Live wants to engage communities across the country in blowing bubbles as a symbol that life is fragile but hope and community support can make all the difference.
It’s easy and fun to participate: (1) Blow bubbles for 10 seconds at home, at work, or in your community; (2) Share a video or photo of your Bubble Break on social media with the hashtag #BubbleBreak35 and tag @helphopeliveorg. Challenge three to five friends to do the same. (3) Donate $35 to Help Hope Live.
Founded by a Philadelphia transplant surgeon in 1983, Help Hope Live has helped unite thousands of communities to raise more than $131 million to help people in medical crisis afford the care they need to heal, live, and thrive. www.helphopelive.org