The ALS Association is getting some help from the blockchain community as TRON has announced on February 11, 2019, that they will be taking part in the Association’s new campaign by donating funds and the use of their platform.
Previous years have seen a number of blockchain firms take part in various forms of charity such as relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey.
It now seems that 2019 will follow the same pattern as TRON has announced a partnership with the ALS Association that will see the two firms working on the #VoiceYourLove campaign which is designed to build awareness around amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), as well as fund research for treatment and a cure. The campaign will involve individuals making videos either on their phones or tablets talking about what they love about the people in their lives.
Brian Frederick, executive vice president of communications at The ALS Association said:
“Our ask is simple – just get online and express your love for your loved ones and friends,”
“This campaign features some amazing people with ALS and their families. We are very grateful to TRON and BitTorrent for leveraging their resources and vast network in the blockchain industry to support our work to find a cure for ALS.”
A Helping Hand
TRON, on their part, will be donating both monetarily and in-kind to the cause. Justin Sun, the CEO of TRON, has announced that he will be donating $250,000 towards the foundation.
“I’m proud to be working with ALS Association to raise money and awareness for a terrible disease,”
Said Justin Sun, founder of TRON and CEO of BitTorrent. Adding:
“The TRON and BitTorrent community has over 100 million people, and it’s statistically possible that thousands of you are afflicted with ALS. In your honor, I’m donating $250,000 and urging others in the blockchain industry to voice their love by donating to help find a cure.”
TRON isn’t the only blockchain firm that is getting involved, with the Binance Charity Foundation having also pledged $150,000 to the foundation in hopes of finding a cure.
On top of their monetary donation, TRON will also give the ALS association some of their tech. TRON’s platform will be used by the foundation to track donation disbursement. This will allow those who donate to know where exactly their donations are going and also to create a system of transparency around the cause.
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