Driving home the very day Michael Jackson passed away, I heard the song 'Heal the World' on the radio. It was a definite 'A-HA' moment. Before the second verse was over, I had a clear idea of the entire UnitedCausesPages.org project
Kissimmee, FL (PRWEB) September 17, 2009
UnitedCausePages.org (http://www.unitedcausespages.org), a unique plan to raise money for seven charities hand picked by creator Marlon D'Oyley, was born out of a desire to respond positively to difficult personal circumstances. Not content to wallow in despair, D'Oyley set out to creating a Web site that would make it easy to give. Anyone can buy one of over 11,000 portrait pieces spread over six pages, with part of the proceeds going to charity. But not content merely with raising money, he set his sites on something bigger - setting a world record.
"Driving home the very day Michael Jackson passed away, I heard the song 'Heal the World' on the radio. It was a definite 'A-HA' moment. Before the second verse was over, I had a clear idea of the entire UnitedCausesPages.org project," said D'Oyley. "I would unite a fund raising website with the quest to create the most expensive book ever made. The buzz surrounding my record breaking attempt will create publicity for the site, boosting the money raised for charity and giving some great businesses superb exposure."
D'Oyley picked charities for causes and conditions that have directly touched his family. He lost a 35-year-old brother to Cancer and just as he gets this project up and running, his father is to begin a long, grueling course of chemotherapy. He has witnessed his favorite aunt fall into the bitter clutches of Alzheimer's disease. Knowing that his family is not alone in suffering such setbacks, he created a common place designed to raise money, inspiration and awareness for seven causes - Cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Autism, AIDS, Arthritis, Heart Disease and Education. Purchase a single portrait piece for $300 or sponsor and entire page for $500 - almost $50 from each transaction will go to the chosen charity.
To augment his efforts to sell portrait pieces, D'Oyley has set for himself a huge, and he hopes publicity-winning, task. He wants to create the most expensive book ever made and give that book to President Barack Obama. He has yet to firm up many details regarding the book, but it will be completely unique at 3 feet by 2 feet and will make extensive use of leather and gold materials. While the book he gives to the president will be the only one in the world, the first 999 people will be able to reserve a limited reproduction for only $450.
UnitedCausePages.org will contain personal stories of struggles with each disease and Marlon's own blog will chronicle the entire effort.
For more information or to buy a portrait piece, visit http://www.unitedcausespages.org/index.php