Non-profit Organization Gets Recognition for Spreading Message in Innovative Ways

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The Skinny Gene Project is an #influenceSD 2010 nominee for non-profit of the year. To support diabetes prevention and promote the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, the public can vote the Skinny Gene Project up the nomination list until March 24th. The top 5 nominees in the non-profit category will advance to the final judging round.

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57 million people have prediabetes and most don't even know it. I voted for the SkinnyGeneProject.org because their team exudes an amazing proactive program to fight these numbers.

The Skinny Gene Project is a 2010 nominee for non-profit of the year, for the first annual #influenceSD celebration of new media champions. The #influenceSD awards ceremony, hosted by Chris Cantore, will be held at Anthology on April 7th.

The #influenceSD award ceremony provides local San Diego businesses, bloggers, brands, and non-profit organizations with local recognition for spreading their message in innovative ways.

Keeping true to the name, #influenceSD invites the public to both nominate and vote for the organizations and causes they support. This allows for smaller and less publicized organizations, like the Skinny Gene Project, to be recognized for its impact on the community.

When asked why she voted for the Skinny Gene Project, Melani Gordon, Founder gWave Consulting stated, "57 million people have prediabetes and most don't even know it. I voted for the SkinnyGeneProject.org because their team exudes an amazing proactive program to fight these numbers."

The Skinny Gene Project uses social media to influence others to live a healthier lifestyle and prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

“People oftentimes underestimate the importance of social media in our fight to prevent diabetes,” says Marlayna Bollinger, Executive Director Skinny Gene Project.

She explains, "We use twitter (@skinnygene) to help others overcome their fear about making big lifestyle changes. Microblogging allows us to give bite-sized, doable actions that are easy to execute, which leads to long-term, sustainable positive lifestyle changes and increases their chance of preventing diabetes.”

The #influenceSD event celebrates more than 200 organizations, like the Skinny Gene Project, that prove words not only have meaning; they can create change.

To view and vote for nominees, people can visit http://influenceSD.com . The twelve categories range from Best in Government and Politics to Blogger and Non-profit of the year. Vote up any brand or organization you support by March 24th. The top 5 nominees in each category will advance to the final judging round. The winners will be announced on April 7th at the award ceremony.

About Skinny Gene Project
The Skinny Gene Project (a division of the J.Moss Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preventing diabetes. We help to educate those who are at-risk; empower them with the resources, tools, and support needed to make healthy lifestyle changes; and teach them how to make the long-term social, environment, and behavioral changes needed to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

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