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Nonprofit Puts the Power to Cure Neurological Disease in the Hands of the Masses: Texting Technology Brings Awareness & Supports Research
Date:10/30/2008

novative technology, educating nonprofits about the power of the mobile channel and working with US wireless carriers to embrace a framework for mobile giving that works for donors and charities alike."

US Wireless Market Stats:

-- 240 Million US Mobile Subscribers

-- 30 Billion Text Messages sent per month in US

-- 95% of mobile phones support text messaging

"Mobile technology sets the stage for true impulse giving by removing traditional barriers such as communicating credit card information or writing a check. Cell phone users are empowered to act anytime, anywhere at the moment an appeal has top of mind awareness," says James Eberhard, Chairman of Mobile Accord, Inc.

About the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes muscles to contract and spasm involuntarily, robbing individuals of the ability to control their bodies. It may affect a single body area or be generalized throughout multiple muscle groups, and causes varying degrees of disability and pain, from mild to severe. Although treatments exist, dystonia remains a chronic disorder to which there is presently no cure. In North America alone, estimates suggest that over 300,000 men, women, and children of all ages and backgrounds are affected. The mission of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) is to advance research for more effective treatments and ultimately a cure, to promote awareness and education, and to support the well being of affected individuals and families. For more information about the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation please call 800-377-3978 or visit the foundation website at http://www.dystonia-foundation.org.

Mobile Accord

Denver-based Mobile Accord, Inc. provides turnkey tools for organizations to leverage the power of mobile technology using SMS (text messaging), PSMS (premium SMS), and mobile content (rin
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