DALLAS, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Media Club Dallas joins more than half a dozen media, marketing and advertising organizations to host Dallas4Japan, a fundraiser benefiting the American Red Cross. More than 200 business professionals are expected to attend the one-night event and aim to raise more than $3,000 to support the disaster relief efforts for those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.
The Dallas4Japan fundraiser will take place at Aloft Dallas Downtown - The Pads from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2011. Attendees are requested to make a $10 gift to the American Red Cross, which will support the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami funds. The American Red Cross will receive 100 percent of the proceeds from the event.
"Dallas4Japan is a great opportunity for the local business community to rally together and do their part to help the millions of people impacted by the disaster in the Pacific," said Mike Merrill, president of Social Media Club Dallas.
SMC Dallas is partnering with Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Texas Chapter, Dallas / Fort Worth Chapter of the American Marketing Association (DFW AMA), AIGA, Dallas Ad League (AAF), DFW Search Engine Marketing Association (DFW SEM), International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Dallas, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Dallas and Texas Young Professionals.
Dallas4Japan sponsors include Aloft Dallas Downtown - The Pads, Eventbrite DFW, Huddle Productions, Poparrazi4Hire and Red Carpet Crash. A number of businesses including American Airlines Center, Gangway Advertising, Quesa-D-Ya's, The Cedars Social, Snappy Salads, Society Bakery, The Porch, Hoffbrau Steaks and Cindy Gordon Photography have donated raffle prizes to raise additional money for the cause.
To purchase tickets or make a donation visit http://dallas4japan.eventbrite.com/. To interact with others supporting the cause follow #Dallas4Japan on Twitter or visit www.facebook.com/smcdallas. For more information about Dallas4Japan, email Dallas4Japan@gmail.com.
About Social Media Club
Social Media Club hosts conversations that explore key issues facing our society as technologies transform the way we connect, communicate, collaborate and relate to each other. The Club's primary mission is to promote media literacy, promote standard technologies, encourage ethical behavior and share best practices. We are active across the U.S. and Canada and expanding globally. Visit www.smcdallas.org for more information.
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