About because I said I would

Because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering humanity through the power of a promise. To encourage positive change and acts of kindness, we send "promise cards" to anywhere in the world at no cost. People use these cards to remember the importance ...

[…] Because I said I would is an international project to help people commit to promises they make. This year, they are erasing the notion of the quickly forgotten New Year’s resolution and replacing it with handwritten cards that make honest, simple promises to encourage people to keep their promises. Ferndale joins cities all over the world in this effort.  Promises will be posted to the wall for the world to see and be inspired by. […]

Founder Delivers Two TED Talks

TEDxYouth@Austin:"What all great superheroes have in common" February 16th, 2014: Alex Sheen, Founder of because I said I would, delivered a new TED talk on at TEDxYouth@Austin as the closing speaker. In this speech, Alex talks about how the single common ability that binds all superheroes together. Watch the video and share the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUviUikVh-U TEDxUtica: "because ...

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“What does high risk mean?” Garth asked. His oncologist looked him in the eyes and responded... “You are going to die of this.” Garth is 44 years old and has been diagnosed with cancer three times since November 2011. Prostate cancer once. Kidney cancer twice. Although he appears healthy today, ...

Matthew Cordle sentenced to 6.5 years in prison...

Matthew Cordle has been sentenced to 6.5 years in prison with no chance of early release and a lifetime driver's license suspension. As Matthew promised, he plead guilty and took responsibility for the horrible crime that ended Vincent Canzani's life. Because I said I would recorded and released Matthew's confession ...

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[…] Because I said I would is an international project to help people commit to promises they make. This year, they are erasing the notion of the quickly forgotten New Year’s resolution and replacing it with handwritten cards that make honest, simple promises to encourage people to keep their promises. Ferndale joins cities all over the world in this effort.  Promises will be posted to the wall for the world to see and be inspired by. […]

Founder Delivers Two TED Talks

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