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December 8, 2010 / Brian DeKoning

Movembeer and foursquare Help Raise More than $1,800 For Charity

Movembeer-Portsmouth-FoursquareHow do you raise over $1,800 for cancer research by drinking beer and hanging out with friends? Movembeer!

Mix in equal parts foursquare, a thriving social media community like Portsmouth’s, and a few generous individuals and businesses to pledge per checkin, and we were able to add over $700 last night for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Livestrong to build on the $1,100 raised for Movember at The Sceneup a couple weeks ago.

Held as a closing event for Movember, last night’s foursquare meetup/NHTweetUp drew a full house to the Lapanza Lounge at the Portsmouth Brewery and resulted in 47 checkins on foursquare. With a total of $15 pledged per checkin through microfundraising, last night’s event tallied $705 in just a couple hours – though some of us may have stayed a little later to enjoy one last night of mustachioedness. ; )

Organized by Portsmouth Foursquare, NHTweetUp, Seacoast Beverage Lab, BoucherMEDIA, and The Portsmouth Brewery, last night’s checkin-4-charity showed how a little organization can help add a charity dimension to tweetups, meetups and other networking events. The Portsmouth Brewery was a great host, providing a venue (on $1 taco night no less) that was just the right size for about 80 people. Special thanks to Jabra‘s Wayne Kurtzman for sharing top of the line Jabra headsets as raffle prizes and Brian Aldrich from Seacoast Beverage Lab who donated a year’s membership in the Brewery’s Imperial Pint Club won by Jeff Cutler!

If you’re just hearing about Movember, there’s still time to donate. You can make a donation directly to the Movember Foundation, via Portsmouth Foursquare’s Movember Team Boston Page.

Thank you very much to all of the donors who pledged and help get us to $15 per checkin! You can fulfill your pledge online here by 5 p.m. Thursday to count for this year’s Movember team totals. Learn more about Movembeer on the eventbrite page here.

Our generous Movembeer donors

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