Donate a Blue Wig to Luau's Team Up With Autism Speaks NYC Marathon Run
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Katy Perry

Donate a Blue Wig to Luau's Team Up With Autism Speaks NYC Marathon Run

    1. Matt Wilson
    2. Petition by

      Matt Wilson

      Boston, MA

I'm the guy in the blue afro above.

Awareness! That is what it is all about. My daughter has autism. I believe in order to make the world a better place for her, I need to raise Autism Awareness. Why? Because I firmly believe that Awareness is the first step toward Understanding which then hopefully leads to compassion and then finally change.

But why Katy Perry's Blue Wig? Because when I first started raising money for Autism Speaks as part of my 2012 New York City Marathon run, I promised potential donors that if they helped me reach my goal of $3,000 by September 15th, a mere 3 weeks after I registered, I would wear a blue Katy Perry wig during the marathon.  Why did I say her wig?  Because BLUE is the color of Autism Awareness and Katy's blue wig is probably the most recognizable wig in the world today!  AND because Katy Perry is both my daughters' favorite recording artist.  It all comes together (in my head anyway).

My hope is that if I can wear one of Ms. Perry's actual wigs, it will draw more attention to my cause and lead more people toward the path of awareness.

So Katy, if you see this, ultimately, I only need one signature...yours! In the meantime, if you are not Katy Perry, I would still love your signature.

Thanks,
Luau
http://runluaurun.com

How I reached my goal --->HERE<---

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Falling Short

      Matt Wilson
      Petition Organizer

      Sadly, I don't think things are going to work out - http://runluaurun.com/2012/10/30/katy-perry-wig-update/

      Katy Perry Wig Update

      I thought we had a legitimate shot. I really did. A comment from a friend of Katy's - one degree of separation - that was all it was ever really gonna take; someone her knew her. I am so appreciative of all the tweets to Katy that you all have posted over the last month...

    2. Katy Sings at the Night of Too Many Stars

      Matt Wilson
      Petition Organizer
      Katy Perry, Jodi DiPiazza Sing "Firework" at Night of Too Many Stars

      To help give autistic people the chance they deserve to reach their potential go to http://cc.com/donate or text STARS to 50555 to donate $10. Night of Too Many Stars airs this Sunday, October 21 at 8/7c on Comedy Central. Katy Perry and Jodi DiPiazza sing "Firework" at the Beacon Theater in New York.

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. Things Are Moving

      Matt Wilson
      Petition Organizer

      Are you running NYCM with Autism Speaks? I may need your head!

    5. Reached 100 signatures
    6. What Awareness Does

      Matt Wilson
      Petition Organizer

      Here's an example of what Awareness can bring about! http://runluaurun.com/2012/09/22/ballet/

    7. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Justin Heather CHICAGO, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      My son does not have autism, but is a special needs kid. They need our help, love and understanding.

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    • Jeff Battema SEATTLE, WA
      • almost 2 years ago

      'cuz the man loves his kids.

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    • Tatiana Moore ERIE, CO
      • almost 2 years ago

      I also have a family member that suffers from Autism

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    • Sean Henley BOZEMAN, MT
      • almost 2 years ago

      Luau is an amazing guy working to promote a great cause.

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    • Lara Robinson BOULDER, CO
      • almost 2 years ago

      @Luau is running for autism, a disorder that affects his family and community. He's a massive spokesperson and completely charismatic. He needs this blue wig!! Awareness is empowerment.

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