WESTPORT, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The old adage goes, you can’t thank people enough – but World Famous speed talker Fran Capo is setting out to prove you can thank people fast enough. And she’s doing it for a good cause. Save the Children, the world’s leading independent organization for kids, has enlisted Fran’s aid in their year-end fundraising appeal.
Fran is a six-time world record holder, most-widely known as the Guinness World Records™ fastest talking female, clocked at 603.32 words in 54.2 seconds. As a thank you, Fran will speed-read the name of every generous person who gives on Dec. 27 to commemorate the last #ThankYou Thursday of 2012.
“What could be a better cause than kids? Save the Children works in around the world from America to Zimbabwe, saving one child at a time,” said Fran Capo. “Their caring staff cares for newborn babies, feeds hungry children, educates kids, and responds to disasters like Hurricane Sandy and the Japanese tsunami. I want to say a thank you to as many of their generous donors as I can.”
Save the Children is creating a “thank you” video recognizing all donors who donate online at www.SavetheChildren.org/WithoutYou on Dec. 27 by 11:59 PM EST. The video will be narrated by Capo.
While many charities focus on saying “please” this time of year, Save the Children is upping the ante on ways to say “thank you.” The organization will also thank every donor who donates, then tweets, using #withyou and @SavetheChildren. In that vein, Save the Children has launched a dedicated webpage which hosts interactive word clouds of donors’ first names and U.S. states at www.savethechildren.org/withyou.
You can also see Fran in action on Save the Children’s YouTube channel, http://youtu.be/ZU4bCrngm3o
About Save the Children
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in more than 120 countries, including the United States. We have received a 4-star rating for the past 11 years from Charity Navigator and are rated A+ by the American Institute of Philanthropy. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
About Fran Capo
Fran Capo is a stand-up comic, keynote motivational speaker, 18-time author, actress, voiceover artist, consultant, spokesperson, TV host , comedy show producer, and adventurer who has bungee jumped, scuba dived with sharks, driven race cars, did a book signing at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and one down by the wreck site of the Titanic. Fran has been seen on over 350 television shows and 4,500 radio shows including: The Talk, Entertainment Tonight, Larry King Live, Huckabee, The Doctors, Fox & Friends, Nick at Nite and the Martha Stewart Show. She is a sought after speaker who has educated and motivated a wide array of audiences from CEO's of fortune 500 companies, to Hells Angels, to churches to elementary school children. Her humanitarian work is vast from fundraising for animals, to going to the Dominican Republic with 39 chiropractors to see over 19,000 patients in 2 days. She loves helping children in all aspects from building self-esteem to making them laugh. She has monthly series called, Cuppa Capo which are humorous motivational you tube videos to help inspire and motivate people to be the best they can be. You can find out more about Fran Capo at www.francapo.com.