October 5, 2009
Reports: Drew Carey may bid $1M on @drew name
Posted: 03:19 PM ET
UPDATE 9 a.m.: Drew Carey tells CBS he's willing to bid $1 million on the @drew name if he gets 1 million followers by the end of the year. (More on this from Mashable).
In his continued effort to raise money for cancer research, cancer patient Drew Olanoff, or @drew on Twitter, has announced he will auction off his Twitter name to the highest bidder.
He plans to give the proceeds to the LIVESTRONG organization.
So far, the highest bidder is Drew Carey, the host of the "Price is Right," who has bid $25,000 on the name but has indicated that he will go as high as $100,000, according to The Telegraph, out of the UK.
The auction ends on November 9, Olanoff's birthday.
From Olanoff's blog:
Drew Carey currently goes by @DrewFromTV on Twitter.
Drew Olanoff created an Internet meme called "Blame Drew's Cancer" when he set up a Twitter hash tag where people blame Drew's cancer for everything that's going wrong in their lives. More on that from the Blame Drew's Cancer Web site:
Posted by: John D. Sutter -- CNN.com writer/producer
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