11 Flashmobs for Charity
We hardly need another reason to love flash mobs, but some groups have managed to give us one.
For starters, Claire’s Place Foundation, founded by 13 year-old Claire Wineland, threw one in the Santa Monica Plaza Mall to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.
Wineland was born with the disease and has made it her duty to help others afflicted by it. In May last year, dozens of kids and adults swarmed a courtyard, and danced in-sync to the Black Eyed Peas’ “Pump It” and Gaga’s “Born This Way.” Apparently the mob drew celebrity attention from Counting Crows front man, Adam Duritz, Michael J. Fox, Castle stars Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star, Kaitlin Olson — all of whom recorded video messages asking people to join Claire’s cause.
Here's the mob:
Later that summer, Everyday Health teamed up with Dancing With The Stars' Chelsea Hightower, to throw another mob with Wineland and her team of pink-clad dancers.
Besides fulfilling everyone’s dream of turning life into a musical for five minutes, Claire’s Foundation has clearly gained the awareness they set out for.
Here are other flash mobs for charity:
3. Feeding America
4. Heal Haiti
5. Find a Cure For Blindness (mob starts at 4:05)
6. Japan Earthquake Relief
7. Birmingham Children's Hospital
8. The Move Movement
9. Amazing Race for Charity
10. The Childhood Foundation
11. Amazing Race for Charity - "His Head's Too Small"