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Do Something! Results

June 09, 2009

UPDATE: Tune in tonight to watch Jane Lynch host the 2010 DoSomething Awards on VH1.

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Earlier this week, Darius and four other winners of the prestigious Do Something! Awards were honored. The ceremony took place at New York’s famed Apollo Theater. Take a look at MTV News coverage of the event in the box above, which appeared on MTV.

Rapper-actor-entrepreneur Nick Cannon presented Darius with the award, praising Darius as an agent of change. Then, in another surprise, MTV News’s anchorman Sway came on-stage to announce some more exciting news: in September, MTV 2 and MTVU will air Darius Goes West, and MTV will donate $10,000 to Charley’s Fund!

Darius didn’t win the $100,000 grand prize (despite your magnificent efforts, which ensured that Darius did win the on-line vote that made up part of the selection process). However, Darius and crew are extremely excited about MTV becoming a partner in the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Come September, we’ll count on our supporters (that’s you!) to help us maximize the impact of this opportunity.

Check out MTV’s coverage of the award, and Darius in particular, here. Also, a blog covering the event will come soon.

The good news didn’t stop there: in another sign of Do Something’s support of its winners’ initiatives, we learned that Darius will appear on every regular-sized bag of Doritos chips! Starting around the same time as the MTV appearance, a picture of Darius and a brief explanation of his cause will be on all the 99-cent bags of Doritos—for a whole year!

Thank you, Do Something, MTV, and Doritos, for understanding D’s mission, celebrating his hard work, and partnering with him in the future!

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4 Responses to “Do Something! Results”

  1. On June 9th, 2009, Jessica Garcia said:

    Great job, Darius! You are my hero. :-)

  2. On June 9th, 2009, wassupna said:

    what EXCELLENT exposure…great job to everyone, darius…you rock and will soon rock amurrica’s world big time!!!!! idea for yall: you should make a section on this site featuring supporters posed with these doritos bags. from there, perhaps doritos will link to it or put it on their own web site, thereby increasing exposure! just a thought. best of luck…yayyyayyy for darius + crew!

  3. On June 10th, 2009, Beverly said:

    Congrats Darius & Crew! MTV finally catches on!

  4. On June 14th, 2009, Apryl J said:

    Darius~ I watched this film with my son, Jacob. He is 11 years old and has DMD. I have never seen him smile as much as he did watching you and your friends roll across the country. You and your friends are so inspiring to others with DMD. Thank you for putting yourself out there to do this. I will be praying for you and your family. God Bless all of you. Thank you for giving us smiles and strength with your story. Love, Apryl J

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