drew careyThere is a severe shortage of four-letter Twitter names, so if you happen to own one, and you want to raise money for charity, why don’t you auction it off?

Drew Olanoff, the man behind #BlameDrewsCancer that we wrote about a while back, appears to be winning his battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma, but that doesn’t mean he is going to give up his fighting the scourge known as cancer just because he’s beaten it.  So, what do you do when you want to raise money to continue the fight?  You hold a charity auction, of course.  What do you put up for auction?  Your name … well, at least if your name happens to also be a highly desirable four-letter Twitter handle such as @drew.

Mr. Olanoff has opted to auction off his Twitter name with all the funds going to the Livestrong Foundation, Lance Armstrong’s organization that fights for cancer research and support.  By simply placing the hashtag #drewbid in a Tweet, you can place a bid for the user name (followers not included), but be mindful that the minimum bid is $10,000.

… well, it was $10,000, and then that damned Drew Carey from The Price is Right had to step in and take it straight to $25,000.

You see, Mr. Carey got stuck with the unfortunate user name of @drewfromTV, so of course he’d like to have @drew, and luckily he has the money to back it up.  However, Mr. Carey is willing to bid against himself it seems.

See, the auction for @drew ends at 12 AM PST on Nov. 9th, and while Mr. Carey is already willing to pay $25,000, he has promised to up it to $100,000 if he can get 100,000 followers to his current user name by that time.  About 15 hours before this post he was at 13,000 followers, and he is now up to over 20,000.  All you need to do to help is go to his Twitter page and click “Follow”, and you can help him get to 100,000 followers, and in turn raise $100,000 for cancer research.

So, if you have a Twitter account, what are you waiting for?  Go follow @drewfromTV and help raise money to fight cancer!

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