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be because I said I would. A pro romi mise se made. mad ade. e. A pro romi mise se kept. ept.t. A promise ppromise made. m A promise ppromise kept. kkep because I said I would. Alex Sheen’s father died of small cell lung cancer on September 4th, 2012. His father was good with his promises, so Alex titled his father’s eulogy “because I said I would” and created the promise card in his memory. Eventually Alex would decide to resign from his corporate position in order to advance because I said I would’s mission.

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Because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to bettering humanity through promises made and kept. To encourage positive change and acts of kindness, we send “promise cards” to anywhere in the world at no cost. People use these cards to remember the importance of their word, for promises both big and small. It might just seem like a piece of paper, but promise cards have motivated people to stick with their commitments to better humanity. A heroin addict’s promise to stay in rehab. A young girl’s promise to stop cutting herself. Or a simple promise to volunteer at the local food bank. We have distributed over 1,275,000 promise cards to over 105 different countries!

2014 Herald-Times Everyday Heroes  
2014 Herald-Times Everyday Heroes