Alicia Parlette

An online home for information about Alicia Parlette, SF Chronicle writer and published author.

Twitter Saturday April 17, 2010

Filed under: Alicia Parlette — julietmoser @ 6:41 pm
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Twitter, I’m sorry I ever doubted you as a tool to connect people. What an amazing response from the this new community of online friends and well-wishers today, after Alicia’s story was picked up by a gentleman named Drew.

I had not heard of Drew prior to today and now I am a certified fan. Who is Drew? Pulled from his website,

On May 20th, 2009, Drew Olanoff was diagnosed with cancer. <!– Hodgkins Lymphoma. –>

Ever since that day, Drew has blamed everything on his cancer. Losing his keys, misplacing his wallet, Twitter being slow, the Phillies losing, etc.

Why? Because you have to beat up on Cancer to win… and you can help out.

Blame Drew’s Cancer for anything you want by tweeting with the hashtag #BlameDrewsCancer and it’ll come here. When Drew beats Cancer we hope to have sponsors that will donate a dollar for every participant to our partner, LIVESTRONG.

Drew started a hug chain for Alicia and it has since spread exponentially, driving traffic to this site and creating an explosion of followers on Twitter. Thank you, Drew. We wish you well in your own battle with cancer and are waiting to see what new great things come from you.

For more information about Drew and his awesome story:


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