Donate to tattoo your Twitter handle on this guy

Extreme fundraising: ‘I am honored to be on Drew’s arm,’ marketing exec Melanie Mitchell told

(Credit: Drew Olanoff)

Want more Twitter followers? Have you considered advertising by tattoo?

TechCrunch writer Drew Olanoff is selling some real estate on his body to the biggest giver. Whoever wins will get his or her Twitter handled permanently etched on the 33-year-old.

Olanoff is, until November 14, raising money to help research into children’s cancers. He did it before in 2009, when the high bid and donation was $2,112 by Melanie Mitchell, whose handle was inked on Olanoff’s arm.

In an astonishing twist, Olanoff himself was diagnosed with cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, after that campaign.

He has been in remission for three years, but he also auctioned off his @drew Twitter handle for cancer, with the winning bid going to Drew Carey (the account is currently inactive).

Now Olanoff wants to raise more funds with another tattoo.

His inspiration is … [Read more]

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