March 2, 2015 The Shorty Awards announced the finalist for the 2015 Shorty Awards. Rise & Stand was included in that list under the charity category!
Since the announcement, we keep hearing the two following questions;
What does this mean for Rise and Stand? Just to be nominated by so many people was an honor. The love poured out to us just empowered our team to keep working hard & fighting the good fight.
If Rise and Stand won how would that effect the organization? The best thing that would come out of winning would be the awareness we could raise. Hundreds of thousands that are following The Shorty Awards and will read about the winners. Our programs will be made aware to people who had no idea we even existed. The awards would help out mission to reach, inspire, support, and empower. Exactly what Rise and Stand is all about.
Read more about the awards here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/shorty-awards-2015-nominees-include-778517?utm_source=twitter
Shorty Awards Finalist List: http://blog.shortyawards.com/post/112515443362/announcing-the-7th-annual-shorty-awards-finalists