Danny Gokey + The Flu + Anti-Truancy + Bleach
I would love to meet the marketing geniuses(?) responsible for Clorox and SchoolTube.com’s public outreach promotion — I Don’t Wanna Miss…
Basically, if you don’t get the flu and you drink bleach, Danny Gokey will come and teach a music class at your school. Or maybe you drink the bleach after the class. It’s all very complicated. Or maybe its okay if you get the flu, you just have to make a music video about it. Or you make a video about how you don’t want to miss drinking bleach if Danny Gokey comes to your school. Like I said, it’s all very complicated, although I’m sure its for a very good cause, you know, stay healthy and don’t miss school; or don’t feign the pig flu just to stay at home and watch The Noggin or something. And since bleach helps sanitize things…and remove stains…yup. It all make sense.
The Clorox Company and former American Idol finalist Danny Gokey want to know.
To help educate about flu prevention, particularly with the dual risks of seasonal flu and H1N1, Clorox and and Danny Gokey have teamed up to launch “I Don’t Want to Miss…,” a national safety campaign aimed at involving teens and their teachers in flu prevention.
In its second year, the campaign features a contest that invites school musical groups, such as choirs and glee clubs, to create a video performance of a song written by Berklee College of Music student Will Wells on what they do not want to miss out on if they were home sick and why prevention is important.
The winning school gets a music class led by Gokey.
No matter what, it is worth it to go for a win. For each entry submitted, The Clorox Company will donate $100–or up to $10,000–to the Sophia’s Heart Foundation, a charity Gokey founded in honor of his late wife Sophia, who died tragically young of a heart condition. The organization is dedicated to helping children achieve academic and musical success.
To learn more about this contest, as well as flu-prevention tips (such as disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces), please visit the Clorox page on Facebook. For the first 100 groups to submit, the teacher will receive a wellness care package from The Clorox Company.
So I bet you’re all wondering what happens if you don’t win. Come on now, everybody’s a winner. The teams who finish in first through fourth places will each receive a framed, autographed photo of Danny Gokey. (Yes, yes. THAT Danny Gokey. The one who is currently on a private jet.) I wonder if you can drink your bleach from a pimp cup? Oh, silly me. I keep getting ahead of myself.