because I said I would
with Alex Sheen
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A promise is elemental to sustaining our humanity, even during a pandemic. Join Alex Sheen, the creator of the world-wide movement of "Because I Said I Would", as he inspires early childhood professionals to explore the power of a promise and the power of self-improvement.
*The Impact of keeping promises
*How promises affect our daily living
*Why keeping promises are important in our character development
About Alex Sheen
Because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Their goal is to build community of people who are driven to help others through the strength of determination.
Regardless of your age, gender ethnicity or profession, we all understand the importance of a promise. A promise is elemental to humanity. Alex Sheen would come to realize this after a tragedy in his life. On September 4th, 2012, Alex would hold his father's hand as he passed away from small cell lung cancer. Alex was asked to deliver his father’s eulogy. His father’s best quality was being a man of his word. When his dad promised, he delivered. At his father’s funeral, Alex would speak about the importance of a promise and deliver a eulogy titled “because I said I would” that would spark an international social movement. He encourages people to make commitments on “promise cards” that the organization sends to anyone anywhere in the world at no cost. Since the day Alex’s father died, the organization has distributed over 10.3 million because I said I would promise cards to over 153 different countries. As the youngest manager of an international enterprise software company, Alex would submit his resignation in order to advance because I said I would’s philanthropic mission.
Alex believes in leading by example and makes his own promises to help others. Alex raised money to send 100 kids with cancer to Disneyland. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, Alex drove through the night to New York City with disaster relief supplies to help those in need. In the summer of 2013, Alex walked over 240 miles across the entire state of Ohio in 10 days. This was part of a promise he made to raise funds for Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, the three Cleveland women who were kidnapped and held captive for 10 years. Through the stories of his promises, Alex has inspired individuals to make life-changing commitments to self-improvement and the betterment of humanity.
Alex delivers passionate and thought-provoking speeches about the importance of keeping promises to audiences across the country. He is a two-time TEDx speaker and his work has national headlines on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, CNN, the TODAY show, The Los Angeles Times, Steve Harvey, NPR and many other programs.