Mount Union to host Alex Sheen

October 23, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union will host Alex Sheen, founder of Because I Said I Would, at 8 p.m. on Monday, October 28 in Presser Recital Hall.

Because I Said I Would is a social movement focusing on the power of promise. The movement encourages positive change and acts of kindness through “promise cards.” Promise cards are sent anywhere in the world at no cost and are used to recognize the importance of all promises, both big and small.

Sheen was inspired to start the Because I Said I Would movement after his father passed away from small cell lung cancer in September 2012. After reflecting on the way his father always kept his promises, Sheen wanted to pass the importance of this along to others.

Because I Said I Would also works with various charitable projects to encourage promising to help others. Some projects he has committed to include helping victims of Hurricane Sandy, walking across the state of Ohio to raise awareness for victims of sexual violence and raising money to send 100 children diagnosed with cancer to Disneyland.

Upon graduating from Ohio University in 2007 with a Bachelor of business administration degree in marketing, Sheen moved to Lakewood, Ohio. He worked for Hyland Software as a corporate strategy lead until March 2013, when he decided to focus solely on advancing the mission of Because I Said So.

Sheen now travels across the United States to spread the message and to encourage others to join the movement as well. He has been featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Steve Harvey Show, CNN and several others.

Admission to the event is limited to those who have made a written promise to attend in the form of a promise card. Promise cards are available at the Information Desk in the Hoover-Price Campus Center.

Presser Recital Hall is located within Cope Music Hall on the corner of Union Avenue and Simpson Street on Mount Union’s campus. Due to ongoing construction at the site of the new Performing Arts Complex, no on-site parking is available behind the building. Alternate parking is available on Simpson and Vincent Streets and in the Eells Art Center parking lot, as well as in other campus parking lots.

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