The Meet Group, a portfolio of apps with over 15 million monthly users and owner of Podcoin, a mobile app that rewards users for listening to podcasts, is partnering with health and fitness app Sweatcoin, an app that rewards users with virtual currency for walking and running, in a crowdfunding campaign benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is a national childhood cancer foundation dedicated to helping children with the disease through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer. Founded in 2005, ALSF was started by Jay and Liz Scott. After the passing of their daughter Alex, the Scotts vowed to raise money to help doctors find a cure.
The campaign, which is live now and funded by Podcoin, appears on Sweatcoin’s Marketplace. Podcoin will donate $10,000 to ALSF at the conclusion of the campaign. As part of the campaign, Sweatcoin users who join Podcoin will receive 300 Podcoin to help them get started on the app. Sweatcoins will initially launch the campaign to 25% of its US users with a view of expanding to 100% after a few weeks.
“Thanks to the generosity of both Podcoin and Sweatcoin, we will raise money to help children get the support and resources they need in their fight against cancer,” said Jay Scott, Co-Executive Director of the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. “Podcoin and Sweatcoin demonstrate the good social apps can achieve when they promote world positive endeavors. Sweatcoin promotes fitness, and Podcoin promotes storytelling, and both apps have communities that want to translate those activities into life-changing outcomes.”