Josh Mogren is on a mission to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis via a puppet named Moganko.
Mogren, 32, writes a popular blog on life with CF called Welcome to Joshland, and he and Moganko host a series of entertaining YouTube videos that encourage the CF community to stay compliant and healthy. The Boomer Esiason Foundation recently released a podcast featuring Mogren, and he's also profiled in the CF Stories section on our website.
But Mogren recently redoubled his efforts to draw attention to CF by launching the Moganko for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Project. The campaign's goal is to use the influence of social media to get Moganko to meet the Muppets on their YouTube channel, and, ultimately, to create a collaborative public service announcement focusing on CF.
Here's how you can help:
- Visit the Moganko for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Project website to watch Moganko videos, hear new and original music, and get information about CF and organizations supporting the community.
- Join the Moganko for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Facebook fan page.
- Share the project with everyone you know. Retweet in Twitter using #moganko.
Mogren notes that a similar campaign resulted in Betty White hosting Saturday Night Live. And when Cookie Monster started a Facebook fan page to host Saturday Night Live, he ended up with more than 100,000 fans and a role in an SNL opening monologue with Jeff Bridges.
"I dedicate this project to our family and friends who love us unconditionally, the amazing volunteers for making this project a reality, and the CF community—those who are working so hard to live the dream and those that will always be in our hearts," Mogren said.