Last year, Penn State’s Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group (DMAIG) contacted us with questions about creating an interactive fundraising campaign. They were looking for a way to rally support for the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) and their efforts to stop childhood cancer. The plan was to have the final photo mosaic printed and displayed at PSU main campus. It didn’t take long for our team to recommend our online & social interactive mosaic platform.
What happens when you take two world class organizations, The Pittsburgh Penguins and The Mario Lemieux Foundation, and combine it with our mosaic technology, services, and attention to artistic detail: one amazing online photo mosaic experience. The initial goal was to create a large permanent 20ft x 8ft mural in new Penguins CONSOL arena, however with the addition of touch screen kiosks and an online photo mosaic, it became much more. The Mario Mosaic was a great way to involve the community and help raise funds for cancer and neonatal research; without a doubt it has become a main attraction at the new hockey arena.
For a donation of just $25 to the Magee-Womens Foundation, participants of Magee’s 100th anniversary celebration were able to include a photograph of themselves, their child, or another special person in their life in the Magee 100 Mosaic. Thousands of submitted photos helped to create this 14ft x 7ft Magee 100 Mosaic — a beautiful piece of artwork that hangs in the main lobby of the hospital.
Each donation was used to support the Patient Care Fund at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. The Patient Care Fund provides many necessary items for patients and their families while being cared for at Magee.