Help Our Companions Win the Smackdown!

The 2009 Blogworld Conference started yesterday and runs through tomorrow with a much-anticipated lineup of over 280 speakers. While many are attending for the exhibitions and speakers, our friends at Canine Companions for Independence are attending for a chance to compete in the Charity Smackdown. To win the Smackdown, each charity has to reach out to donors over the course of the Blogworld Conference to raise as much money as possible. The top three earning charities receive even more money to put towards their cause, courtesy of PayPal.

Canine Companions, a non-profit organization providing highly trained assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities, will compete against eight other charities for the top prize. To show your support for our friends at Canine Companions, use the PayPal widget on the Charity Smackdown website or Facebook (regular donations on the Canine Companions website do not count). Donations must be in by 3pm PST on Saturday, October 17.

Follow Canine Companions on Twitter (@ccicanine) as they tweet throughout the conference.