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Moorhead non-profit wants Taylor Swift to join its annual walk

by Mike McFeely

A Moorhead-based non-profit that helps those with disabilities live more independently wants music superstar Taylor Swift to join its annual awareness walk -- and it is using a fun video to attract her attention.

Creative Care for Reaching Independence produced a four-minute video designed to persuade Swift to attend the group's annual 5-kilometer "Run & Walk 'n' Roll-A-Thon" on Sept. 5 in Moorhead.

Swift is scheduled to play a concert at the Fargodome the next day, Sept. 6.

KFGO and sister stations Froggy 99.9 and Y-94 are teaming up to promote the video and, hopefully, convince Swift to attend CCRI's walk.

Froggy program director Shawn Reed is telling listeners to use Twitter to attract Swift's attention. She is an active Twitter user and often responds to her fans' message using the social media.

 Taylor Swift has more than 32 million followers on Twitter.

Swift's Twitter handle is @TaylorSwift13. Reed says Twitter users should use the hashtag #Taylor2CCRI at the end of any tweets directed at Swift. That will hopefully make the campaign "trend" on Twitter and attract international attention. Swift has more than 32 million followers on Twitter. 

We have reached out to Taylor's people and invited her to the CCRI event, but we need YOUR help. We're encouraging you (the listeners) to record a short video appeal for Taylor Swift to come to the CCRI walk Thursday,  Sept. 5, then tweet to @TaylorSwift13 with the hashtag #Taylor2CCRI  If you can't tweet a video at least tweet to @TaylorSwift13 with the hashtag #Taylor2CCRI 

You can learn more about CCRI by clicking on this link .

You can learn more about the "Run & Walk 'n' Roll-A-Thon" by clicking here .

(Mike McFeely is a talk-show host on KFGO-AM in Fargo, N.D. He can be reached at mike.mcfeely@mwcradio.com. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcFeelyKFGO.)