Relay For Life Hits the Web

Local Social media sensations “Sam and Colby” turn their mobile spotlight on a worthy cause this Friday night at the “Relay for Life” cancer awareness marathon at Johnson County Community College. Sam Golbach and Colby Brock, both Juniors at Blue Valley High School, publish daily videos on the internet video-sharing site “Vine.” Over the last 30 days, they have been in the top 300 trending “Viners” of the 40+ million users, and are rising fast. Sam and Colby explain, “Most of our videos are humorous and relatable to kids our age, however, after hearing Josh Ochs (a national social media speaker) we have decided to use our Vine page for something more meaningful.” They intend to use their newfound local fame to promote worthy causes and diversify their usual posts with constructive messages. The Relay for Life committee has asked them to organize a video session as part of the all night agenda. The duo plans to use the crowd of over 1,000 high school students to produce a lively, entertaining piece to support the fight against cancer. Sam says, “We plan to get the whole crowd to participate in a chant in order to spread the word all over the Vine community.” Colby adds, “Both Sam and I have both lost grandparents to cancer so this cause has a big meaning in both of our lives and we are trying to encourage people to fight back against cancer.”

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