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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Help The Sean Costello Memorial Fund Win A Pepsi Refresh Grant


For Immediate Release
January 3, 2011
Contact: Debbie Costello Smith

DATE:     January 3, 2011 - January 31, 2011 
WHO:      Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research

Due to placing in the top 100 in the month of December, The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research's MOJO Project is in the running again for a $50,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project. The Sean Costello Memorial Fund has been chosen to compete starting January 3.  Winners are decided by total votes with the top 10 entrants receiving the grants entered.

As one of the organizations with the top votes, the Fund will develop and implement The Mojo Project: an internet and mobile based application to monitor sleep patterns. Sleep deprivation is known to be a trigger for mania. Mania can lead to reckless and often dangerous behavior. The Mojo Project is a joint effort of two of the Fund's scientific advisors from Berkeley and the Swinburne University of TechnologyMelbourne, Australia.

Supporters can vote 3 times a day, once from each of the following sources: 

2. Facebook:                            
3. Texting: 104661 to Pepsi (73774) *

The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research was founded after the death of Sean on the eve of his 28th birthday. Its mission includes researching the connection between creativity and bipolar disorder, reducing the stigma of bipolar disorder and supporting resources for musicians who are bipolar. For more information, please visit .  The Fund is recognized as the only organization focused on creativity and bipolar disorder.

Vote for The Mojo Project three times a day, every day this January. To learn more please  For more information, contact Debbie Costello Smith at, or at 404-310-4514.

*Pepsi does not charge for the text and you will not receive any spam from your emails.

*If The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research wins the Pepsi Refresh Project, everyone who registers for a daily email reminder at will be entered to win an iPad. Pepsi does not charge for texts; normal text rates apply. Pepsi does not collect email addresses for marketing purposes.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for your support.

This would have been a valuable tool for Sean which could have helped him understand his moods and disease.

Debbie Costello Smith (Sean's Mom)

Blues Historian said...

Thanks Debbie.

I have had two fellow bandmates who were bipolar. Unfortunately one is no longer with us, but the other I have sent him information about your project. Please keep me informed, so I can pass on the latest information him and to my readers.

Tom Gary