Not quite a gadget, but it’s worth stretching a bit to support a great cause. Designhergals.com has come up with a very clever way to raise money for breast cancer patients and their families…a virtual cross-country walk! Users can create a look-alike avatar that walks from virtual Harvard Square in Boston, MA, and travels all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, visiting 29 cities along the way.
The event occurs between October 1-31 and “walkers” can sign up at any time for $5. Participants are encouraged to log in and view the change of scenery as they “cross” the country or chat with other people along the way. With the goal of raising $250,000, many celebrities have already endorsed the product with their likeness…no word on Elvis sightings as yet!
Links: Design-her Gals Website, 2008 Gal to Gal Walk Press Release, Gal to Gal Virtual Walking Website