Thrill The World: Halloween Comes Early for Charity
It became an annual event a few years before Michael Jackson died, but the international 'Thrill the World' day can count his death as one reason why 25,000 people participated in the Zombie festival on Saturday October 23rd.
Halloween came early across the world as participants covered in fake blood danced their way across their home towns. From Sydney to Seattle, groups of Thriller enthusiasts gathered to excite and undoubtedly scare the local public.
According to official Thrill the World figures, in 2009 participants across the globe broke the world record for the “Largest Simultaneous Thriller Dance” (multiple locations), with 22,596 people in 264 cities from 33 countries dancing to the hit single at the same time.
Yet its not all merely for fun. While data from the 2010 event is yet to be released, last year over $100,000 was raised in sponsorship for various charities and causes. In total, 80 charities and not-for-profit organizations benefited from the money and awareness raised.