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About Six Degrees: A Message from Kevin Bacon

Sep. 27 2010, Updated 6:26 a.m. ET

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You've probably heard of the Six Degrees concept. You’ve probably played it with your friends. Now, the real Kevin Bacon is using this game for good. Here’s what the actor/musician and now philanthropist has to say:

“Any one person (including me, Kevin Bacon) is connected to any other person through six or fewer relationships, because it's a small world. SixDegrees.org is about using this idea to accomplish something good. It's social networking with a social conscience.

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Through this web site, you can support your favorite charities by donating or creating fundraising badges — as well as check out the favorite causes of other people, including celebrities.  You can also pay it forward with Good Cards® - gift cards for charity that can be redeemed as a donation to more than 1 million charities.

www.SixDegrees.org was started with the nonprofit Network For Good in January 2007, more than 10 years after the game, "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" made the rounds of college campuses and lived on to be a shorthand term for the small world phenomenon.”

Again , the website is SixDegrees.org.

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