Alex Sheen to Discuss the Power of a Promise at Tri-C

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Lakewood man began social movement that has spread around the world

Alex Sheen, who sparked a global social movement dedicated to making and keeping promises, will share his inspirational message from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the Western Campus of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).

The Lakewood man is the founder of because I said I would, a nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through the importance of a promise. The organization sends “promise cards” to people anywhere in the world so they can write out commitments and remember the importance of keeping their word.

Since launching in late 2012, because I said I would has distributed nearly 1.3 million promise cards to people in more than 80 countries. The cards are sent at no cost to those who request them.

The effort, which Sheen began as a tribute to his father, has generated international headlines.

Sheen will tell his motivational story during the free program in Tri-C’s Western Campus Theatre, 11000 Pleasant Valley Road in Parma. The event is sponsored by Tri-C’s Honors Program.

To reserve a seat, go to or call 216-987-5502 by Friday, April 18.