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Actor Peter Facinelli is putting his Twitter account to work. The Twilight star is twittering to inform his many followers about the importance of charity.

In June, Facinelli made a bet with his friend, Rob DeFranco: If Facinelli could secure 500,000 Twitter followers; he would get a $10,000 donation and the opportunity to see a bikini clad DeFranco run down Hollywood Boulevard. Facinelli won the bet and with the aid of a friend from Affliction Clothing, donated $10,000 to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

Facinelli attributes his charitable success to the power of Twitter. He affirms “[Twitter]… is a very powerful tool… All these people came together on Twitter for this silly, little thing, but imagine what we could do if we come together for something even more powerful.”

Other charities championed by Facinelli include OmniPeace and Raise Hope for Congo. The Fastlane star hopes to continue using Twitter and his celebrity status to spread the importance of charity awareness, while promoting the power of unity.

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