September 22, 2011

Drum Roll Please . . .

IMG_2060If you guessed that the two celebrity members I gave you a hint about from Team CureDuchenne were Daryl “Moose” Johnston and Rahib “Rocket” Ismail – you were right!

This day has been a strange, Twilight zone experience as I tweeted earlier today live from the event. First of all, I got up at the crack of dawn and left my house by 6:30 a.m. Not normal, ever. And I’m definitely not ever excited about it.

I drove an hour across town and walked into the largest manufacturing plant I’ve ever been in. It’s the GM plant that produces every Escalade that is ever made! And the cool thing was that we were able to roll out of the plant in a brand new Escalade straight off the assembly line.

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The driver? Rocket Ismail! Seriously . . .
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Here we are – the four of us that rode together (L to R) Rocket Ismail, Debra Miller – founder of CureDuchenne, Me and Ross – our Cadillac escort, he’s an executive with the company.

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This is my favorite picture of my team – Team CureDuchenne. Aren’t they a good looking bunch? I sure think so. (L to R) Rocket Ismail, Debra Miller, Daryl “Moose” Johnston, Dan Pastorini.

We spent the next few hours at a press conference rolling out the Team Escalade Texas competition. One month, six charities, nineteen athletes . . . a whole host of bloggers – whichever charity gets the most votes on the Team Escalade Texas site will receive an additional $150,000.

You can vote for Team CureDuchenne once a day every day on Facebook. Please do that and share the site with your friends and encourage them to share it with their friends. This is a very worthy cause and I want to do my best to help them do well in this competition.

I’ll continue to share with you, but wanted you to have a little glimpse into my CRAZY busy morning.

MelissaStuff is working with Team Escalade Texas to help promote this competition and the various charities involved courtesy of Cadillac.