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Check out the NF doodles on ebay and bid on them!

Doodle Day 2010 is here!!

Hooray!  It’s National Doodle Day!  The eBay auction to benefit NF, Inc. begins today, May 13th, at 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 10pm GMT.  We have an awesome combination of celebrity Doodlers and superb artists, illustrators, cartoonists and caricaturists for a total of 161 Doodles!

Before the auction begins, view the Doodles alphabetically or by category at www.doodledayusa.org/gallery/v/2010/.

Once the auction begins, you can go straight to eBay and search on seller nfinccharity or you can click on the eBay link at www.doodledayusa.org.

Hi Reggie,

The doodle auction started about an hour and a half ago!

I have made links that go directly to your auction page as well as the auction pages of Kevin Nealon, Sarah Silverman, and Sugar Ray Leonard.

Reggie Bibbs

Sarah Silverman #1

Sarah Silverman #2

Kevin Nealon

Sugar Ray Leonard #1

Sugar Ray Leonard #2

And this is the link to NF, Inc.’s eBay page with all the doodles

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!  🙂

Mari

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Reggie’s Doodle Day USA Doodle

(Reprinted from Doodle Day USA website.)

Reggie Bibbs is a highly inspirational man living in Houston, Texas. He was born with neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disease which causes him to develop tumors on his body. NF can be a subtle disease, but in Reggie’s case it has left him with a disfigured face. After years of public frustration, he launched a unique one-man campaign to call attention to this disease.

“I have neurofibromatosis. It’s a disorder that causes tumors to grow along my nervous system. In my case, it’s fairly disfiguring. When I would go out in public, people would stare or, worse, walk away. So I came up with an idea for a t-shirt and the rest, as they say, is history.”

With the help of a friend at a local advertising agency, Reggie Bibbs created a t-shirt that would invite people to come up and talk to him about his disorder. “I figured the more they knew about my disease, the more they would understand me.”

“When Reggie called me with the idea for a t-shirt that read, ‘Just Ask’, I literally had tears in my eyes, said long-time friend Lou Congelio, president of STANANDLOU Advertising. The idea was so simple and so powerful that I immediately offered him a position in the company.”

The t-shirt features on the front an abstract outline of Reggie’s face and, on the back, large type that simply says,’JUST ASK!’. Also included on the back is the url for Reggie’s website, www.reggiebibbs.com.

Today, Reggie is also on MySpace and Facebook and has an online store on his website. He’s been interviewed by Wikinews too.

Earlier this year, STANANDLOU and Reggie won 2 Gold ADDY Awards, one silver ADDY, and a Special Judges Award for Public Service Adversiting for their new “Just Ask” ads!

Reggie said, “I am thankful that the work here on the Just Ask campaign is getting noticed. More people will learn about NF as we keep pushing forward. Thank you all for supporting the site with your visits.”

On April 14, 2009, the Just Ask Foundation became exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.

To learn more about NF and Reggie, visit Reggie’s award-winning website and join him and his friends at the Neurofibromatosis Cafe.

Reggie’s Doodle

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Reggie Bibbs is “Beautiful!”


Our friends William Hughes and Matt Jones produced this amazing video to honor Reggie and to help him in his effort to increase awareness of neurofibromatosis. Well done, guys!

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Neurofibromatosis Event, “Walk With Grace”, May 8th, 2010, Grand Rapids, Michigan

I was invited for the second time to attend the Walk With Grace event for the Neurofibromatosis Support Group of West Michigan.  I’m thankful to be included.   I will be a guest at the home of my friends, Debbi and Matt Hanlon.  I’m looking forward to the visit and seeing the Hanlon family once again and their beautiful daughter, Grace, as they are very nice people who really care about raising awareness of NF.

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The Neurofibromatosis Support Group of West Michigan was founded in January, 1985 by Sue deGroot, MSW, a social worker at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. Of the 45 people who attended the first meeting, most had little or no information about NF or were misinformed. Nearly everyone thought neurofibromatosis was a rare disease, and theirs was the only family they knew affected by it. Today we know that NF affects one in every 3-4000 births and is the most common genetic disorder affecting the nervous system.

The support group was turned over to the members in 1986. It continues to meet several times a year,

usually at the Blodgett Campus of Spectrum Health. Families come to meetings from Kalamazoo, Holland, Muskegon and parts in between, as well as from Grand Rapids. Meetings usually feature a speaker on a topic related to NF and ample time to meet people with similar concerns. The annual picnic (last Sunday in July) and Christmas Party (first Saturday in December) are both popular events.

Educational materials are provided free to NF individuals and families and to their physicians, teachers, social workers, etc. Newsletters and email messages keep the membership informed of group activities, research developments, available services, and more. In 2004 the newsletter is reaching nearly 800 households and 400 professionals. The support group is particularly proud of the NF Clinic which opened at Blodgett in 1989 – the only NF Clinic on the west side of Michigan.

It is extremely stressful, even frightening, to have a family member diagnosed with a genetic disorder. The support group wants every person and family affected by neurofibromatosis to have somewhere to call for information and someone to talk to. No one should feel alone in dealing with these concerns.

The goals established for the neurofibromatosis support group in 1988 are still valid and viable in 2004. Our goals are:

1. To provide emotional support for persons affected and their families.
2. To assist NF families in getting appropriate medical care.
3. To educate ourselves and the public about NF.
4. To assist the medical community in better recognizing and diagnosing NF.
5. To encourage research through participation and, for those able, through financial contributions.

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National Doodle Day Benefitting Neurofibromatosis Awareness, Thursday, May 13, 2010

It’s that time again. National Doodle Day. This is the 3rd year that I happy to help with getting the word out about doodle day. A few of my friends, Kevin Nealon,and some of Kevin’s friends gave turned in doodles. Also my friend Sugar Ray Leonard helped again this year as well. To make sure all the information is correct, I have all the information from the website. I’m happy to do my part by passing information to you.

As part of NF Awareness month, celebrity doodles are available for auction on eBay during May. These doodles have a very important aim: the funds they raise will benefit NF, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing support to individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis (NF).

For those of you new to this website, neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that affects one in every 2,500 births. NF is more common than Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Huntington’s Disease combined. Funds raised from the Doodle Day auction will go to support education, advocacy, coalitions, and research for treatments and a cure. To learn more about NF, please visit www.nfinc.org. For more information about National Doodle Day, email  doodleday@nfinc.orgNational Doodle Day USA