I recently dared some friends to do things they’ve never done before for a cause. It was daring, it was risky, just a little crazy, and I just want to say publicly BRAVO for stepping outside your comfort zone with me. You sang, you danced, you entertained, and we raised thousands of dollars for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
As my KYW CBS 3 friend, Jim Donovan, says “Colitis Excites Us.” Believe me. I personally know how awful this disease is but sometimes, it really just does help to laugh a little.
Here’s a little sample of our bad singing.
It was all in good fun to That’s Entertainment. “…Now, please understand we don’t mean to be crass, but Colitis and Crohn’s are a pain in the ass!!” (Thank you, Susan Moses, for those original and dare I say delightful lyrics.)
Jim, I will bad sing with you anywhere. I’m so grateful you emceed the Golden Gut Awards last week for 475 people at the Please Touch Museum with such style and humor.
Bless you, all!!!
WHYY’s Jennifer Lynn sang and danced, NBC10’s Glenn Hurricane Schwartz serenaded his wife, and Fox 29’s Karen Hepp took over the dance floor and won the show. You just can’t ask more of your friends than to get up in front of a crowd and publicly do what you might normally do in the shower. (You know what I mean.)
Celebrity judges iHeartMedia’s Loraine Ballard Morrill, Inquirer columnist Jenice Armstrong, and Main Line “Hat Lady” realtor Michelle Leonard were the perfect celebrity judges. I would cast you again and again. Take this show national?
6ABC’s Katie Katro glamorously worked our red carpet and NBC10s Rosemary Connors was our elegant auctioneer assistant. I love you all for being so giving with your time and talent.
I couldn’t have done it without you!
Friends and Daresters from near and far; thank you so much for your support: Karen, Tina, Jennifer, Laura, Candace, Kelly, Andrea, Allie, Jill, Joy, Rose, Marsha, and Steve.
It’s not a party unless you are there. Adore you all.
Klein College of Media and Communication students and colleagues were in the house from Temple University. Big hug to you for giving your time and support especially the “career kids” volunteering.
But most of all, dear family, it just meant everything to be together.
We are so spread out in Florida, New York, and Georgia. To have you together even for this one night was most important as we try to stop a disease we know so well in our family.
Mom, you inspire me to live the most daring life adventure possible despite our shared “no large intestine” fate.
My sisters Terri and Linda, I’m so grateful you made the journey so we could be together. Sisters for life.
Cousins and nieces Anna, Emily, Ashley, and all significant others, I was just so happy to have you join us.
To my husband Phil and my daughter Alexa, I’m so grateful just to be alive and share a life with you. I am the luckiest person. I truly am. Thank you for saying yes to all my crazy, all the dares, all the memories we get to share, past, present future.
I was in great company!
To fellow honorees Jill Weitz and family and Dr. Andrew Grossman, it was a privilege to share the night with you, truly. Thank you for all you do for CCF.
We were daring.
We done dood it. We shared the dare.
And I promise not to sing in public for another ten years.