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A place to talk about NF, have fun and share.

It’s time for Doodle Day USA benefitting neurofibromatosis!

Reggie Bibbs

SEE ALL CELEBRITY DOODLES AT DOODLE DAY USA

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.

Mari Garcia

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Gillian Andersen Website

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April 26, 2009 Posted by | Fundraising, neurofibromatosis | , | 40 Comments

ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT TO BID ON YOUR FAVORITE DOODLE BENEFITTING NF!!!

Hi Reggie and Lou,

NF, Inc. has updated the front page of their website to promote the auction with the autographed photo of Dr. Riccardi wearing your Just Ask t-shirt! 🙂 They have also included a link to your website. By the way, the auction is proceeding VERY nicely. Thanks SOOO much again for ALL your fantastic help and support!

Mari

May 14, 2008 Posted by | neurofibromatosis | , , , , , | 76 Comments

Celebrities, artists, designers and friends in middle of doodling frenzy for neurofibromatosis!!!

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g-reggie-bibbs.jpgLou and I are in the middle of what I thought would be a very difficult task: asking celebrities, artists and friends to draw a doodle for National Doodle Day benefiting NF!

Well, I’m happy to say it was very easy thanks to some very special friends! With the help of some special people who want a cure for NF as much as I do, friends from all over the country whipped out their writing instruments and doodled for NF. Some of them you may know like Sugar Ray Leonard. (SEE DOODLE ABOVE LEFT)

Somee-lou-congelio-_1.jpg are friends of my friend, Lou. A big thank you to Lou and all of you who played anf.jpg big part in this effort to Knock Out NF Once and for all. Take time to see all the doodles on my photo page and go the National NF Doodle Day website!

All doodles will be posted shortly onto ebay where you will be able to bid on your favorite NF doodle!!!

Bid high, soon and often and do your part to help raise money for NF.

Doodlers include Sugar Ray Leonard; designer Andy Dearwater; artist/gallery owner Dan Allison, stamp art artist Kim White; printmaking professor Peter Massing, illustrator Matt Loftiss; America’s Greatest Artists, The Art Guys; writers Lou Congelio and Matt Walsh; Lou’s daughter, Elena Congelio; yours truly, Reggie Bibbs; STANANDLOU’s Kate Wiggins and Rhea Diaz; and my nephew, Jordan Walker.

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March 17, 2008 Posted by | Awareness, Friends, Fun, neurofibromatosis, nf | , , , , , , , | 152 Comments