We interrupt your regularly-scheduled program with an important announcement.
That's right folks. This February, I'm competing in Deepher Dude 2018 at Drexel University on behalf of my chapter of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity. As you all already know because you're avid followers of my social media, I'm wicked pumped. Allow me to answer a few questions that some fans have already been asking.
What is Deepher Dude?
Deepher Dude is a male pageant hosted by Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority that raises money for their national philanthropy, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. When the Foundation was established in 1955, children with CF rarely lived long enough to attend elementary school. Due in large part to the Foundation's aggressive investments in innovative research and comprehensive care, many people with the disease are now living into their 30s, 40s and beyond. Deepher Dude competitors will compete in a variety of live events such as a talent show and a formalwear runway walk and will also host numerous fundraising events throughout the winter to raise money for the CFF.
How can I help?
Great question. There are plenty of ways you can contribute and help me make a difference. You can donate directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation here. Otherwise, as a competitor in Deepher Dude, I will have my own personal site where you can donate in my name so that my team gets credit toward the competition. When my donation site goes live I will post a link here. You can also share this post with family and friends and ensure that you're spreading awareness and encouraging others to educate themselves on what exactly CF is and how we can all help.
How can I stay in the loop?
I will be posting regular updates on my progress in the competition right here on my personal blog and each of my social media platforms (links below). Feel free to check back in every once in a while to see how I'm preparing for the competition and what types of fundraisers I'm planning. You can find a list of all my philanthropy events on my Events page. I will also be launching a Youtube series on my Youtube Channel to document my progress in real time.
Thanks for reading, you'll hear from me soon!