Just Ask in the News!!!

Thank you, Kim Hogstrom, for a very wonderful article about Reggie W. Bibbs, neurofibromatosis and the Just Ask Foundation! It was beautifully written, sensitive and very, very positive!

I would also like to thank the editor of The Leader, Jonathan Garris, for giving it such prominent placement on the front page!

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IMG_9621Man, you have no idea how long Reggie and I have waited for this moment where we can finally say, “The Just Ask Bus is ready to roll!”

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of John Coleman, at Auto Upholstery by Coleman in Houston, we have a totally new interior with seats, cabinets and everything! I can’t tell you how proud I am to have our new bus represent the Just Ask Foundation as we raise awareness of neurofibromatosis throughout the United States and Canada!

We are so grateful to all of our friends who donated their time and money to make this bus a reality! Of course, we’re broke now but very happy! Thank you all for your nonstop support!!! Onward and upward!

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The Winner!
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The Undies!
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The Start!

The Just Ask World Tour descended on Downtown Houston today to witness the first ever Cupid’s Undies Run in the Bayou City!

VIDEO OF THE START

Reggie and I had no idea what to expect but what we witnessed just blew us away!

Try to imagine 350 half-naked runners taking to the streets of Houston in celebration of their fundraising for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

350 of the nicest, most kind-hearted people in the world who not only ran in their undies to raise awareness of and money for neurofibromatosis, the same disorder that Reggie has. Money raised during the Run will help fund clinical trials, discover better treatments and hopefully find a cure!

CHANNEL 13 PHOTOS

Reggie and I had the pleasure of hanging our with the organizers of Houston’s first race and, I got to tell you, we had a blast!

VIDEO OF THE AWARDS

I’ll write more later but, right now, I’m more interested in uploading the photos and videos to Reggie’s Flickr account. Watch for the links here!

PHOTOS

HOUSTON CHRONICLE PHOTOS

http://m.chron.com/entertainment/slideshow/Cupid-s-Undies-Run-Houston-2015-103274/photo-7526613.php

 

 

Reggie Bibbs of the Just Ask Foundation
Reggie Bibbs playing innocent like he wasn’t responsible for eating all those chili samples in front of him. You could have saved some for the rest of us!

The Just Ask Tour rolled into the Cottonwood Restaurant in Houston, TX today to help support one of our biggest supporters, the Pysch Ward Sirens and the Houston Roller Derby!

Today, Reggie and I sampled some of the best chili in the history of Psych Ward Sirens Annual Chili Cook-Off!

It was so great seeing our old friends and meeting new ones! One of the great things about driving around the country promoting awareness of neurofibromatosis is meeting all of the wonderful, compassionate people who come up to just ask us about NF.

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It was so nice to see former skater and new mom, Laurentina Marquardt at the cook-off with her two-month old baby! Congratulations!!!

 

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Had a lot of fun with the guys at the Derby Brothers Booth! We didn’t stay till the end but it would be my guess that these guys won again, for like the sixth straight year!

 

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Our best buddy, Misty “Mistilla the Killa” Moody was there to greet us and talk for a bit! Mistilla is one of the original founding members of the Houston Roller Derby.
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Goldiblox and Sick Nick!

 

 

 

 

 

 

new Just Ask ad promoting neurofibromatosis awareness
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In preparation for our Just Ask World Tour promoting awareness of neurofibromatosis, we are preparing special ads that we will send to the newspapers of the cities we are about to visit to see if they would run them as a Public Service Announcement (meaning for FREE!) while we are in town or afterward as a reminder or before as a teaser.

We have a bunch of really cool headlines but this is, by far, my favorite!

If anyone would like copies of the ads to try to get your local newspapers to run them, I would be happy to supply the files. Like Reggie says, Just Ask!

 

For more medical type definition of neurofibromatosis, I like the Mayo Clinic description best: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/neurofibromatosis/basics/definition/con-20027728

imageToday, Reggie and I went to Saltgrass Steak House, in Meyerland Center, and were treated like visiting Royalty! There were at least 20 people waiting but they seated us immediately!

The Meyerland Saltgrass has always been one of our favorite restaurants in Houston because they are just great…fun, caring people who are super attentive and go above and beyond in making you feel at home!

Our waitress today was Caitlyn who was just terrific! Thank you, everyone! And the food was outstanding, too!

The guys came over to welcome Reggie back to town after hangin’ with his NF brethren in San Diego and Los Angeles.

It’s always great to see old friends like Mark Sansouci, William Hughes, John Person, Hayden West, Laura Wood, Mina Hughes and Matt Jones.

It’s been a while since we’ve done a Music Night and all agreed, it was long overdue! The boys and Laura were in fine form tonight.

 

 

Welcome to JustAskFoundation.org! Well, you got to hand it to Reggie, he knows where all the great parties are with the best food and drink and the best people! He couldn’t have done any better than Sunday Night when he ventured over to his friend’s house, world renowned photographer Greg Gorman’s Hollywood digs! gormanphotography.com I hope they mentioned neurofibromatosis in between all this other stuff! And Rick Moors from The Bonedaddys showed up which is always a fun thing!

Greg Gorman and Reggie Bibbs toasting the Just Ask World Tour atop Greg's Killer Terrace Patio.
Greg Gorman and Reggie Bibbs toasting the Just Ask World Tour atop Greg’s Killer Terrace Patio.
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Greg Gorman cooking up something in his fabulous kitchen that Reggie would steal in a minute if he could!
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Rick Moors of The Bonedaddys, Greg Gorman, Just Ask Founder Reggie Bibbs, and a dog.
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The dog is looking for his 15 minutes apparently. Either that or Reggie stole his chew toy, again.
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Another shot of Greg and Reggie discussing the issues of the day on Greg’s patio! What a view!
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Lisa Lazarro Dickson, Rick Moors and Reggie Bibbs planning something sinister in Greg’s dining room.

 

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Reggie Bibbs and Kevin Nealon

Our fearless leader, Reggie W Bibbs, and some guy in a ball cap that looks a lot like the famous comedian from Saturday Night Live and Weeds, Kevin Nealon, catching up on old times! Kevin is a super supporter of the Just Ask Foundation, awareness of neurofibromatosis, and Reggie and even has a link to Reggie’s site on his homepage, kevinnealon.com.

It’s not uncommon for Kevin to call or text Reggie from the road just to see how he was doing. He’s a great guy! Reggie first met Kevin and his wife Susan after a show in Manhattan Beach when Reggie and friend, Scott Dickson, went to the show. After the show, Kevin came out to meet Reggie and Scott. They had such a good talk, Kevin went backstage and brought his wife, Susan, to meet Reggie.

Sorry, Scott, but apparently you didn’t make as big an impression.

Reggie presented a Just Ask t-shirt to both Susan and Kevin and a beautiful friendship arose.

Now, whenever Kevin comes to Houston for a show, there are usually 8 passes at Will Call waiting for us. One year, he wore his Just Ask shirt during his comedy routine. But what’s really cool is hanging out with Kevin before and after the show.

Kevin Nealon is, quite possibly, the nicest person on Planet Earth. And we are so appreciated of his friendship!

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Reggie Bibbs, Kevin Nealon, Scott Dickson and Lisa Dickson.
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Reggie and Kevin say adios till next time, maybe in May during NF Awareness Month.
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Kevin showing Reggie something interesting on his phone but Reggie won’t talk.
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Kevin and Reggie solving the world’s problems at the Beech Street Cafe!