Since getting involved in the music scene I didn’t intentionally decide to bring awareness about Muscular Dystrophy and other Neuromuscular disorders to the scene. It just happened as people got to know my brother Jay Scorpion and myself. It then turned into Rock Against Dystrophy which is growing more and more since its first show in May of 2009.
But there still needs to be more awareness going on. And thanks to an item in the April box from Loot Crate I’ve got my idea to raise awareness. And it was mom’s idea.
The item was a bow tie. Mom joked about me wearing it and as I began thinking about where I would wear it an idea was born. Effective immediately I will wear a bow tie everywhere I go; concerts, shopping, appointments, etc, as well as whenever I’m on camera in my own home. Like my occasional YouTube videos. And I’m calling it Turbo’s Ties and for social media purposes it’ll be #TurbosTies.
Because the bow tie will be completely out of place in my usual wardrobe my hope is people will ask about why I’m wearing a bow tie and ask. Which will allow me to bring awareness to them about Muscular Dystrophy, my fundraising efforts through Rock Against Dystrophy, and about the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
And YOU can be part of it as well in one, or all, of the following ways.
First, you can wear a bow tie when out and about and spread awareness of Muscular Dystrophy. As well as photo yourself and share it with the world with #TurbosTies.
Second, send me a bow tie to wear. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Turbo’s Ties” and I’ll reply with a mailing address for you send me a bow tie and I’ll wear it out. I’ll even take a photo when I first get your bow tie of myself trying it on and share it on social media and send you a sign photo as a thank you.
Lastly, you can make a donation to either Rock Against Dystrophy or the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Even a $1 donation is good cause that could be the difference in finding a cure.
Again, you can do one of the above or all. So let’s bring awareness about Muscular Dystrophy and Neuromuscular disorders to the world one bow tie at a time and watch out for Turbo’s Ties.