By: Jenny B. Davis
If you live in Texas, and especially Fort Worth, Texas, you know a GREAT steak from a not so good steak. Fort Worth has some of the very BEST steak houses in the country. I could laundry list them all for you, but I'm going to talk about just one right now. Bob's Steak & Chop House located in the Omni Hotel. Mmmm, mmmm, my mouth is already watering. Is yours?
Well let me tell you about a very special SOLD OUT event THIS Sunday night. The Great Epilepsy Steakout, honoring Cook Children's Health Care System, in memory of Rob Trice Blakewell. We attended this last year and had the best time. Food was AMAZING, the company and people were AWESOME, and the auction was GREAT! If we weren't out of town this weekend, this would be the party you'd find us at. For more details about this event, click HERE!
The Great Steakout raises money to help support the following:
• Changes lives and provides daily miracles for people with epilepsy
• 86% of funds go directly to programs and services provided by the Epilepsy Foundation Texas
• Camp: Life changing experiences; campers learn to manage their epilepsy and medications; given hope
• Education: Launched school nurse training initiative to train 25,000 school nurses nationwide
• Clinic: Over $1.2 million in prescription medications distributed through patient assistant program
BUT, since we will be out of town, I happen to have TWO TICKETS for a steak dinner THIS SUNDAY NIGHT at Bob's. You can win these coveted little muthas by leaving a comment below AND sharing this post on Facebook. The lucky winner will be drawn late Friday afternoon.
Some of you might be wondering WHO IS ROB BLAKEWELL? Well, Rob was a dear friend of ours who passed away several years ago from an epileptic seizure. He was an amazing guy of integrity and loyalty and he would give the clothes right off his back to help anyone in need.
Here's a pic of Bob his father, Rob (sporting sexy blue kicks) and Scott his brother. Second pic is Mr. Blakewell teaching Rob about the laws of child labor.
AND, his family just so happens to be 3rd generational owners of RED CARPET CAR WASH! Yes, family owned and operated for over 45 years. We all know and LOVE that awesome car wash right off Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Rob expanded the family business to include express detail, lube center and state inspections. His business philosophy was to give people a quality product in a timely manner. His motto of life was "let's do this deal!" Red Carpet's belief is to make a positive difference in our community (and the world!).
Speaking of LOVE...not that you want to read about throw up and steaks in the same story...but a few years back, right after my hub surprised me with a new car, my little one BARFED all over the front seat (into the seat holes), carpet and dash. I took the car strait to Red Carpet, chunks and all (soooo embarrassing telling and showing the guy that mess). A couple of hours later and a yogurt from next door, it smelled and looked cleaner than that showroom floor scent that we all love. Red Carpet is definitely our goto car wash in town!
So, in Memory of Rob Blakewell and The Epilepsy Foundation of Texas, on October 19-21 (this Friday, Saturday & Sunday ONLY) Red Carpet Car wash will give $2 off per wash when a customer says "SoFortWorthIt" to the cashier at time of payment. AND, on these same days, Red Carpet and the Blakewell family will donate $1 per wash to The Epilepsy Foundation of Texas. BUT ONLY IF YOU MENTION "SoFortWorthIt" to the cashier at time of payment. Capeesh?
In concluding with this post, have a great weekend and good luck in the drawing, and here are some CRAZY INSANE Epilepsy Facts:
• FACT 1: Epilepsy is as common as breast cancer and takes as many lives each year
• FACT 2: Epilepsy is the most common neurological condition in children and the third most common in adults after Alzheimer’s disease and stroke
• FACT 3: Epilepsy affects as many people as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease combined.
• FACT 4: Epilepsy is a complex neurological condition that affects over 3 million Americans with 200,000 new cases diagnosed each year.
• FACT 5: Between 48,000 and 169,000 soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are expected to develop post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) as a consequence of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) they sustained in combat.
• FACT 6: The Institute of Medicine recently concluded that 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime.
By: Jenny B. Davis