DGW – Know About IT!

26 Sep

I first got to meet Darius when he and 11 of his friends were collecting change in jars from local Athens businesses to raise money to make a documentary about their trip across the US to see MTV to get his wheelchair pimped.  They wanted to raise awareness about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and raise money to do research to find a cure.  At that time, dropping in my $2 in change, I had no idea how inspirational his story would be.  I got to see the process of the making of the movie and I got to see it finally premier through working at UGA’s Institute on Human Development & Disability, a non-profit that gave support and sponsorship to the documentary.  I am forever grateful for getting to have that experience and getting to see Darius’ story and what is has inspired in people and organizations across the nation.  They are having an exciting weekend and you can be a part of it!

The big day is this Sunday, September 27, and we hope you’ll party with us…wherever you are. “Big D” and some of the crew will be celebrating in New York City (one of his favorite places on the planet), and he’ll be in the media spotlight big time…

Darius gets two early birthday presents on Saturday morning, when he will make an appearance on: The CBS Early Show(Check your local listings). That will be followed by an encore appearance on CNN Newsroom (with Fredericka Whitfield) atNoon (EST). In this follow-up piece, MTV’s Vice President of Public Affairs, Jason Rzepka, will discuss why MTV decided to broadcast the film.

All of this leads up to the biggest celebration of all on Sunday: the world television premiere of Darius Goes West on MTV!

Yep, the very network that so many DGW supporters have viewed as “villanous” has stepped up to the plate in a huge way. They will host the world television premiere of Darius Goes West on both MTV2 and mtvU on D’s birthday. Here are broadcast details…

* MTV2: Sunday, September 27 at noon (EST)

* mtvU: Sunday, September 27 at 6:00 PM (EST)

Darius and a few DGW crew members will be in the Big Apple for his 20th, but if you live in or around his hometown of Athens, GA, we hope you’ll head to Harry’s Pig Shop (Homewood Hills Shopping Center) at noon to watch the world television premiere of Darius Goes West on the big screen. Several DGW crew members will be there, and Goslabi green banana pudding will be on the menu!

One Response to “DGW – Know About IT!”

  1. Face October 15, 2009 at 3:17 am #

    Hey! Already loving your blog so far. I remember reading about Darius in the R&B when I was there- fantastic!

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