Internationally Known Author and Motivational
Speaker on Disabilities, Glenda Watson Hyatt,
to Climb Art Museum Steps, Rocky-Style,
with Help from Wish Upon A Hero and
The Original ‘Rocky,’ Chuck Wepner
WHAT: Glenda Watson Hyatt, an author and blogger who has cerebral palsy, will fulfill a dream on her bucket list by climbing the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art with the assistance of Wish Upon a Hero and Chuck Wepner, boxing champ and inspiration for the Rocky films, and the inspiration for the Rocky Films and 30 caped volunteers, a five-piece jazz band and a Rocky impersonator.
WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 2012
9:30 – 10:30am (eastern time zone
10am climb up steps begins
WHERE: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Steps
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
WHO: Glenda Watson Hyatt – author, blogger
Dave Girgenti, founder, Wish Upon a Hero
Chuck Wepner, boxing champ and heavyweight contender who went the distance 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali
30 Caped volunteers
CONTACT: Carol Lunger, Star Group Public Relations
Glenda Watson Hyatt, author of I’ll Do It Myself, and known as the ‘Left Thumb Blogger,’ has cerebral palsy. She has dreamed of climbing the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art just as Sylvester Stallone did in the movie Rocky. Summiting the steps has become symbolic of overcoming obstacles of all kinds. For Glenda, who is unable to walk without support, the climb will be a mental AND physical accomplishment.
Glenda here: I am totally blown away by the response I have received since I voiced, “I would like to climb those steps.” I didn’t have a clear reason for wanting to do it; other than “because I can, with help,” and “Why not?”
The response, particularly from the team at Wish Upon A Hero, has been way more than I could have ever imagined. A five-piece jazz band?! And…a boxing champion who went the distance with Mohammed Ali! I never would have dreamed that.
I am really excited about Saturday and I imagine many, many photos and videos will be taken and will be shared soon afterwards. For those on Twitter, the official hashtag for this event is #RockyWish.
If you are not able to join us in Philly on Saturday, I still hope you will experience the spirit of Rocky Balboa. I challenge you to go try something new, something different. It doesn’t matter what it is; big or small, it doesn’t matter. Share your “Rocky” moment in a comment below, in a blog post with a link back, in a tweet using the hashtag #RockySpirit, or whatever.
After returning from Pittsburgh (after Philadelphia), I’ll be enjoying a much needed staycation until August 15th. I’d love to come back to a barrage of comments, posts and tweets about your experiences.
Go grab life by the…gloves!If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a cafe mocha. Thanks kindly.