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Drive Out Bullying with MMVS

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BENEFITING: Hey UGLY, Inc.

EVENT DATE: Jul 02, 2013

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THE STORY:

THE STORY:

THE ROAD TRIP:
The MMVS team is driving to Texas on June 26, 2013!  This is a fundraising road trip for the anti-bullying organization "Hey U.G.L.Y". Our final destination, 1,600 miles away, is Coppell, TX, the home of 11 year-old Harper Gruzins who was cyber-bullied across the country last summer after singing the National Anthem at a soccer game.  Hey U.G.L.Y helps tweens and teens discover their uniqueness, inner beauty and talents to help them counter challenges such as bullying, eating disorders, violence, substance abuse, delinquency and suicide.

DONATE TODAY!  Any amount is appreciated.  Thank you!
$25 or more = DRIVE N SING REQUEST!  We will sing whatever song you want and upload a video for you from the road.
$50 = We drop your name in the song
$100 = We write a song for you!
Email your request to mymmvs@gmail.com

THE TEAM:
Melissa Mulligan (owner of MMVS: Melissa Mulligan Vocal Studio / vocal coach)
Chelsea Fuller (vocal coach)
Nicole Thompson (vocal coach) 
Nick Glogan (piano coach/ accompanist)
Mike Orent (studio assistant/ accompanist)

HARPER'S STORY
Harper Gruzins is a singer/ songwriter from Coppell, Texas. Last year, at age 11, Harper sang a rendition of the National Anthem for a soccer game in front of 20,000 people. It was not her best performance. Harper had difficulty hearing herself and was a little bit off key due to the loud background noise. The media ignored the young lady's bravery for being able to sing in front of thousands of people and quickly began scrutinizing her for her poor performance. Harper became the victim of an immense amount of cyber bullying. Through it all, Harper stayed strong. She new that music was her passion and she refused to give up because of one bad performance. 

“It wasn’t my best performance because I couldn’t hear myself and the blowhorns got me off key,” Harper told FoxNews.com. “But God allowed this to happen, so I know it’s what he wants. So I wouldn’t change it. Next time I hope there’s no blowhorns.”

Melissa Mulligan is the owner of MMVS, a vocal studio in Fairfield, CT. Melissa discovered Harper's story and was moved by her passion and determination. Melissa befriended Harper on facebook to offer support and guidance.

"The first time I Skyped with Harper I knew that she was special." recalls Mulligan.  "Then I talked with her parents for at least an additional half hour and got the chills several times.  I felt like I was meeting friends for life, like this was all meant to be."

For 6 months, now, Melissa has been doing Skype lessons with Harper, but has yet to meet her in person.

A year after Harper sang the national anthem, she has been cast in the show iShine on the KNECT channel. The show is a high energy variety show just for tweens.  Each episode talks about identity with topics such as faith, parents, modesty and friends.

THANK YOU, FROM MELISSA:

When I shared Harper's story with the MMVS community, my team became inspired to do everything they could to help fight the bullying epedemic that is plauging our country. We look forward to helping this organization, bonding with each other and singing for you during our 48 hours on the road!  Thank you for your generosity and for being a part of our amazing journey!

xoxo,

Melissa

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To This Fundraiser

$2,331

MONEY RAISED
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  • Melissa

    $50

  • Stacy

    $25

  • Judy Mulligan

    $25

  • Joe and Donna

    $25

  • Jonny G

    $52

  • Glogan Family

    $50

  • KC Cunningham

    $25

  • Sherry

    $50

  • The Pearsons

    $25

  • Devin

    $100

  • Jill

    $100

  • Linda

    $25

  • Brian and Maryann Dolzani

    $50

  • Emily & Deb

    $25

  • Wild Phil

    $20

  • Lisa

    $25

  • Cassie & Annette

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Huey Lewis and the News

    $50

  • Russ & Gail

    $25

  • Carol & Steve

    $25

  • Sheila Kreutzer

    $25

  • Erin Albert & Family

    $25

  • Kathykrismas

    $25

  • Christine Sacane

    $25

  • Emily, Megan, and Kristen

    $25

  • Jonny and Jenny G

    $54

  • Scott, Renee & Katie Hodes

    $50

  • The Berman family

    $25

  • Wild Phil

    $25

  • Aunt Tracy, Dirk, Serena and Isaac

    $25

  • Lucy and Kevin

    $25

  • Matthew and Julia DeMarte

    $25

  • Dr. Spider

    $25

  • Nick's grandma

    $25

  • Beatles @ 50

    $25

  • Studio's Mike's Parents

    $50

  • Cadoux Family

    $150

  • The Thompson's

    $25

  • Harmony4kidz

    $100

  • Grangers

    $100

  • Shalmalee

    $25

  • Jacqueline Callicoat

    $25

  • Blue

    $50

  • Lily & Emma Reed

    $50

  • Olivia Sacane

    $25

  • Pat and Dave Raff

    $50

  • Angie Wiseman

    $20

  • Hooker Creek Vineyard

    $80

  • Rockin Photog Rob

    $100

  • Angela Heather

    $30

  • John McCusker

    $25

  • Mari Lu & Vinny Luongo

    $100

  • Stefany & Gary Grossman

    $50

  • Shhhhhhy Mooney

    $25

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233% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,331 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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233% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Shhhhhhy Mooney

Shhhhhhy Mooney

DONATION: $25

Congrats on blowin' past that goal!!! 4 years ago

Stefany & Gary Grossman

Stefany & Gary Grossman

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Mari Lu & Vinny Luongo

Mari Lu & Vinny Luongo

DONATION: $100

Love you so much - and so very proud of you!!!! Congratulations and enjoy your 4th and the rest of your trip. 4 years ago

John McCusker

John McCusker

DONATION: $25

To barry 4 years ago

Angela Heather

Angela Heather

DONATION: $30

What an awesome journey you have all been on. I have LOVED following you the whole way. This is such an amazing achievement. Love to you all! xxx 4 years ago

Rockin Photog Rob

Rockin Photog Rob

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Hooker Creek Vineyard

Hooker Creek Vineyard

DONATION: $80

Great Job, Doubling your Goal! 4 years ago

Angie Wiseman

Angie Wiseman

DONATION: $20

Amazing job! 4 years ago

Pat and Dave Raff

Pat and Dave Raff

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Olivia Sacane

Olivia Sacane

DONATION: $25

Lego House, by Ed Sheeran - you guys are doing great! 4 years ago