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I am honored to be selected as the national spokesperson for red-feed-Child.com. Here is a write-up about the organization (from their website):
The “Dreamer” who feeds the children
“Read With A Child, And Help Feed A Child”
Michael John McCann has a life long track record of community service and involvement. An entrepreneur who ran a successful commercial finance and real estate business, he was a member and former chairman of the Westborough Housing Authority. He was instrumental in creating the town’s senior center and an affordable housing development for the elderly. Now residing in Florida, Michael is the author of PURPLE UMPKIN, the first in a series of illustrated children’s books featuring the Murples.
Imagine feeding a child through a book…
This is exactly what my purpose was in writing this book. It is great to see my book in print, but what makes it special is although you will discover “PurpleUmpkin”, and our enjoyable Murple characters, you will be feeding a child. My main focus of this project is to feed underprivileged children in America. This book is allowing me to help these children and through doing so, I may help them to discover the dreams they have and allow them to come true. It is my goal to continue this passion until one day authors engage with me; together
we can have others read a book and feed a child. – Michael John McCann
Starring Meredith Prunty, Ashley Tramonte, Arthur Wahlberg, Paisley Dickey, Addison LaFountaine, Colin Mackey, Adam Teper , Donna Glee Reim and many more. This docu-drama horror film is based on the real life events that happened when our two lead actresses were on an actual movie set filming at the old Ladd institute in Exeter, RI during summer 2012. With our first trailer closing in on 20,000 views the first month alone, we decided to release our second trailer. This was featured at the Central Massachusetts Film Festival. Enjoy!
I am so excited that my team, the varsity Hopkinton Hiller’s won a bid to Nationals being hosted by Cheersport Cheerleading and Dance competition in Atlanta, Georgia. I actually was at Cheersport last year for my All-star team Cheerfactor and can’t wait to go back. It is an amazing and incredibly exciting event with literally thousands of cheerleaders and spectators attending and this year they are expecting over 900 teams! Cheersport is run with such precision that all the hundreds of team perform on-time with every detail organized and in place. Cheersport also holds one of the quickest awards ceremony I have ever witnessed. Cheer Nation descends on Atlanta, Georgia and we sort of take over the city. Atlanta is the perfect host city with so much to offer. Hundreds of restaurants like The Hard Rock Cafe are there and the hotels really roll out the red carpet. We stayed at one of the Marriotts and the service was first class. Last year while I was walking through the city, I even ran into a film crew on one of the side streets where they were filming the show “The Walking Dead”. I have been on enough sets to recognize the big equipment and know what is going on so I quietly removed myself before I ended up between the camera and actors. The CNN headquarters is also located there and if I have the time this year – I would love to have a tour of it. At the event they offer a lot of gifts and prizes and last year I was able to get a free pair of really cool SOFFE shorts signed by Mr. SOFFE himself. My team is awesome and we are really working hard to perfect our skills. Just like every other team, we are going there for one reason only – to win first place and be awarded the coveted National Championship jackets. The competition is going to be tough, but hopefully our hard work will pay off! I am really looking forward to my trip in February and we are working tremendously hard so that we perform at our peak. Go Lady Hillers!