Thursday, March 27, 2008

Celebrity Apprentice

I am not one for celebrity worship. Even as a pre-teen I much prefered oogling the cute boy on my block then the members of Duran Duran. However, I have fallen in love with Trace Adkins. He is so down to earth and representing a charity already close to my heart, Food Allergy and Anaphalaxis Network. His own daughter has a life-threatening food allergy.

Courtesy of my local support group, here's a little more info on tonight's show and how YOU can contribute.

It's the final showdown between country music sensation Trace Adkins and British tabloid editor/America' s Got Talent judge Piers Morgan in the long-awaited season finale of The Celebrity Apprentice. Trace and Piers are the last two players remaining, and they will compete in a live two-hour finale airing on NBC Thursday, March 27th, at 9 PM ET/PT. Donald Trump will name one of them the first-ever Celebrity Apprentice and award a $250K check to the winner's charity.

Trace Adkins' integrity and passion for his charity, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), were enough to qualify him as one of the two finalists in this season of the TV reality series The Celebrity Apprentice. The final face-off will include a charity auction and performance by The Backstreet Boys.

They won't be the only ones singing. Trace Adkins will be performing his hit single "You're Gonna Miss This" live with his band during the finale. Immediately following his performance, a prerecorded live charity single download will be on sale to the public at, giving you an opportunity to support Trace Adkins' charity, FAAN. Starting Thursday, March 27th, this charity single will be available exclusively at iTunes for only two weeks. The net proceeds for the entire two-week lifespan of the download will go to FAAN. Thank you to Capitol Records Nashville and iTunes for coming together to give back to FAAN.

Also, NBC is now giving viewers a chance to lend a hand and support the charities attached to the show's finalists. Beginning Thursday, March 27th viewers will be able to donate to the two finalists' charities by texting the message TRUMP to 30101. Cost per text is $1.00, plus participating service providers may charge additional text messaging fees. Net proceeds will be donated to the finalists' charities. Viewers who text will receive a video message from Donald Trump thanking them for their generosity. Viewers can go to for complete details. Entrants must be 18 or older.

The largest charity in the U.S. dedicated to helping and advocating for the 12 million Americans with food allergy, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) was established in 1991. FAAN's membership now stands at close to 30,000 worldwide and includes families, dietitians, nurses, physicians, school staff, and representatives from government agencies and the food and pharmaceutical industries. FAAN serves as the communication link between the allergic patient and others.

Trace's 6-year-old daughter had a severe, life-threatening reaction to peanut butter when she was just 9 months old, an experience Trace called "terrifying. " FAAN has played an instrumental role in the lives of families like Trace's and thousands more across the U.S. For more information about food allergies, visit www.foodallergy. org. Be sure to watch the finale of The Celebrity Apprentice on NBC, Thursday, March 27th at 9:00 PM ET/PT!


1AllergyMom said...

Watched it, loved it! LOL I'm head over heels for that one heck of a man Trace Adkins husband now says "How's your boyfriend?" ;)

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Linds said...

I stumbled across your blog through Technorati. How I wish I would've come across it when I was first learning about food allergies. Thank you for all the helpful information. The posts on the RAST testing were informative, however I still think it's complicated :)

Our 2 year old is anaphalactic to peanuts (although his rast was a 1.something) and allergic to dairy.

Our 5 month old seems to have a possible allergy to eggs, she's nursing and eliminating eggs has cleared up some issues for us. She's also pretty sensitive to dairy but we'll see.

So right now we're peanut, tree nut, dairy, egg and tomato free.

Thanks for all the info, it's good to know that we're not alone.