Jody DeVere, CEO
is a mom with two adult children fighting Multiple Sclerosis. Her interest in
opposing this disease is personal, and she partnering with the Multiple
Sclerosis Society to raise awareness
Multiple Sclerosis during the month of May with AskPatty’s month-long MOMS
social media campaign. Read
the rest of Jody's story here.
On Thursday May 23, Jody DeVere shared her story live on BlogTalkRadio with special
guests Marni Deckter,
Vice President of Communications of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society,
Southern California & Nevada Chapter; and Nancy L. Sicotte, MD, Director of
the Multiple Sclerosis Program and Director of the Neurology Residency Training
Program at Cedars-Sinai. Please listen to the recording of the BoomerandBabe
channel of BlogTalk Radio
broadcast to learn more about this illness, its symptoms, and its treatments.
Continue reading "Come Party with Us and Find a Cure! Listen to AskPatty Radio and Learn About MOMS: Moms Opposing Multiple Sclerosis " »
With the Memorial Day Holiday weekend upon us and the summer vacation
season fast approaching, we at AskPatty know there is no better time to “Be Car Care Aware”
about your vehicle.
According to the National Highway Transportation
Safety Administration (NHTSA),
an average of 13,000 Americans are killed during the summer travel season between Memorial Day weekend
and Labor Day. A portion of these deaths can be directly attributed to
unperformed vehicle maintenance as each year neglected maintenance leads
to over 2,600 deaths, nearly 100,000 disabling injuries, and more than
$2 billion in lost wages, medical expenses, and property damage.
Continue reading "Is Your Vehicle Safe for Memorial Day Travel? " »
Just in time for May Motorcycle Awareness month is a book that includes a Harley road trip about a baby boomer’s unusual journey to reinvent herself and answer, “What now?”
Beautiful, fit, happily married, and successful, former Citigroup executive and motivational speaker Linda Crill was – and saw herself – as the kind of woman who could make things happen. But after losing her husband at 57, the identity Crill held closely no longer seemed to fit. Like many of us, she found herself asking, “What now?"
Desperate for change – and in a fit of rebellion – Crill signed up for a 2,500-mile road trip down America’s Pacific Northwest coast with a group of experienced motorcycle riders. At the time, Crill had never ridden anything more powerful than a bike.
"When the unexpected occurs, the answers we are searching for are often found around 'blind curves'—the unknown,” Crill says. “This trip opened my eyes to a new way of being and became the catalyst for recreating my life.”
Continue reading "Blind Curves: a Woman's Journey from C-Suite to Bike Seat " »
From the outside, the new Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid looks exactly the same as the rest of the Fusion family -- until you notice its charger port, which lights up to indicate that the battery is fully juiced.
On the inside, you get the same roomy comfort you'll find in the other Fusion vehicles. Standard features on the Fusion Energi's base model includes heated leather seats with driver seat memory and MyFordTouch infotainment system.
Continue reading "Ladies' Drive: Ford's Plug-In Hybrid Fusion Energi" »
By Diana Claussen
The Texas Auto Writer’s Association met recently at
Texas Motor Speedway to choose the top cars of Texas. More than 50 model year 2013
and 2014 vehicles were available for TAWA members to drive and review during the two-day event. By the time the event was over, a few surprising models
came up on the top of their winner’s list. A few of the most notable vehicles were equipped with
conveniences, comfort, and safety features sure to appeal to busy women on the go.
Continue reading "Highlighting Top New Cars and Features for 2013 and 2014" »
Watching American Idol has
been a family activity around my home for years. Each week, my son Ben and I
would sit on the couch to watch (and sing along with) the weekly competition,
and he often told me “Mom, YOU should try
out for American Idol!” We watched pretty much every season -- including
all the sponsored Ford music videos and commercials -- and always voted for our
Continue reading "Ford Wraps American Idol Season Sponsorship; Season 12 Winner Determined Tonight" »
Every year, 9,000 families lose a child because of a
preventable injury. That’s one child every 30 seconds globally due to tragedies
such as fires, falls, drownings, and car crashes. In the United States alone,
nearly 9 million children are treated for injuries in emergency rooms for
injuries that can affect them for a lifetime. What can you do to help reduce
these preventable injuries? On Saturday,
May 18, 2013, more than 100 communities across the United States will celebrate
Kids Day to raise awareness and funds
to protect our kids.
Continue reading "May 18th is Safe Kids Day: Tips to Reduce Preventable Injuries in Your Garage or Driveway" »
Hello again, AskPatty Nation! Today we're going to give you some honest, blunt relationship advice, because it's come to our attention that some of you are users. Now, we don't mean to judge, you probably didn't realize you were doing it, but you're smothering your significant other. He really needs to breathe... so change that air filter already! Of course, we're talking about taking care of your car's engine. You didn't think we meant your boyfriend, did you?
Continue reading "Ladies: Just Let Him Breathe – Your Engine, That Is" »
The 6th Annual Worldwide Go
Topless Day for Jeep Owners is this weekend, on Saturday May
18th, 2013, and everybody is invited! No, ladies, we’re not suggesting you
drive without a shirt! Jeep Go Topless Day is the day Jeep owners take the top
off their Jeeps to show the world their love for their Jeep, their Jeep spirit,
and the sense of fun and adventure that comes with owning a Jeep.
Continue reading "Sixth Annual Jeep “Go Topless Day” is May 18, 2013" »