Raise Your Voice: Two More Weeks
No, I'm not going to pull any fast ones this fine April Fool's Day. I'm all business today. ;)
Two weeks from today, on April 14th, we'll Raise Our Voices for Type 1 Diabetes Awareness. With "diabetes" being one term that covers such diverse territory, it's important to make the distinction that not all "cures for diabetes" or "new diabetes drugs" benefit the type 1 community. We need progressive and aggressive awareness of type 1 diabetes. But in order for people to listen, we need to be loud.
So far, I've received several logo designs and they are wicked cool. :) The judging panel is assembled and ready to view your submissions (to win the cool scale). Here are the rules, in case you missed them the first time around:
- Design a logo (the size cap is 200 x 300 pixels).
- Include the event name: "Raise Your Voice!"
- Have fun designing it.
- Maybe have a snack while you're designing - apples are tasty.
- Email it to me as an attachment to kerri [at] sixuntilme [dot] com with the subject line "LOGO CONTEST" no later than 3 pm on Thursday, April 3rd.
- Grin because it's done and submitted.
So what can we do to raise awareness on April 14th? You can write about your diagnosis story. Maybe a post about your most challenging diabetes moment and how you handled it. How about when you first explained diabetes to your date/co-worker/client/inquisitive family member? When people ask you "Ah, you use insulin ... you must have it really bad," how do you respond? What do you wish people knew about the condition you, or your child, lives with every day?
Here's our chance to raise our voices together - so let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions on reaching as many ears as possible!