Monday, October 08, 2012
Planning For Awareness
Next month is Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness month. In the last few years, I've been using my blog and Facebook to write about PH and everything that comes with it. From the diagnosis, to the types, to the tests involved to get that diagnosis, to the medications now available, you name it, I've shared it all! I plan to do the same again this year, but I'm also trying my best to do something outside the world of the internet. That is why I'm so very excited to share the news that I will be putting up two displays (so far!) at the two local hospitals in the Niagara Falls area!! Thursday afternoon I had emailed the woman who schedules my PH support group meetings at St. Mary's, asking if she knew who I would ask about setting up a display in their lobby. The next morning I received an email from another person in the hospital, and I eventually talked to him in the phone about a time frame for a display. He is giving me almost two weeks! From November 9-21, I'll have some information available for people! YES!! So, while I was thinking about it, I asked a friend who works at Memorial Hospital if she knew who I could speak with there about a display. She gave me a name, I gave him a call, and this morning I got a call back from a woman who is letting me set up for three days! Hey, three is better than none!!! I can even sit at the table for whatever time I want to answer questions if I'd like! I'm just really happy to be able to share some information with people about PH!! So now I need to make a trifold display, and order some brochures to leave at the tables!! Lots to do before next month!