Why not YOU?

In case you don’t follow me anywhere else on social media, or in case these might have fallen off your radar somehow, here’s one more reminder about two important gatherings coming up this Spring.

Many of you are interested in amplifying your advocacy voices, and rightfully so. In the interest of leaving no vocal stone unturned, I emplore you to apply to each of these.

Just in case you’re wondering, I don’t get anything out of encouraging you to apply… I only get more competition from you, and you get my thanks for using your platform for good.

Both of these gatherings are near and dear to my heart, and both have deadlines that are fast approaching.
 
 
Friday, February 1 is the deadline to apply to attend HealtheVoices, a unique conference featuring over 100 attendees living with 40 or more chronic conditions. You get a chance to learn about each other, and learn what others are doing to impact their communities.

It’s where I got the inspiration to begin podcasting almost four years ago. It’s also where I’ve made friends and allies that I never would have made anywhere else.

Here’s the link to apply for HealtheVoices 2019, April 12 to April 14th in Dallas, Texas.

To read about my experience at HealtheVoices last year, CLICK HERE.
 
 
You have an additional week, until February 8th, to apply to attend the next DPAC Policy Training Meeting in Washington, D.C.

You know how DPAC (Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition) makes it easy to advocate on important diabetes issues through their app? This is all of that, in person.

You’ll learn how to effectively bring diabetes to the forefront in front of elected officials and policy makers. On the final day, you’ll use what you’ve learned as we go to Capitol Hill and state our case in the halls of Congress.

It all happens April 30th to May 2. Your passion is needed! Remember to apply by Friday, February 8th.

Here’s the link to apply for the next DPAC Policy Training Meeting. Find out more and apply… your voice is important.

To read about my experience at the last DPAC Policy Training Meeting, CLICK HERE
 
 
I encounter people all the time who never get the chance to have experiences like this. I also speak to people who believe they’re not big enough or important enough to do these things.

But hey, who am I? I’m not any bigger, better, or badder than you are. Why not you? These are two fabulous opportunities open to anyone living with or affected by any type of diabetes, and I hope you take advantage of the chance to attend. If you have questions, e-mail me. Good luck!

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  • Rick Phillips  On February 3, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    I hope I get selected for HEV this year. but I hope you do as well Stephen.

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