Going Blue for Diabetes
If you visit this website on a regular basis, you may have noticed a big change that took place over the weekend. The normally red background, headers, links, etc… are now Diabetes Blue.
I’d been thinking about what do for Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day for some time, and after reading Kelly Kunik’s blog post on Thursday, I got to thinking about ways to raise awareness and spread the Blue. And it hit me, Why not turn My Diabetic Heart blue for the entire month of November?
Now, I realize that it’s only the middle of October, and November won’t be here for a couple of weeks. So, why am I making this change now? Well, it’s simple. I’d like my fellow D-Bloggers and D-OC members to join me, and it’s going to take some time to prepare. Honestly, it only involves a few simple layout tweeks. And I’m more than willing to help anyone who wants to join me. It’s a pretty simple idea, but it’s one that could help raise awareness.
Naturally, being a code monkey and all, my idea came from the mindset of spreading awareness online. But what about spreading awareness offline? Well, embarrassingly enough, I’m at a loss for ideas there. However, fellow D-Blogger & D-OC member Cherise Shockley came up with an idea for spreading the blue offline called Blue Fridays. Check out her blog for more details.
These are both fairly simple ideas, but there is great potential for success in each of them if everyone gets involved.
So please join us, and GO BLUE!
Being a Michigan, the phrase “GO BLUE” has a whole other meaning for me… But, I digress. Great idea for D-Awareness, and I’m so with you on this! Thanks for spreading the word, Mike! Look for the D-Corner Booth to GO BLUE very very soon.
Yeah, Mike, it has a whole other meaning for me as well. I’m from Kentucky, the bluegrass state. The colors of my elementary, middle, and high schools were blue. For years, I rooted for the University of Kentucky. And to top it all off, I have a blue scar on my forehead.
Thanks for getting on board. 🙂
Mike- what a great idea! I’ll make sure to mention this on my blog and twitter. I know we can/will make WDD a bigger success each and every year:) oh, guess what DD is already blue:)
Great idea Mike!!
Since your all about the BLUE CODES, I might be emailing you to help my blog get its blue on!!
And thank you so much for the shoutout!
Thanks Kelly. And you are so welcome for the shoutout! I’d be glad to help you if need be. Just let me know. 🙂
Great idea! I love blue. I’m in like Flynn. 🙂