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    • #17325
      Cris Dingman
      Participant

      Do any of you know if there are any information cards about PH that can be handed out to people? A year or so ago, I thought I had seen some cards on the PH site, but unfortunately never ordered any.

    • #17327
      Colleen Steele
      Keymaster

      Cris, yes, I knew exactly what you where talking about. I have used them many times over the years. Here is the link, you will see it when you scroll down. https://phassociation.org/pha-free-materials-store/

      • #17328
        Jen Cueva
        Moderator

        Cris, Colleen is correct, that’s a great place to find PH Materials to hand out . Calling or emailing them at PHA and they can help you and are very friendly as well. Please let us know if you need additional help.

        BTW, is that a Mini Schnauzer in your pic?

        • #17333
          Cris Dingman
          Participant

          Yes Jen, that’s my little four legged son! He is a mini and his name is Dirty Harry. If you know schnauzers, you’ll get the joke… Inquisitive, cunning, hard headed, you know, just a make my day kind of guy!

        • #17336
          Jen Cueva
          Moderator

          Aww Chris, love it ! I have had several Mini Schnauzers, my previous one was my boy, he was salt and pepper, he was stolen, unfortunately years ago! My heart was broken as I had never been a huge animal lover and initially bought him for my hubby, he ended up being my sidekick, lol

          About 4 years ago we decided to get a female , she was almost one and a black one, Sasha or SashaBear as we call her is our fur baby and rotten! They have such funny and unique personalities, it’s so funny ! She’s my nap buddy .

          Anywho, I wanted to say , that’s a great idea! We are supposed to have a block party later this year and I never thought of handing those out. I have ordered them to give to my local Fire Department, EMTs, etc in November for PH Awareness month along with some treat for them. I like to educate and share my story with them . Great idea !

          You may also find interesting topics about under the Advocacy and Awareness forum.

          • This reply was modified 1 year ago by Jen Cueva.
      • #17332
        Cris Dingman
        Participant

        Thanks Colleen, I thought I was going nuts! Every year we have a giant neighborhood block party for July 4th, and I wanted to get some info gathered to hand out to folks. Thanks again!

    • #17331
      Colleen Steele
      Keymaster

      The other thing I meant to point out Cris, but you can see from the order form, those cards are free. You might also find some other resources there too that you might want to keep in your collection.

    • #17334
      Colleen Steele
      Keymaster

      Cris, I love that idea of passing them around on the 4th! Those cards are a nice and easy way to spread awareness. We have shared them during coffee hour at our church and my son has given them out at school. Have a safe and happy 4th of July. Time flies, it will be here before we know it!

    • #17338
      Colleen Steele
      Keymaster

      It’s great hearing the various ways we all spread PH awareness. Jen, I love what you do for the EMT’s and Fire Department in November. Great idea and I just might do the same next November!

      • #17355
        Jen Cueva
        Moderator

        Thanks Colleen, I find that if I make baked goods or take treat bags attacked to some of the materials, it’s a way to educate as well as thank them.

        I’m sure I’ll post more tips and ideas as it gets closer to November.

    • #17364
      Colleen Steele
      Keymaster

      Please do Jen! I want to hear more about it when November rolls around! Such a great idea!

    • #17406
      Vanessa Vaile
      Participant

      PHAware, PHA Canada, and Team PHenominal Hope also have good collections of resources for educating others on PH.

      If I had a printer, I’d print out cards to hand out. Instead, I share links, videos and graphics on Facebook and Twitter — tagging individuals and organizations generously. I’ve taken to targeting area health related organizations, community service organization and the local hospital. Lately I’ve been tweeting and posting about participating in a local 5-10 K (“5:10 to Yuma”, June 10) walking the 5K route pushing an oxygen tank in my tricked out utility cart (complete with a clip on UV umbrella) and wearing my purple PH Warrior t-shirt.

      • #17407
        Jen Cueva
        Moderator

        Thanks @vanessavaile! Great tips and I also spread awareness via social media .

        I think your upcoming 5K in Yuma sounds awesome! I hope you will have some pics to share with us! Definitely a Warrior!

        Do you have an increase in swelling in the Yuma area with the heat ? I know it is dry heat compared to here in Texas with our crazy humidity, but when I visited family in AZ several times in the summer , I swelled up like a puffer fish fast !

      • #17460
        Colleen Steele
        Keymaster

        Vanessa, I hope you share a picture with us when you participate in the 5K! You are quite the PH Warrior! Good luck on June 10th! @vanessavaile

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