Tag Archives: Advocacy

Wednesday December 5, 2018 blog post

How do I define “Never Give Up?”

It means believing in myself, being willing to accept failure and learning from it, not compromising on important values, walking the walk I suggest, and maybe most importantly, to me, to Keep Going, Keep Setting Goals, no matter how much I fail or succeed.

Some pictures from today:

The hourglass represents a question Mark asked of me. “Jack, we all get sand in our hourglass, and we never know when it will run out. What ya gonna do with yours?”

Since June 1, 2012 the old guy has been on foot, raising money and awareness for charity. Today, the 19,000 mile mark was reached.

Keeping mom safe, myself healthy and raising money and awareness concerning Down Syndrome.

I came back to post a collage with the stroller and train tracks.

raising awareness and advocacy to #ENDALZ 

Sitting here thinking of stuff. Here are examples for two words, well, one phrase and one word. 

Raising awareness 

“Every 66 seconds someone in America is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease”

“The Alzheimer’s Association has a helpline and the number is +1-800-272-3900”

“Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in America.”

“There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease.”

These four statements are made to inform people, make them aware. 

Advocacy 

“If you need information concerning Alzheimer’s disease, call the 24-7 helpline.”

“Call your representatives and ask them to support the bill that gives more funding to the National Institutes of Health for Alzheimer’s research.”

These two statements are informing and asking people to do something, take action.

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Most of what I have done for 65 months has been raising awareness. I have been involved with advocacy, from time to time.
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Sometimes, one sentence can involve raising awareness and advocacy. I think it helps to identify what you’re heading out the door to do. Your preparation may be different.