After starting to spread the word about endo month and wearing yellow on Sunday, I didn’t expect much of a response. And I was wrong.
The numbers keep going up on our Wear Yellow event page and Endo Sucks! group members on Facebook, the MySpace page is increasing in visibility, and a number of my coworkers wore yellow shirts to support me yesterday. One coworker even bought me yellow silk ribbon and a packet of safety and stick pins so I could make awareness ribbons — and I ran out of ribbon before everybody who wanted one got one! I was thoroughly humbled. I work with some really amazing folks.
The bigger surprise is seeing names of people I don’t know responding to the Wear Yellow event and posting to its wall, and friends from around America and other countries already sending their pictures in support. With pledges from Bermuda, London, Manchester, Seattle and Chicago, and some proof already in from Jamaica, Los Angeles and Canada, this is going to turn out to be quite an amazing display. It is fueling me to organize other endeavors, about which I will blog later.
Today I need to go buy more ribbon — a lot more — and speak with the city’s special events coordinator regarding a charity walk I’m organizing for Stop the Traffick, an anti-human trafficking group, on March 22 here in Jacksonville, FL. I’m hoping that my aches don’t get any worse. Last night was a really rough night; another night of spending my five minute breaks laying my head on my desk and hugging my heating pad like it just brought me flowers on my birthday.
For right now, though, here’s a picture of some of the coolest coworkers in the game: