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Announcing the finalists for the

2016 Best in Show: Facebook Award…


facebook_titled_transparent_2013-10-22-1Facebook is a community all its own. Over the past few years it has transformed from a place for a personal profile to a real hub for discourse, conversation, and community. Who has the best Facebook Group or Page of anyone you know? They have balanced the tricky interface of Facebook and turned it into an opportunity to reach more people in a medium people are used to. They foster an environment that people want to “Like” and have a ton of interaction there every day. The leader of the group may have other sites – but he or she really exemplifies why Facebook can be used for good.


Clara Lemarr

Jenn Schoch

Carol Taylor

Sue Hitzmann

Aaron Blocker

A huge shoutout to everyone participating in the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge! You’ve made it halfway through the challenge- so keep up the good work !

Check out some of the prompts from Week Two #HAWMC below!


Day 9 #HAWMC by John Rost

An Ideal Day – #HAWMC Day 9

This prompt is an easy one for me to answer. We have kids, grand kids, and family spread coast to coast. My ideal day would involve getting the family together in Colorado to enjoy 4th of July on the Front Range.

Day 10 #HAWMC by Brittney Sheppard Patten 

DAY 10 – The question I get asked the most…

Will he grow out of it? That’s the question I get asked the most. People find it extremely difficult to associate arthritis with someone who isn’t over the age of 60, but I understand. I really do. I mean, it has only been within the past decade that we started using the term JIA (juvenile…

Day 12 #HAWMC by Janice Tindle

#HAWMC A Letter To My Best Healthcare Provider by Janice Tindle

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30/Day Writing Challenge Day 12 “Time to get real.Write a letter to the best or worst healthcare professional you’ve seen. Don’t hold back!” Dear Sue, When I looked at this Writing Challenge, my first thought was to slam one of the doctors that treated me so badly because he was so absolutely…

Looking forward to reading the prompts for Week 3!

Announcing the finalists for the

2016 Hilarious Health Activist Award…

hilarious_titled_transparent_2013-10-22-1Advocacy doesn’t have to be all business and raising awareness doesn’t have to be all work. The truly funny Health Activists among us really bring a lightness the online health community needs. They address serious subjects with humor – and we love them for it. They may be witty, sharp, dry, or just have a way to tell a story that is truly funny. Let’s celebrate their style and thank them for cracking us up when we need it most.



Bag Lady Mama


The Frey Life

Lindsey Hays

MarlaJan-Luck Fupus





We are LOVING all the awesome posts you guys are sharing. We know it’s not always easy to write a post after a long day, but we are so grateful that you do! As we gear up for Week 2, we wanted to highlight a few posts from the previous week. Be sure to check them out!

Missed out on Week 1? No worries, join us today and get ready for Day 7!


Day 1 by The Headache Heroine

Welcome to Day 1 of the November HAWMC! First, let’s get to know each other! What drives you to write about your health? What do you want other Health Activists to know about your condition and your activism? Reflect on this for 15-20 minutes without stopping…GO!

Health Activist Writers Month Challenge: Day 1-Why I Write

I didn’t plan on sharing my story with the the world. Not until I was encouraged to do so by a loved one who saw me struggle with my health and the consequences of my health problems every day. Bef…


Day 3 by Nigel Horwood

Quotation Inspiration. Find a quote that inspires you (either positively or negatively) and free write about it for 15 minutes.

Day 4 by Chris Stocker

Do you remember the day you were diagnosed? Perhaps you were scared, felt alone and surely you had tons of questions. Write a letter to yourself for the day you were diagnosed, knowing all you do now.

A Letter to Myself on My Diagnosis Day

Dear Chris, There is a lot that I would like to tell you that I wish I would have known at the age you are at now. I’m going to just stick with diabetes though. I want you to be prepared that you are about to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.









You’ve crossed the #HAWMC finish line. Recap the past month for us. What did you enjoy, what didn’t you enjoy? Favorite prompt? Click here to participate:




Today’s prompt:

We all know a picture is worth a 1,000 words. Post/share a picture that relays a message or story to the viewer. Click here to participate:




Today’s prompt:

Summer is coming up. What plans do you have? Any family vacation? What do you look forward to in Summer 2014? Click here to participate:




Today’s prompt:

Write a letter to yourself at age 16. What would you tell yourself? What would you make your younger self aware of? Click here to participate:




Today’s prompt:

What’s your favorite book and how can you tie to your health or life? Click here to participate: