2016 HPN Awareness Week, August 7-13, 2016
We’ll kick off HPN Awareness Week with our annual “Alive with HPN” video. Please send us a photo of yourself, doing what you like to do (action photos welcome), along with a sentence or two telling everyone what you would like them to know about home parenteral nutrition (HPN). Or make your own video and share it with us! We’d like to highlight anything useful to people on home IV and/or tube feeding—including your awareness videos!
Now’s the time to reach out to your local newspapers and TV and radio stations, if you are comfortable sharing your story. Call, fax, or e-mail the health editor, tell them HPN Awareness Week is coming up, and share what HPN has meant to you. Maybe share a noteworthy event in your life (an HPN anniversary, a graduation or wedding you’re thankful to have attended, etc.) around which they can build a story. There may be someone in your community who will be encouraged by reading an article about your experiences.
Wear your HPN Awareness Week pin and t-shirt, share them with friends, family, your clinicians...and help raise awareness!
Submit photos or videos to Lisa Metzger at firstname.lastname@example.org or The Oley Foundation, 43 New Scotland Ave. MC-28, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY 12208, by July 27 (or sooner!).
Pins and t-shirts can be ordered online at www.oley.org, or by call Oley at (518) 262-5079/(800) 776-6539. Suggested donation $10 per t-shirt.
Give us a call if you’d like Oley’s help writing a press release.
Thank you to Baxter Healthcare for underwriting the pins and promotional materials for HPN Awareness Week 2016.
What can you do to help raise awareness?
Order your buttons now to help raise awareness.
- Send us your photo for a cameo appearance in an Oley video, or star in your own.
- Share videos for Oley YouTube channel.
- Contact your local press.
- Wear your HPN Awareness pin (no charge)!
- Wear an HPN Awareness t-shirt (suggested donation $10)!