Lighting Up San Francisco!

I’m very excited to announce that tomorrow afternoon, DiabetesMine will be co-sponsoring a World Diabetes Day event in San Francisco — we’ll be lighting up Coit Tower in blue!

Thanks again to Kelly Close of Close Concerns for making this happen. This will be the only “iconic building” lit up in San Francisco, and this due directly to her team’s hard work.

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For those of you not familiar with our fair city, Coit Tower is one of San Francisco’s most celebrated landmarks. It sits regally upon the crest of Telegraph Hill, overlooking the city, and was designed to resemble the nozzle of a fire hose to commemorate the gallant labors of the city’s firefighters in the 1906 earthquake fire that devastated the city. (It’s a phallic-looking thing, but quite beautiful, and you can see it from all over the city and at various angles from the Bay.)

Here in SF alone, about 52,000 adults and children (or 6.5% of the population) suffer from diabetes.

I’m delighted to be part of this dynamic global awareness campaign. Stop by and see me if you happen to be a San Francisco local? Read the press release here: Download wdd_san_francisco_press_release.pdf .

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7 Responses

  1. George
    George November 13, 2007 at 4:55 pm | | Reply

    Wow Amy that is awesome! I will ask my in-laws to take a drive into town to see it.

  2. Rachel
    Rachel November 13, 2007 at 6:06 pm | | Reply

    I wish we could have been in SF for that! Alas, we missed it by a few days. I hope to see lots of good pics.

  3. Anne
    Anne November 13, 2007 at 6:42 pm | | Reply

    cool! I’ll have to check it out!

  4. the international medical market place
    the international medical market place November 14, 2007 at 5:56 am | | Reply

    World Diabetes Day: United Nations Resolution 61/225 – November 14

    November 14 is World Diabetes Day
    Go here to see how the world can join in in fighting this disease.
    On 20 December 2006, the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 61/225. This landmark Resolution recognizes diabetes as a chronic, debilitat…

  5. Dennis
    Dennis November 17, 2007 at 8:01 pm | | Reply

    Here in SF alone, about 52,000 adults and children (or 6.5% of the population) suffer from diabetes.

    Are All these T1′s?

    And if Not, how many are T1′s and why include T2′s when talking about Our T1 diabetes? Just to Enhance the story to get attention?

    and if so, isn’t that misleading..?

  6. AmyT
    AmyT November 17, 2007 at 10:51 pm | | Reply

    Dennis,
    World Diabetes Day is about ALL people with diabetes. No one should have to die early or suffer its debilitating complications. So what is your point?

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