Celebrate March As Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month!
March is nationally recognized as Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month. Join NHF Colorado in celebrating and honoring the bleeding disorders community. In 2016, thanks to your advocacy efforts, March was officially designated as Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month.
How To Get Involved
If you are on social media, you can update your Facebook or Twitter profile picture with a supporting ribbon. Use the hashtags #BDAM and #BleedingDisordersAwarenessMonth when posting to help our cause go viral.
You can also help raise critical funds for your local Coloradoans by starting a fundraiser! Creating a fundraiser can be as easy as a few click of the keys through Facebook Fundraisers. Another fundraising tool possibility is to use the Unite Your Way site to turn your passion into funds and awareness.
State Advocacy Days: Thursday, April 22nd
State advocacy days are one of the major highlights of local chapter advocacy programs. During these advocacy days, NHF teams with local chapters, volunteers, and other organizations to host a day at the state capitol. The event usually consists of a training session for volunteers where we provide talking points and engage in role-playing activities. Training is followed by a day at the capitol where volunteers meet with their elected officials to educate them about hemophilia and related bleeding disorders. Constituents may visit representatives for various reasons including to educate them, build relationships, thank them, and advocate for or against a piece of legislation.
State advocacy days give elected officials the opportunity to learn firsthand from affected individuals and families how expensive treating bleeding orders can be, and how important it is to have access to comprehensive care and continuity of care. Legislators learn how not having access to the proper treatment can be detrimental to the health of someone with a bleeding disorder, and potentially cost the state a lot of money in the long run.
Putting a face to hemophilia makes a significant impact.