Recently I entered a scholarship contest at my home-away-from-home, The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Freeze-Your-Buns-Off Minnesota. Mayo is hosting a Social Media Week in October where patient advocates have the opportunity to collaborate with doctors, administrators and other health professionals on using social media tools and making healthcare more patient-centered. Double win!
As both a patient and a health coach, this is certainly a golden opportunity and I would be thrilled to participate! There is only one catch...I need to win!
SO friends...[prepare for the shameless plug], if you feel that I would be a good candidate for this scholarship and agree that I have a strong commitment to enhancing patient healthcare, please vote!
(and if you don't, maybe call me so I can
**Please note, there are TWO ways to vote, so please read carefully!**
No really, please read VERY carefully.
1. Follow this link to my entry:
2. After you read my essay, if you like it, you will be prompted to register for an account at the bottom of the page. FEAR NOT - this is simply so they know how to count the votes as it prevents one person from voting 234029384082 times. You will NOT have an inbox filled with junk mail!
(But I would love the person who voted 234029384082 times. Just sayin')
3. After you have registered for an account, you will be able to vote! There are three ways to do this...a) leave a positive comment that briefly explains why I would be a good candidate in the comment box below the essay, b) "like" the essay by clicking the like button underneath the essay and c) BOTH!
Please note, "liking" this essay on Facebook, or even with the Facebook "like" tab that comes up on the upper right-hand screen does not count as a vote!
The icing on the cake? Voting will continue through August 9th, so you even have time to tell your friends all over the world! Score!
I would really love to go and can't do so without your support...so please vote! And tell your pals!
Cheers to health and happiness, my friends!