As National Wear Red day approached this year, what started out as a simple catch phrase on a flier to get people to “Rock the Red” and wear red for the day had started a spark and got me thinking of other things I could do to spread awareness. I ended up purchasing some red ribbon and safety pins, started cutting ribbons for individuals to wear, then attached them to cards, explaining the purpose of “Rock the Red”. Cards were handed out to family, friends, and coworkers, who then distributed them out even farther.
The spark continues and has become a flame. How many individuals could I reach with Rock the Red ribbons if I planned a little sooner? What if I could do more? What if I could turn Rock the Red into something so much larger; more than just a single day when people are encourage to wear red to raise awareness. What if I could raise funds to provide more education and support for cardiac patients? What if I found a way to take my photography and use it to raise those funds needed? What if we held our very own “Rock the Red” concert with local bands to raise those funds? No doubt the ideas and possibilities are endless and I would love to take Rock the Red even further. Next year is a new year and I am certainly looking forward to doing so much more.
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
Vincent Van Gogh
A huge thank you to those who took the time to snap a photo of themselves Rocking the Red for National Wear Red Day and to help raise awareness on heart disease.