Family Advocacy Day is Almost Here

Next week, 28 families representing 26 children’s hospitals from across the nation will be on Capitol Hill meeting with their members of Congress to talk about the importance of comprehensive pediatric health care.  Did you know you have an opportunity to join these families to raise your voice from the comfort of your own home? 

What YOU Can Do

As a supporter of Speak Now for Kids you have a chance to help shine the spotlight on children’s hospitals and their important role in children’s lives. As in years past, Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day 2014 is going to be a chance to remind members of Congress about their youngest constituents and the importance of speaking up, and out, for them.

This year, we will be introducing two new social media initiatives to help make a huge sound, but with minimal effort on your part.


We all know nothing catches our attention more than that unexpected thunderclap right before a random storm. Just imagine hundreds of thunderclaps happening at the same exact moment all over Facebook and Twitter. This time they’re telling members of Congress to become champions for children’s health care. Click on the link below to join the Thunderclap --  it won’t take you more than five minutes, and the app will take care of posting, just once, on your behalf via Twitter and Facebook.



Did you know you can make a statement with your Twitter and Facebook profile picture…without even changing it? Twibbon is an on-line app that allows you to join a campaign simply by downloading and adding a clear badge, with “#SpeakNowForKids” on the bottom, over your profile picture. There is also an option to add the official Speak Now for Kids website super hero, Jaden, as your Facebook cover picture. Click below to go to the Twibbon site for more information.


It’s amazing what a wide net you, as an individual, can cast by doing something as simple as updating your profile picture, posting a statement of support and even asking your friends to do the same for the Speak Now for Kids campaign. The families who traveled to Washington, D.C., to share their personal story would know they aren’t alone in trying to make a difference in the lives of children who receive care from the 220 children’s hospitals across the country. 

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