I emailed every major newspaper in my state about World Diabetes Day with a simple message and link to press information.
And I'll do it again tomorrow, and the next day and, well, you get the idea.
Last year, I didn't see anything in Michigan media about World Diabetes Day. Maybe I missed it, but I was looking and didn't see it so that leads me to believe that people not looking had no idea what was going on.
I'm on a mission!
You can help. Send emails to
Pat Anstett, Medical writer, email@example.com
Kim Kozlowski, Health & Social Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
or send an email to your local paper. Most newspapers have links on their websites to submit news tips or press release information.
A sample of the email I sent is in the comments.