A Resolution to Join the Alliance
With the last week of January upon us, some of us are already questioning our New Year’s resolutions. Getting to the gym is proving to be more difficult than you thought. Working that extra job to save up money is cutting so much into your sleep you don’t know if you’ll be able to keep it up very long. And just what exactly are you going to do to impress your boss and get that promotion?
Whenever you resolve to change something–to do something new–there is always doubt. Doubt over whether or not you can accomplish it, doubt over whether or not you have the strength to make it to the finish line. The big picture always looks vast and treacherous, but if you take a closer look, the individual steps are much easier. Change is a marathon, not a sprint, and you can’t lose focus on the next step by staring at a finish line that’s miles away.
One of our resolutions this year is to grow the Alliance even further. We’ve gained hundreds of new members over the past few months, and the larger we become the more power we have to get the changes we desire. We want to get as many T1′s and their loved ones in the Alliance so when the time comes this year for action, there can be a massive groundswell.
First, a tiny bit of housekeeping. Some of you may have noticed that a few weeks ago our website underwent a big change. We haven’t publicized it much because we had to spend a few weeks working out some kinks, but now we’d love it if you’d take a look at the re-designed JDCA website at thejdca.org. To those of you who posted photos of yourselves and loved ones in November, check out our sliders. More of you will be put up in the coming weeks, but this is where we’ve started.
The decision for the new website was easy to make–our old site was unprofessional and confusing to use, and now that we’ve grown so much it was time to step things up a notch. In the past year, we gained nearly 4,000 new Facebook likes, and that number is climbing every day as more people decide to unite their voice for a Practical Cure.
If you haven’t signed up for the Alliance, do so. If you’re already a member, and know someone who might be interested, direct them to our website. The more of us there are, the stronger our cause becomes. This year we’ll be doing some big actions with our members that you’re not going to want to miss. The bigger we are, the louder our voices, and the higher the chance we make some major waves this year.
Join the Alliance, and unite your voice for a Practical Cure.