Letter to Oprah

This forum is the place to brainstorm creative approaches to fundraising and raising awareness. For more information, visit http://www.preeclampsia.org/make-a-diff ... undraising or contact Director of Community Relations Laney Poye at volunteers@preeclampsia.org.
browncow
Registered User
Posts: 211
Joined: Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:42 am

Re : Letter to Oprah

Postby browncow » Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:36 am

I've sent letters to Dateline, 20/20, Primetime Live, CBS's 48 Hours, and TLC about HELLP Syndrome and Preeclampsia. I wrote to local (Tampa) media and got a tiny mention on a Fox 13 segment about the March of Dimes and Easter Seals.

I got a response from an independent producer for TLC (Gloria Espisito)because I mentioned my adoption and need for medical history. She wanted to film my reunion with my birthmother (whom I had already found by the time their correpsondence was received)but made no mention of HELLP or Pre-e.


User avatar
catherine
Forum Moderator
Posts: 2832
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 05:53 pm

Re : Letter to Oprah

Postby catherine » Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:55 am

If you've got a good neat letter perhaps you should consider sending it to some other places too. I was thinking of something like the Diane Rheem (Sp for sure!!) show on NPR (I think that it broadcasts out of one of the Washington DC stations... maybe American University??). Then there is Science Friday, and anything else that anybody listens to. Or even the irritating Berman sisters on Discovery Channel.... the topic isn't so far from their show, sexual activity is invariably a prerequisite for preeclampsia LOL! The reason that I suggest these is that often there is a kind of synergy that comes when a topic is discussed in a couple of places that then draws attention from elsewhere.

Catherine
Mom to Finn, Lucy (preeclampsia and HELLP) and Chloe.
Moderator HELLP Syndrome Survivors

denise
Registered User
Posts: 5480
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2003 08:03 pm
Location: Central WI
Contact:

Re : Letter to Oprah

Postby denise » Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:46 am

I came up with a letter of my own as well, and have been sending it once a week to Oprah, Dr. Phil, the ladies on the View, and Ellen. I started 3 weeks ago and will continue to send them until we get heard. It stinks cuz you can only have 2000 characters, so I had to chop off some to get it under the limit.

We had some issues with certain people on the list from HSS, so we all just took it upon ourselves to email those listed above. I'd love to have a letter campaign from here too, that we could all send in one week and have any willing family/friends email as well. Does this sound like a good idea? Someone want to head it up or what? I think it we have someone or a small group of people working on this, we'd actually get it accomplished. I'd be more than willing to help out with this project if we want to do it.[:D]

Ariana-born 5/3/03 at 35 weeks due to HELLP Syndrome/PIH
http://hometown.aol.com/scrapperlang/Home.htm

User avatar
kdreher
Registered User
Posts: 2482
Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2003 11:38 am
Location: Rhode Island
Contact:

Re : Letter to Oprah

Postby kdreher » Mon Jun 07, 2004 07:18 am

I've been mailing both Oprah and Dr Phil. What about The View??? They are all women, I'm going to try them to.

Kris (34)
DH, Tom (33)
Tyler 3-9-95 to 3-23-95 (26 wks pe/HELLP)


tkstevens@sbcglobal.net or kstevens@cga.uscg.mil

josiah1112
Registered User
Posts: 1368
Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2003 09:50 pm

Re : Letter to Oprah

Postby josiah1112 » Tue May 25, 2004 09:58 am

Sounds good to me. Let's pick the week.

Gloria mom to Josiah 11/12/03- 12/4/03 @ 26wks pre e
Moderator- Foro Latino
Future Adoptive Mom

denise
Registered User
Posts: 5480
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2003 08:03 pm
Location: Central WI
Contact:

Re : Letter to Oprah

Postby denise » Tue May 25, 2004 07:52 am

Just FYI, over at the HELLP Syndrome Society, we are trying to get a letter together to begin a campaign of emails/letters to Oprah, Dr. Phil, Ellen, etc. Maybe we could do a mass mailing to those folks from Preeclampsia Foundation members too.

Ariana-born 5/3/03 at 35 weeks due to HELLP Syndrome/PIH
http://hometown.aol.com/scrapperlang/Home.htm

natan
Registered User
Posts: 203
Joined: Wed Jan 29, 2003 10:13 am

Re : Letter to Oprah

Postby natan » Sun May 09, 2004 09:08 pm

Has there been any updates with this subject? Maybe we should try again.

Deborah

User avatar
kdreher
Registered User
Posts: 2482
Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2003 11:38 am
Location: Rhode Island
Contact:

Re : Letter to Oprah

Postby kdreher » Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:24 am

Thanks for the encouragement. Like I said, each week I will send the same letter via her website and MAKE her notice us!! [:)]Even if she could put something about this in her O Magazine! I'd consider sending this to her pal Dr.Phil..maybe get his wife Robin on board...that could be a long shot. I know I get bogged down with life (work, school, my p/t military career and my dogs), but Pre-e/HELLP is something that I will always be associated with and feel passionate about as much as possible.

Kris (34)
DH, Tom (33)
Tyler 3-9-95 to 3-23-95 (26 wks pe/HELLP)

tkstevens@sbcglobal.net or kstevens@cga.uscg.mil

taras mom
Registered User
Posts: 841
Joined: Thu May 01, 2003 01:30 am

Re : Letter to Oprah

Postby taras mom » Sat Feb 07, 2004 00:22 am

Fantastic idea, Kristine! Maybe she'll find time to squeeze preeclampsia in between celebrity interviews and makeover shows.[:(!]

Carol (38)
DH Bill (40)
Tara Mairichi
12/7-12/9, 2002
The Mightiest Little Angel

laura
Registered User
Posts: 5139
Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2003 12:17 am
Location: Anchorage, AK

Re : Letter to Oprah

Postby laura » Fri Feb 06, 2004 09:58 pm

Great letter! You guys keep it up... hopefully somebody somewhere is getting all this, and collecting each letter thinking it over.

Who knows, maybe the letter you send will be the one that firms it up and makes them decide to help save moms and babies. Good work [:D]

Laura
Moderator/Alaska Chapter President

Mom to Alicia (severe PE) 5/98 and Camille (htn, oligo) 4/03
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/c/camilleandallie/


Return to “Raising Awareness and Fundraising--Idea Exchange”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests