MAKING THE REQUEST ONLINE.
Most of the forms you will find online are fairly self-explanatory. You will make the request for any date in April (or check our calendar as it gets filled up to see if there are days when no locations are lined up to shine with Periwinkle Power and ask for those dates.) We request that they use blue and purple lights mixed together to make that nice Periwinkle Blue color. If they only allow one color choice, we suggest you pick blue.
Here is an example of how to describe the reason for your request in online forms:
April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Esophageal Cancer is one of the fastest increasing cancers among men in the United States and other western nations. And it is one of the deadliest. Fewer than one in five patients diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer will survive five years. That’s because it is usually detected too late. The type of Esophageal Cancer that is increasing so rapidly is caused by acid reflux or heartburn – and most people are not aware of that fact. Sadly, those who become aware find out too late to save their lives. That’s one reason that raising awareness about Esophageal Cancer is so important. It is a preventable disease – but patients need to know they are at risk.
During April we encourage supporters, survivors, and warriors battling this cancer to show their Periwinkle Pride as Periwinkle Blue is our awareness color. We would be thrilled if _______(location) could shine a powerful Periwinkle beacon in the night sky of __________(city or state) and help us share a life-saving message.
Some locations will ask for information about the organization you are working with and what your role with that organization is. You can download and share this document about ECAN 11-2021 and let them know that you are an ECAN Awareness-Raising Volunteer. If they request information about the cause (Esophageal Cancer Awareness) you can share these Esophageal Cancer Facts 2022.