Being a staffer here in the office of HealthyWomen, I get to talk to real women, on the phone every day. But this past Sunday I had the possibility to try to do one thing that I really like even a lot of – exit into the community and speak with them face to face. I had the privilege of exhibiting for HealthyWomen at the New Jersey date of the 2009 Vans Warped Tour, the nation’s longest-running annual concert festival. Nearly 16,000 fans, primarily teenagers and young adults, attended the all-day event at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport.
My volunteer and that I established search within the noncommercial space, alongside organizations such as To Write Love on Her Arms and Sex Communication. There was a sense of community in the air; though each one of our causes varied, we shared a similar goal of educating and raising awareness.
Free materials offered at our HealthyWomen table included healthywomen.org key chains with Sharpie minis attached (quite the hot item!), Your Menstrual Cycle: How it Works, How to Manage it, and our Oral Contraceptives Tip Card. We conjointly had sign-up sheets for our free e-newsletters.
Throughout the day, both young women and men visited our table to grab some freebies and learn more about HealthyWomen. Parents took our publications and mentioned being happy to share them with their daughters. The best moment of the day on behalf of me was towards the tip – a young boy (who couldn’t are over 12) walked up to our table, looked around, and asked, “What am I able to do to assist you?” Warmed my heart!
In short, crooked Tour was an incredible and rewardable expertise. Educating kids is my passion, and that I am therefore happy to try to do therefore through HealthyWomen!