First thing on Friday we heard from Luisa Bonelli, President of the Associazione Malati Ipertensione Polmonare (AMIP) who had just returned from representing PHA Europe and also collecting blue kisses at the European Respiratory Society Congress in Barcelona. Luisa shared with us an email from a family who has been out there collecting kisses and educating people around them about PH. Tiziana and Simone Francheschini have been inspired in their work by their little daughter Sofia to achieve the incredible feat of collecting 3019 blue lip prints for the record attempt.
Friday was a great day for PuckerUp4PH as coinciding with receiving this incredible news, we were able to announce the extension of the campaign all the way through till the end of International PH Awareness Month in November. So please don’t stow away the blue lipstick just yet!
Late last week and over the weekend news of a great many more kisses already collected has reached us, taking us up close to the halfway mark. With some incredible plans in the pipeline all over the world, and news of the campaign reaching the ears of individuals everywhere, we know we can achieve our aim!
A further 562 kisses have been collected in Puerto Rico by the Grupo de Apoyo para Pacientes de Hipertensión Pulmonar en Puerto Rico (GAPHPPR) at the Banco Popular 5km race and more are being lined up when they take to the Health Fair of El Nuevo Día, the largest newspaper in Puerto Rico later this week.
In the UK this weekend, Silverstone hosted the British Superbike Championship where special thanks goes out to Sandie Edwards for collecting over 180 kisses from what couldn’t have been the easiest crowd to convince to put on the blue lipstick. We have photographic evidence thanks to Ben Davies of SMARTFotos though that even several of the stars, Dean Brown & Jack Kennedy were keen to do their bit for PH awareness!
Barbara Thompson of Memphis has now filmed several shows with her good friend Loretta McNary on her talk show, accompanied by Dr. Paul Deaton and has achieved so much for PH awareness with Loretta demonstrating her willingness to PuckerUp in support of PHers all over the world on national tv and on YouTube!