Regala Un Beso Azul in Puerto Rico
Luz Batista-Santiago of the Grupo de Apoyo para Pacientes de Hipertensión Pulmonar en Puerto Rico (Support Group for Pulmonary Hypertension Patients in Puerto Rico or SGPHPPR) took an early lead in last year’s poll to find the ‘Lips of 2010′ from all those who had submitted photos to the PuckerUp4PH photo gallery, eventually securing victory and lending her lips for the creation of the Blue Lips logo that is fronting this year’s campaign.
This year Luz and SGPHPPR are proving no less ambitious in taking their message to the PR population, already having staged several PuckerUp4PH events & adding an impressive number of blue kisses to the attempt on the current Guinness World Record TM.
Back on the 5th & 6th of June the determined group held a PuckerUp4PH rally at the largest shopping centre in San Juan, the Plaza Las Américas in which 20 volunteers from the group took shifts to man the stall for a total of 17hours of face-to-face time with the shoppers!
In addition to securing this fabulous opportunity to speak publicly about PH, the group distributed informational flyers and managed to collect 634 blue kisses!!! What a sensational start to the campaign!
This past Tuesday, SGPHPPR joined with other PH groups around the world in celebrating the anniversary of the launch of the global PuckerUp4PH campaign with another rally held at the Hospital Auxilio Mutuo. Over the course of 6 hours they collected kisses from employees, doctors, nurses, patients, and visitors and educated them about PH all whilst gathering another 300 lip prints towards the Guinness World RecordTM!
SGPHPPR have also launched a major media campaign with the Puerto Rican press and are far from done yet in their planned attack on smashing this record so check back for more news soon!