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The Walking Gallery 3
I love HEALTH DATA PALOOZA! The first year June 2010 I entered a painting as a type of app development. I got an honorable mention and Roni Zeiger walked onstage in his gallery jacket!
The second year 2011, I missed it because tickets sold out in a matter of hours but we began The Walking gallery and promoted both through social media.
The third year 2012, the tickets were affordably priced and there were many tickets available so I went as an attendee/exhibitor. I painted a painting on site: Health Data Palooza.
Sadly, this year the ticket prices were out of reach of many patients, many professionals and myself.
What to do?
The Walking Gallery and Partnership with Patients to the rescue!!!
We will have scheduled walks throughout Health Data Palooza on the Rock Creek walking trail so patients, doctors, governmental employees, techies, venders, nurses and regular folks can walk and talk about the amazing positive change we can wreck upon healthcare if we just get up out of our conference chairs and decide to act.
So Health Data Palooza attendees if you want something better than a coffee break come out and join us for a short walk.
We are taking donations to help pay for a cool down room at the hotel as June in DC is very hot and many of our patient walkers will need a respite. Funds will also help pay for water. Kaiser Permanente has offered to provide umbrellas/parasols.
I hope to see you there!
The Walking Gallery: Mini- Documentary
Finally, I began a new Medstartr campaign to fund a mini-documentary of the Walking Gallery Movement. These funds will pay the amazing film-makers for Eidolon Films: Tessa Moran and Ben Crosbie as they create a piece that will include interviews with walkers, conversations with artists and explain the technical process of creating a gallery jacket.
Thank you everyone who can support these amazing causes! Onward and Upward!