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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Three Asks: One Blog

Well, June is almost upon us and with June comes our third gathering of The Walking Gallery!!!

I have three major asks within this blog and I know many of you are pressed for time so:

1.     Please register to attend the June 2, 7-9 pm gathering of The Walking Gallery 3, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4900 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC


Dear Friends,

Gregory Downing and Lygeia Riccardi brought to my attention that scholorships were now available for this event so we are no longer having a flash mob walk at Health Data Palooza.  Instead apply for a scholarship and attend and walk if you are inspired to walk and chat if you are inspired to chat.

Here is the link:

2013 The Walking Gallery

The Walking Gallery 3

For the past two years The Walking Gallery gathered in the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health.  It was a great venue for the first two years.  Thank you Kaiser Permanente for your gracious support!  The first year we had 54 Walkers wearing their jackets.  The second year we had over 80.  

In our third gathering I hope to see over 100 Walkers and many additional guests.  I attended quite a few conferences this past year where thought leaders in medicine wondered how to activate regular people within their communities.  I also attended a lot of conferences hosted within nice governmental buildings or grand hotels; those individuals running these meetings asked how we could involve people of faith and places of worship in the larger dialog of patient rights and engagement.

So… The Walking Gallery 3 will be held in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Northwest DC one block from the Mural 73 Cents.  My younger son was baptized in this Church and we held my husband’s memorial service here.  The school beside the Church is Murch Elementary.  Both my son’s attended this school and I have volunteered there to help with many art projects in the last nine years.  I am so glad to welcome the world of medical advocacy into our local community.

We will gather at June 2nd, 7:00pm have light refreshments.  We will share our stories.  At 8:30 we will walk across the street and re-dedicate the mural 73 Cents.  It will be a Blast!!! This will also give us a moment to recharge and reflect on why we care so very much about patients and positive change in healthcare.

In case any of you wondered why we have our biggest gathering in the beginning of June each year, it is because we host it right before the first day of Health Data Palooza since so many like minded folks would like to attend both events.

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!


  1. What's the link to the Medstartr campaign???

    1. Here is the link:

  2. I am waiting to get the link from Medstartr... Keep posted :)