This is the 5th year of the Cinderblocks patient-led conference in Grantsville, MD. We meet each May and renew our will to fight for better healthcare for us all. This year our theme is 'the many hats we wear.' I was inspired to choose this theme for a few reasons.
One reason is I have painted about this concept before when Howard Liebers joined The Walking Gallery in year one.
One reason is Danny van Leeuwen from Health Hats. Last year he attended Cinderblocks and met Danny McGinnest Jr. an artist member of The Walking Gallery who designed a lovely logo for Health Hats on his way to our event. Danny van Leeuwen wrote a great explanation of Cinderblocks4 that I recommend everyone read.
Another reason I chose this theme is that so many of us who work on change in healthcare have so many job roles. We use every tool, every task, to further the cause.
Who am I?
I am a thought leader in healthcare focused on patient data access.
I am scout leader teaching young people about the importance of bees during our last meeting.
I am Church Council President picking up food donations so that we can continue to offer a free community meal each Sunday.
I am a business leader helping run a town-wide yard sale so local folks can raise some funds this May. That extra income could be the difference between paying the mortgage or going into default.
I am a Member of Woodmen’s Chapter 41 and I am helping run a school drive for needed supplies like bleach wipes so teachers can stem the tide sickness in schools.
I wear so many hats, but so do many of you. This year at #Cinderblocks5 we want to hear about the many hats you wear. We want to recognize that to change the world, you must bring your whole self to the table.
Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cinderblocks5-tickets-42644848891
If you would like to help sponsor our event go here: https://www.gofundme.com/passing-the-hat-for-cinderblocks5