Great idea. I am having trouble on the cbs site, Any suggestons?
try leaving the 60m off the web address!
If you want, you can PM me and I'll show you what I have for the email address. I got it off of their website. Also, the email address was in a letter to the editor in my newspaper. I emailed them to that address and it went through and I didn't get back any error messages, so I'm guessing that it's good. Just PM me and I'll see if I can get you going!! I did mention about the lack of funding for the HepC research. I sent them a list of the celebrities who have come out with their Hep C diagnosis and I sent them a link to the article about the Vegas outbreak.... all to make a point that they need to do a segment on this disease! I figure if we can get alot of us sending in emails that they may notice it more than just my email.
I just sent 60 Minutes an email asking them to do a story as I think it's a great idea. I'm not as fortunate as some of you b/c I have to keep my HepC status a secret as I work for a civil service department and I can't afford to have my identity exposed. The reason of course is due to my drug history. I hope someone sends them a letter and even offers to be interviewed. That doesn't mean that they would take anyone up on their offer to be interviewed, however I think it would be better received than just an anonymous person like me asking for them to do a short story or news segment. It's not really anonymous as my name is my email address so they could easily verify that I exist as whatever. LOL I will share my letter and answer if I get a response. God Bless
Good idea Susan .. you GO, girl! :) A Canuck sending in an email isn't going to do a bit of good so good luck to all of you with catching their attention.
I concur with Elaine that you might want to mention some stats such as Hep C being 4X more prevalent than AIDS and the leading cause of liver transplants in the US and Canada too for that matter. That it's a blood-borne disease and known as the "silent killer" because people don't often display symptoms until the liver damage has progressed quite far along.
Trish, I have already sent my letter, yesterday, but, yes, I did include that fact in my letter. I mentioned all of the celebrities that are listed on Wikipedia, who have 'come-out' with their Hep-C diagnosis. (I don't know if 'come-out' is proper terminology for this, but I really don't know how else to phrase it.) I mentioned that it is the leading cause of liver transplants and that it is more prevalent than AIDS and needs to be funded better. I also put a link on there to the AP about the Vegas clinic thing. They're an investigative news team, so I think if many of us send letters, that 60 min. will at least - take notice and do their own research to back up our facts. But, my point is, LET'S make them aware that it needs to be done! I also pointed out that this is NOT just a disease of drug-addicts.
I've heard back from a few people who have sent out their letters, so I'm hopeful that more of you will send them as well.