Fight the Flu Foundation Creates Awareness Ribbons to Support their Cause
Fight the Flu Foundation’s ribbon were created as an effort to combat flu by first raising awareness of the seriousness of flu. The foundation’s Flu Awareness Ribbon’s colors are pink and green, chosen to represent good health and life. The Flu Awareness Ribbon serves as a reminder of the serious impact of flu. Those wearing the ribbon or sharing the image serve as ambassadors and educators, reminding and informing others about the dangers of flu. The ribbon also sends a message of support to people who have personally felt the harmful effects of flu, like Fight the Flu Foundation’s founder, Rebecca Hendricks, who lost her 5-year-old daughter from flu during the 2014-2015 flu season.
This year’s National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 4-10, 2016, was the ribbon’s first official debut, and Fight the Flu Foundation encouraged partners to share the ribbon online and on social media to spread awareness. During NIVW, over 350 people changed their profile photos on Facebook to the Flu Awareness Ribbon and shared it with other followers, some of which included other public health organizations with similar goals as Fight the Flu Foundation.
The Flu Awareness Ribbon not only serves as a symbol for those who have suffered from flu, but also embodies a symbol of awareness, education, and understanding for what flu illness can really do.
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