Contest to transform the Hem B experience into coloring or comic strip

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As part of a Hemophilia B Coalition In competition, people with hemophilia B, their siblings and caregivers are invited to design a cartoon or coloring book that tells a story about how they deal with this rare blood disorder.

There will be a prize of $ 500 for the winners in each of the four age groups: children, 4-8; “Pre-adolescents” aged 9 to 12; adolescents aged 13 to 19; and adults 20 years of age and over. Applicants must be members of the organization.

The submission deadline is June 30 and the winners will be announced on July 7.

Each book should be eight to 12 pages long and tell a story – from start to finish – of “How I manage my hemophilia B”. For example, participants can describe how they prepare for vacation, what they like about camp, or their experience in a hemophilia treatment center.

“What’s your story? This contest is your opportunity to tell a story and put it in a coloring book or comic strip. Did you go out with friends and something happened? “Handled that? Stories should have a beginning, a middle and an end. Your story should be helpful to other people with hemophilia, but only yours,” the organization says in its contest. Web page.

The competition emphasizes ideas rather than art. In fact, participants can simply describe the images they wish to include, and the organization will ask an artist to bring those ideas to life.

Story submissions or questions should be emailed to [email protected] Submissions can also be mailed to the Coalition for Hemophilia B, 757 Third Avenue, Suite 20, New York, NY 10017.

Now in its 30th year, the Hemophilia B Coalition is an organization that seeks to improve the quality of life for patients and their families through education, empowerment, advocacy and awareness.

It offers educational resources and programs for members of all ages that aim to bring together hemophilia patients from across the United States. The ultimate goal of these initiatives is to help patients connect with each other, while providing them with the tools and knowledge to make decisions in their lives.

Some initiatives include scholarships, retreats, patient assistance funding programs, and family-focused meetings where the organization shares key information about treatment options, insurance issues, and disease management. More information is available on the group’s website.

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