Happy Holidays! It is with great joy that I write to share with you our new awareness campaign – 1BlueString. And in the spirit of the season we have a holiday ‘gift’ for all of you (see shaded sentence below).
Our 1BlueString campaign is simple. We are asking guitarists, at all levels, to replace their low E guitar string (one of six strings) with one of our free, blue guitar strings, to symbolize the 1 in 6 men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood.
Simply go to 1BlueString.org and register to receive free blue strings (acoustic or electric) and free picks. Send us your name and address and we’ll rush them to you – at no cost.
In return, would you:
Play with 1BlueString, sharing the statistic that 1 in 6 men in the U.S. have faced unwanted or abusive sexual experiences before the age of 18.
- Share photos. If you feel comfortable, please upload a photo showing you and your blue string at 1BlueString.org. This is the engine for our campaign. Then click to share via Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ to let others see your support.
- Share our resources. Nearly 19 million men in the U.S. have unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in their past and some are in need of support. 1in6.org is the most comprehensive site in the world, providing unparalleled resources for men and their loved ones. Please do whatever you can to let others know about this incredible resource.
- Promote holiday giving that supports our efforts. 1in6 has a text-2-give number set up for micro-donations to support our work. You and others can text “STRING” to 80888 to make a $10 donation, or just direct people to the donate page at 1BlueString.org where you can make a donation of any amount.
So…if there’s a special holiday song that comes to mind it’s our hope that you’ll play it loud and often…with 1BlueString.
Warm holiday wishes,
Founder, Executive Director