Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Day Ten, Cushing's Awareness Challenge

Blue and Yellow - we have those colors on ribbons, websites, tshirts, Cushing's Awareness Challenge logos and even cars.

This is the yellow PT cruiser I had rented for the Columbus, OH meeting in 2007. It was when we all met at Hoggy's for dinner although some of us travellers stayed at this hotel.

I'm the one in yellow and blue.

 

 

Later in 2007, I bought my own truly Cushie Car.  I even managed to get a butterfly on the tags.


So, where did all this blue and yellow come from, anyway?  The answer is so easy and without any thought that it will amaze you!

In July of 2000, I was talking with my dear friend Alice, who runs a wonderful menopause site, Power Surge, wondering why there weren't many support groups online (OR off!) for Cushing's and I wondered if I could start one myself and we decided that I could. This website (http://www.cushings-help.com) first went "live" July 21, 2000.  It was a one-page bit of information about Cushing's.  Nothing fancy.

I didn't know much about HTML (yet!) but I knew a little from what Alice had taught me and I used on my music studio site.  I didn't want to put as much work <COUGH!> into the Cushing's site as I had on the music studio site so I used a WYSIWYG web editor called Microsoft FrontPage.

One of their standard templates was - you guessed it! - blue and yellow.

TaDa!  Instant Cushie color scheme forever.  Turns out that the HTML that this software churned out was really awful and had to be entirely redone as the site grew.  But the colors stuck.

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