April is Sjögren’s Awareness Month and we wanted to do something to give back to you our listener, so we held a contest.
Lupe & Brian: Welcome to another episode of Sjogren’s Strong.
Brian: A weekly show discussing how to live an active and healthy lifestyle despite having a diagnosis of Sjogren’s Syndrome.
Lupe: This is Lupe.
Brian: And this is Brian.
Brian: April is Sjogren’s awareness month and we wanted to do something to give back to you, our listener. So, we held a contest.
Lupe: But before we announce the two winners, we want to share with you what the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation did for the month of April.
Brian: So, the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation did something pretty cool. They launched a new campaign called the 30 Faces of Sjogren’s. And they did this to bring attention to the autoimmune disease. And what they did on Facebook, they posted a short little bio about an individual every single day for the month of April.
Lupe: And it was pretty cool because, I mean you had people from every age range. You had kids, teenagers, males, females. Yeah, there was quite a variety.
Lupe: If you don’t follow the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation on Facebook, please do so. They do great work that benefits us all. So let’s announce the winner now, Brian.
Brian: Well, before we do that, I want to talk about you, cause you been stressed out and we talked quite a bit about your stress last episode. So what’s going on?
Lupe: You see my smile?
Brian: I do see a smile.
Lupe: My stress is gone. All of it. All of it is gone!
Brian: It was a light switch.
Lupe: It was just like boop – gone.
Brian: And, and when, when did this switch get flipped?
Lupe: So, okay. So, I gave my two week notice, right. And the first week was a little weird. And the second week, seemed kind of normal, but I was still kind of trying to avoid my manager. Because it was just weird, right? And you know what I wasn’t doing? I wasn’t drinking enough water because I was trying to avoid going to the bathroom so I wouldn’t accidentally bump into her.
Lupe: But um, on Thursday at around lunch time, I decided that Thursday was going to be my last day. So, I left the about 2 o’clock. I just told everybody peace out. I’m sneaking out early. And, um, I decided that I wasn’t going to go back that Friday. And as soon as I walked out, I just felt this weight lifted. It was amazing.
Brian: It was amazing for me to have her come home, not this bundle of nerves. So, I’m glad you made the decision you made and you got to relax this weekend and have fun with the family.
Lupe: If I would’ve known it was that, I would have made a week ago, my last day. But I didn’t want to go out like that so, I did the right thing.
Brian: You did. You did.
Lupe: Can we announce the winners now?
Brian: Before we announced the winners? Let’s talk about the numbers. Thank you to everybody who entered this contest. We had 94 entries, so 94 contestants. And because you got more entrees if you shared and followed us and shared it on Twitter and whatnot, we had 303 entries from those 94 contestants.
Brian: So again, we really appreciate each and every one of you, out there helping to share the word of Sjogren’s Strong, participate in our Sjogren’s Syndrome Awareness month giveaway. So thank you very much!
Lupe: We actually had one contestant earn 48 and entries. How about that?
Brian: Yeah, that was absolutely amazing.
Lupe: Thank you for sharing and posting and all that good stuff. So can we announce the winners now?
Brian: Before we get to that.
Lupe: Agh, so much suspense!
Brian: So, we’re going to read off enough of an identifier of the email addresses of the winners. And when we do, you’re going to be receiving an email from us and we need you to reply with your shipping address so we can get the book and the mug out to you.
Brian: And remember they are coming from different warehouses so they will not arrive together but our contact information will be in the footer. If there’s any issues with receiving the book and/or mug, let us know. We will fix it immediately.
Brian: So, you’ll get an email, you’ll hear it here on the show. Please get back to us as soon as possible. The sooner you get back to us, the sooner the stuff will be on the road to you. And if we do not hear back from the two names we’re getting ready to announce within 7-days, we are going to redraw. You will lose your spot. So, please email us as soon as possible.
Lupe: Can we announce the winner now? I’m like a little girl, please?
Brian: Just kidding.
Lupe: So, congratulations to dataentrytared and 64bh2013! Uh, you will be receiving emails from us shortly. Please reply with the shipping address so we can get your mugs and books out to you as soon as possible.
Brian: Congratulations to the both of you and thank you to all who entered.
Lupe: It was fun. I had a lot of fun doing that.
Brian: We really want to encourage everybody to check out the 30 Faces of Sjogren’s on the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation website. It reinforces the fact that we are not alone in this journey.
Lupe: Until next time, sip costly and stay hydrated.
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