January marks the beginning of a new year and is typically a time when people make resolutions to better themselves. This year at CIRM, we’re shaking things up and making stem cell resolutions.
What’s your #StemCellResolution?
Our goal is to raise awareness about the importance of funding stem cell research and accelerating the development of safe and effective stem cell treatments for patients. We want to promote this goal not only within the scientific and patient communities but also within the general public.
That’s why we are challenging you (yes you the reader) to come up with your own stem cell resolution for 2017 and share it with us on social media during the month of January.
It’s easy and fun to participate. All you need to do is think of a resolution about stem cell research. If you’re a scientist, it could be making a resolution to apply for funding for your newest stem cell project. Don’t know anything about stem cells? How about making a resolution to learn about stem cell research for a specific disease? The options are endless!
After you decide on your resolution, you can post a selfie, video, or stem cell resolution graphic that we’ve designed (available on our website https://www.cirm.ca.gov/stemcellresolution) on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Make sure to write your resolution in your post, include the hashtag #stemcellresolution, and tag CIRM’s social media accounts.
Have more than one resolution? No problem! Feel free to post as many stem cell resolutions during January as you want. We also encourage you to share this campaign with your friends and challenge them to participate.
Check out our video for more details on how to participate:
There be prizes!
At the end of January, we will pick the most inspiring stem cell resolutions and blog about them on the Stem Cellar. We’ll also send the people who wrote those resolutions CIRM Stem Cell Champions t-shirts.
So, what are you waiting for? We want to hear from you!