Last month, I wrote a post called “What’s the UV Index Where You Live?” Within, I wrote “I emailed one local TV station to ask why they don’t post the UV index…once I hear something, I’ll post their response.” Guess what? They responded.
Well, at first they didn’t, but I noticed over the last week that they started posting the UV index:
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I then found a video report on their website which I also posted on my Facebook page: http://www.wral.com/lifestyles/healthteam/video/9869796/#/vid9869796
I just found it very ironic that they started posting the UV index so soon after I wrote my email, so I went ahead and emailed them again through their website. This time, they responded as such:
Thank you for your e-mail now and from the recent past.
As you can tell, we take all suggestions seriously. I am pleased we are able to provide this important information.
Steven D. Hammel
Vice President & General Manager
It’s these little things that make a big difference. I never really thought my inquiry would lead to a true change, but it just goes to show you that merely asking or speaking up CAN make a difference. So I encourage you to do the same. Suggest to your local TV station or newspaper to do a piece on Melanoma, inform them of the “Dear 16-Year-Old Me” video, or ask them to post the UV Index every day.
Whatever it is, ask for it.