Been thinking a bit and then a bit more.
I have some ideas that might be or might not be useful, but here is what I think about what could be done.
For most of us its simple and we understand how thyroid works ,but there are a lot of people who find it just Hebrew. Like my so called boyfriend or whatever he is, just cannot get it when I go on and on about the details and numbers and talk about T4 and T3 and conversion. He is not stupid, I think... lol ... no he is not stupid, but its very weird world to him.
If we want to raise the awareness we should also present facts in simple words as if it is too difficult to decipher, it wont reach people.
If someone has any type of graphic skills we could make funny posters or drawings we could share, some type of logos or something people can use on Facebook, twitter, you name it. Or we could print leaflets and posters that are visually attractive to draw attention.
Fundraising for TUK, well how about t-shirts, key chain, coffee mugs, whatever you can quickly design on for example cafepress and the money can be donate to TUK or whomever. I know there are some items sold on TUK shop, but we could hopefully extend it a bit with something maybe funny?
Funny t-shirts patients could wear on campaigns, going to doctors etc. Funny postcards , witty statements etc. About hypothyroidism you can joke a bit, me think.
We should make ourselves look like a group of people that are sympathetic , intelligent and funny too. So we would not just be seen as a group possibly menopausal cranky old cows who have nothing better to do (as that's what most doctors seem to think)
Interviews that could be videoed , polls on streets? Could publish them on Youtube or..?
I am not suggesting this all to be done and now, but I figure this is going to be a long battle and I think we should not just concentrate on striking hard once, but keep bombarding continuously. Remember, I am Finnish and we won the epic winter war against Russia so we Finns have that type of kamikaze attitude Yippee ki-yay!!!!