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Join us for LIVE events about the VCF & WTC Health Program Sept 7th & 8th

September 1, 2017

9/11 Health Watch, along with The FealGood Foundation and The FealGood Education & Outreach Program, is hosting two important Facebook Live events Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8 at 11 A.M. You can watch the segments live on the 9/11 Health Watch Facebook page.

In the meantime, we need your help to get the word out to 9/11 responders and survivors, as well as their families, so please share this email. Below you’ll find details on both events, as well as more information on how to share event information.

Thursday, Sept. 7 will be the first of two Facebook Live events at 11 A.M and will feature the Special Master of the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund, Rupa Bhattacharyya. The half-hour, live program will focus on explaining how the compensation fund works, who may qualify and where to go for more information. Responders and volunteers who were injured or made ill at Ground Zero, the Pentagon or the Shanksville crash site on 9/11 should tune in, along with lower Manhattan survivors — residents, students and workers who were in the area on and/or after 9/11 who were also injured or made ill.

On Friday, Sept. 8 at 11 A.M., our focus will shift to the World Trade Center Health Program, which provides medical treatment and medical monitoring for 9/11-related conditions for responders and survivors. During this half-hour Facebook Live event, Dr. John Howard, WTC Health Program Administrator, will explain the medical treatment and medical monitoring that may be available for responders and volunteers who were at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the Shanksville crash site, and also for survivors — residents, workers or students in lower Manhattan (below Houston Street) or in Northwest Brooklyn — on 9/11 and/or in the subsequent months, and who now have 9/11-related illnesses. Dr. Howard will also answer common questions that responders and survivors have related to the program. This medical assistance is available not only in the New York Metropolitan area but across the country. Anyone who thinks they may qualify, or who knows someone who may qualify should tune in.

Common Facebook Live Questions

How do I watch Facebook Live? Simply RSVP by clicking on the links for each date: Sept. 7 Facebook Live RSVP and Sept. 8 Facebook Live RSVP. Once you’ve successfully RSVP’d through your Facebook page, you’ll automatically receive a Facebook notification a few minutes before the event starts. Simply click on the notification and you’re set. If you don’t want to RSVP, you can also visit the 9/11 Health Watch Facebook page at 11 A.M. on Sept. 7 and 8. The top post on the page will include a link to the Facebook Live event.

How can I share information about the events on my Facebook page? The 9/11 Health Watch Facebook page has several posts about the events. Please share any of these posts with your Facebook friends to help us get the word out. To share a post, click “share” at the bottom of the post. A pop-up box will show up. Feel free to write something about the event. Then, click “post.” You’ve now shared the event on your Facebook wall, which ensures your friends will see it.

I can’t watch the event live. Will there be a way to watch the event once it’s over? Yes. We will post the full program on the 9/11 Health Watch Facebook page, The FealGood Foundation Facebook page and The FealGood Education & Outreach Program Facebook page shortly after the event. Please feel free to share the video once it is posted.

Thank you for taking the time to help us reach as many people as possible about this event and please share this email.