If so, Jeff and the moderators, would you consider giving the subject a section on the site for advocacy tips or a forum to discuss what people have done or might do along these lines to generate more public attention and encourage more of the silent majority to come out of the closet? As I've posted in the past, I'm aware that Jeff, the moderators and certain other people in the IBS community have put a lot of time, energy and resources into this site, into supporting people, raising awareness and organizing actions in the past, long before I personally had IBS. I honor that. But in the almost 2 years I have had IBS and been visiting this site, when other posters and I have periodically suggested concrete things people can do to further the cause for all of us, we've generally gotten very little response or apparent interest. Given the millions with IBS worldwide and the thousands of us on this site, I've always found that astounding and frustrating, especially compared to other health and disability groups representing conditions that are much rarer. As an example, and my impetus for posting again tonight, in a local publication, there was an article on a Crohn's and colitis awareness event and fundraiser. As I understand it, US prevalence of those is 1.4 million versus 30-60 million for IBS. Many people with IBS say that they are too embarrassed to come out of the closet, but people with Crohn's, colitis and other GI conditions often have similar symptoms and issues to many with IBS. so that cannot be the entire issue.I have some pre-IBS personal and professional experience in advocacy matters, and I would be glad to discuss the kinds of things I have already done or have considered doing as an individual to further the IBS cause for myself and all of us. But very often I feel as if I am trying to move mountains alone, and would be happy to find some like minded IBSers and tap into that for a more organized impact. A few percent of us cannot do it all, and as I've said before, this site has been very good for the day to day been there, done that kind of support. But at a certain point, it's preaching to the choir. If things are going to change, we as a community need to communicate the real deal to people without IBS, not just each other.