You can now register here for Not Putting on a Shirt’s Walk on Oct 23rd (Tuesday). Registration is easy and FREE! This allows us to have an idea of how many people are planning to attend the event. Unregistered walkers are also welcome to attend the Walk – we will make a registration sheet available on-site.
Walk participants will assemble in downtown Cleveland at the blue NPoaS registration tent at the center of Willard Park starting at 12:30pm EST. At 1:00pm, we will start the Walk route, which is a short (under a mile) loop around Huntington Convention Center. We will be staying on the sidewalk, just like we did on Sept 8th, exercising our First Amendment right to peaceably assemble. We will traverse the loop twice and then meet back at the tent for refreshments.
How did we choose Oct 23rd? Much like with an awful mastectomy result, someone else chose it for us… Cleveland Clinic is holding their own event, an annual “Innovation Summit,” from Oct 22-24th. It’s a good opportunity to make sure that we, the patients, are seen and heard by the people who hold the power in the medical community. Not Putting on a Shirt will be there to demand that Cleveland Clinic – and the entire surgical establishment across the US and beyond – protect their patients from unethical surgeons who would inflict flat denial upon their patients. It’s not too much to ask, folks!
Protest signs will be available at the registration tent in limited quantity, so feel free to bring your own. Wear your Not Putting on a Shirt t-shirt (we have quite a few still available for purchase here!), or if you’re a survivor, you may join NPoaS founder Kim Bowles in shirtless protest.
Please be aware that there may be new media coverage of this event.
Stay tuned for more details.