Sunday, March 15, 2009

Should I stay or should I go?

Some of the YSC people are talking about going to a conference in Philadelphia in April. Elizabeth Edwards is going to be there and they're having talks aimed at women who are living with mets. Part of me wants to go and hear what they have to say because it sounds interesting, and of course I'd love to meet up with people. But on the flip side, it's not a non-zero cost and traveling can be a hassle.

Looking at the website, it seems that they have scholarships that can be used to cover the registration, transportation and half of the hotel costs, even for people in Canada! So I've applied, and if I get the full amount I applied for I'll go. I put in an estimated airfare amount based on the rates I saw but I don't want to book something I might not get to do.

In the application I had to say why I need the grant and what I would do with the knowledge gained. I figure that I could work with Hopespring on bringing back some information for them. I hadn't actually thought that part through but I'm pretty sure I could work something out.

Anyways, we'll see - it's worth the few minutes to apply for the grant, and if I get it, then it might be a fun and worthwhile trip.

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