November 14th, 2011   Group Blue, 20111114 NIKON D40 5346 920x212

As part of company wide events scheduled for World Diabetes Day, my coworkers and friends wore blue and take a group photo. We were encouraged to wear light blue clothing to work to help mark the official “Go Blue” day and take a team photo. Each team that submits a photo will have a chance to win a health-themed group lunch. The winning photo will be published on the company intranet.[^1]

Some of my colleagues work remotely and are only in the office a few times a week so I felt honored that my friend [Chris](http://twitter.com/imanenigma) took the effort to drive the almost two hours from his home, just for the group photo. As you can see, I used the opportunity to raise awareness of the [Big Blue Test](http://www.bigbluetest.org/).

My friend [Pamela Howell](http://plus.google.com/115762592480438625977/about) sent me an email reminding me that New Order has a song called, Blue Monday which reminded me of course of the Erasure song, Blue Savannah. Thanks Pam, but now I feel old.

At 1PM today, my employer hosted a World Diabetes Day “Lunch & Learn” which was broadcast live on our internal streaming video system. Speakers included [John Tsai](http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-tsai-md/4/98b/ab3), Vice President and Head of U.S. Pharmaceuticals Medical and [Patricia Doykos](http://www.linkedin.com/pub/patricia-mae-doykos/10/752/508), Direct of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation.[^2]

[^1]:NOTE: This was cross posted from my other blog.
[^2]:Disclaimer: This is my blog. These words are mine. Not my employers.