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Hi Everyone, The weather will be gorgeous this Saturday, with more and more blooms to enjoy in Golden Gate Park. Come hang out with other lesbian and bisexual women, make new friends, greet old ones, and get some exercise! Janet will be leading this week’s walk, and afterwards those who want to prolong the fun will walk to Pacific Grill for lunch before returning to our starting point. Last Saturday 17 of us showed up to celebrate our third anniversary and welcome our founder, Michelle, back to our walking community — a great beginning to our 4th year. As always, we gather at 11 a.m. every Saturday in front of the Conservatory of Flowers. Walks are level and last about 90 minutes, and are wheelchair-accessible. Dogs and kids are welcome to join us. There is parking available on Conservatory Drive (East and West). Conservatory Drive surrounds the back of the Conservatory of Flowers and turns just before and after the Conservatory grounds from John F. Kennedy Drive. JFK Drive comes into the park from Stanyon (stay right). The purpose of the San Francisco Walking Dykes is: to build community for lesbians in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area while promoting health and wellness. We welcome lesbians from every "walk of life" and aim to build friendships, provide support to one another, celebrate our differences and diversity while always recognizing our fundamental unity and humanity.
Hello fellow Walking Dykes! We are writing to invite you to participate in a research study about health literacy and confidence about healthcare situations among older LGBT people. Participation is totally voluntary. If you decide to participate, you will complete one or two online surveys (the link to the survey is posted below). The first survey takes about 20 minutes, and you will be asked if you want to participate in a second survey that takes only 5-10 minutes. The beginning section of the survey outlines all the details about the study. We will keep all information confidential, and there are no costs associated with the study. There are no benefits to you personally. You will be eligible to enter a drawing for a chance to win one of five $25 gift cards. We would also appreciate it if you would forward this email to your friends who fit the criteria (age 40 or older, identifies as LGBT, and can complete an online survey in English). Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6VKC7KD This project was approved by the Institutional Review Board at San Francisco State University (Protocol #14-13) on April 1, 2014 and expires on March 31, 2015.