25 May 2011

Wishbone Day Celebration 2011

Wishbone Day 2011 was our second international awareness day for Osteogenesis Imperfecta and has been celebrated in communities across the world.  Wishbone Day 2011 is the largest community awareness day ever to raise awareness for OI worldwide.

We'd like to thank all those people who wore their yellow on Wishbone Day and for the overwhelming enthusiasm to support Wishbone Day to reach the world.   Watch the video to see how Wishbone Day was celebrated this year.

Plans are already well underway for Wishbone Day 2012!  So be prepared for an even bigger celebration next year!!

23 May 2011

Fireworks re-launch

We have re-launched the Wishbone Day promo video and included a few new photos. If you didn't make 'the cut' don't be concerned.

The 2011 Wishbone Day celebration video is only days away! Stay tuned for its launch soon.

11 May 2011

Wishy's new friends @ Disneyland

Today I met some great new friends at the Home of the Future at Disneyland.  I was impressed that they wore their yellow on Wishbone Day! Look how excited they are to be getting a photo with me :-) FEEL THE LOVE!!

This friend didn't quite get the concept of yellow but still he showed great 'unbreakable spirit' in the Indianna Jones Tunnel.  What an adventure!

08 May 2011

An adventure itinerary

I'm having such a great time. I'm getting pretty excited for the next part of my adventure! I've had quite a few invitations - I feel so loved XX

My friends back home tell me that they are working hard to put together a video slideshow of all the amazing Wishbone Day celebrations around the world.  I can't wait to see it!

Tonight I thought I would sit down at the computer and start to plan the rest of my world tour. I realised, I need you to help me do this.  What are the must attend OI events? Where are they and when are they?

Tell me your 'must-do' OI events by leaving me a comment below, so I can plan my world tour and be back in Sydney in time for Wishbone Day 2012!

Wishy having fun in LA!

I took a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard walk of fame as well!

Did you know that when Jo Ragen was about 10 years old, she was in hospital with a badly broken leg. She received a huge fruit basket, bunch of flowers and a get well card signed -- Steven Spielberg.  I wonder if he wore Yellow on Wishbone Day?

Here I am enjoying a beautiful trip on the steam boat.
Las Vegas here I come!

Here I am having a great time. The Jungle ride at Disneyland was great fun!

07 May 2011

Touch Down!

After a very long 17 hour flight from Sydney to LA, I've touched down safe and sound. I'm feeling a bit jet lagged and tired so I'm going to get comfy in my big bed for a well earned nap.

Another big day of adventure coming up soon!

06 May 2011


Wishbone Day 2011 has exceeded all expectations - yet again! 

We've had communities all over the world celebrate WIshbone Day and raise awareness of OI. Those who celebrated with us last year had plans for a bigger and better Wishbone Day this year. They achieved! Well done!! We also welcomed many new Wishbone Day supporters this year.

Our Wishbone Day ambassadors have been creative in their awareness raising.  By far these are the best Wishbone Day TShirt creations.  Don't they look great?!

Here is Catie sharing her Wishbone Day message with her peers at school.  

And Jakob produced this great video to help his school friends to understand OI better and learn about Wishbone Day.

We've received hundreds of photo contributions and all I can say is that I have never seen so much yellow in all of my life!  Truly amazing!!  Here is a sneak peek of some Wishbone Day celebrations :-)  

Be sure to send your photos to be included in our Wishbone Day photo album.  We're updating our album daily so send in your photo contributions!  For Facebook users many of the photos are available on www.facebook.com/WishboneDay.  If you're not on Facebook never fear, all the photos will soon be viewable directly from our website - so, watch this space!

An official Wishbone Day video is in the making.  If you'd like your photo to be included in the Wishbone Day 2011 video (or photo album) please make sure your photos are submitted no later than Monday 23 May.  You can send your photo contributions to info@wishboneday.com

It's been a busy few days for Wishbone Day with the majority of events taking place over the weekend. We also know that in many parts of the world Wishbone Day celebrations will continue for a couple weeks as part of conferences, clinics and other organised activities. Please keep us posted on your events as they happen! and don't forget to send your photos.

I'd like to thank everyone for the amazing journey that Wishbone Day 2011 has been so far. The support and awareness shown around the world has been incredible!  

We'd like to finish our post today by asking you to comment on this post. Tell us: What does Wishbone Day mean to you?

Checked in and ready to fly!

It was a very early start today!  I was up at 4.30am to drive across Sydney to the Airport.  I arrived at the airport in plenty of time, checked my luggage in and now I'm all ready to leave Sydney to begin my big Wishbone Day adventure across the World!

Jo is helping me add updates to the Wishbone Day blog as I go - so stay tuned! You'll get to hear all about my adventures and see photos.

I'm so pleased that I got a seat on the plane with plenty of leg room.  I hope they have good inflight movies for the long 17 hour flight across the world.  Excited!


Hello everyone!

My name is Wishy and I'm the mascot for Wishbone Day! I'm about to take off on a big new adventure around the world for Wishbone Day!

I am stoked to be leaving Sydney on Wishbone Day, 6 May 2011 for Los Angeles, USA!! Go me! I'm going to look around LA for a week before going to Las Vegas baby! I've never travelled before, so I'm very very excited!

After that, I'm going back to Sydney to pick up my new itinerary and start a tour around Australia.  Who knows where I will go after that?! Maybe your place?

All I know is that I have to be back in Sydney by Wishbone Day 2012!  Please contact Jo at Wishbone Day if you can put me up for a few nights when I'm in your country! 

You can say hello to me by posting me a comment below too - I love getting messages!

05 May 2011

It's Wishbone Day eve!

Did you know that it will be Wishbone Day in New Zealand first!?  Closely followed by Australia, Japan, Tokyo and China, Nepal, France and the UK then Brazil, Canada and finally the USA!    With a few others in between.  

The next 48 hours we will see Wishbone Day celebrations right across the world.

Enjoy this time with family and friends!  and be sure to send us your celebration photos!!!!!
Happy Wishbone Day friends.

03 May 2011

Just 3 days to go!

Wishbone Day is almost here!  I'm excited!

It's brilliant to see so many great celebrations being planned around the world.  We know that in 2011 Wishbone Day will be celebrated across Australia, Oceania, North and South America, Asia and Europe.

This year we have welcomed many new friends from around the world and look forward to this growing trend as Wishbone Day reaches more people to raise awareness.

If you are not represented on our Wishbone Day map (below) please drop us an email to let us know that you will be celebrating Wishbone Day where you live. We want to acknowledge everyone celebrating Wishbone Day in the world!!
Wishbone Day celebrations have been busy in the planning phases.  Ribbons, t-shirts, posters, jewellery, trinkets and other yellow decorations have filled living rooms, offices and school class rooms across the world in preparation for celebrations this week.  We know there's going to be Wishbone Day classroom and office activities, picnics, parties, morning and afternoon teas.

If you're still looking for some creative inspiration for your own Wishbone Day celebrations take a look at the Wishbone Day Bright Ideas shared by our Wishbone Day supporters around the world. If you have something to share drop us a note and let us know. We love reading your comments - so please click on the comments link below and tell us what you're planning.

Our friends in Spain have begun our Wishbone Day celebrations with a pre-Wishbone Day family reunion.   A great day had by all and lots of yellow to raise positive awareness of OI.  

Remember we LOVE your photos of your Wishbone Day celebrations - so please share them with us! We want the world to see how Wishbone Day 2011 was celebrated around the world.

Send your photos to info@wishboneday.com so we can include the images in our Wishbone Day 2011 video slideshow!