Julie, wow, that is fantastic about the Today Show opportunity! Getting the news out to the mainstream public is so important. So many "regular" folks will see it. I am imagining an adult daughter sitting in a waiting room with the Today Show on, waiting with her mom for an appointment and hearing your story, for instance. And if you guys are able to help get a little other media coverage going during the conference without negatively impacting your meet-up, that would be so worthwhile as well, I think.
Not to sound paranoid, but I've been a bit worried lately that since the approach of Dr. Bredesen et al is probably not going to make a lot of money for Big Pharma, it won't ever be "allowed" to be a mainstream medical option. Sort of the way standard diabetes treatment apparently has to involve continuing to eat processed garbage in moderation and using lots of prescriptions to manage the diabetes because that's how Big Food and Big Pharma make the big bucks. So getting the message out through celebrities like Maria Shriver, into the local papers, through VOA, maybe a PBS pledge special featuring Dr. Bredesen, etc., seems crucial to me.