Day 17: Before it was Cool

Hey Everyone, Eric again from the 30 Days Gang, here with your Day 17 challenge. Growing up one of my favorite songs, was “I was country when country wasn’t cool” by Barbara Mandrell. As I reviewed our list of tasks and saw this topic, the song came to mind, because 30 Days has been talking about this subject long before 2020 and COVID-19 came into our lives.

So call us trend setters… In fact we have had a “viral” challenges with our colleagues, 30 Days, 30 Ways UK the past several years regarding hand-washing. We have shared an old video about “Wash Your Handsington” by Washington State DOH. Yet today, we are once again reminded about the importance of proper hand-washing and good sanitation habits.

DAY 17 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your day 17 Challenge, we want you to create your own viral sensation… create a video showing how and the importance of proper handwashing. Not only share it with us but also share it on at least one of your social media accounts. Be sure to tag and mention 30 Days, 30 Ways.

Level Up: 5 pts For your level up, we want you to think about additional sanitation tips and tricks you have put together for your family’s health and safety during an emergency or disaster. Think about what you would do if toilets don’t flush, or no running water.


Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

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You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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