International FASD Awareness Day 2018
FASD Awareness Day
9:09am on the 9th day of the 9th month is observed every year in recognition of the importance of being alcohol free for the nine months of a pregnancy
There is no known safe amount of alcohol which can be consumed during pregnancy and it is the responsibility of the whole community to support alcohol free pregnancies. Community events to mark FASD Awareness Day take place around the world. These provide opportunities for communities to raise awareness about FASD, to pause, reflect and consider the benefits of an alcohol free pregnancy, to support pregnant women and to share this prevention message around the world. NOFASD Australia has been involved in this campaign since the very beginning. Click here to read more about the history of International FASD Awareness Day.
We encourage you to become involved! You might like to host an event, post on social media, display information, or have conversations with people in your community. Our Information Pack provides further information. You may wish to download FASD Fact Sheets to distribute at an event, to play a webinar or provide your own presentation using our FASD 101 PowerPoint slides. NOFASD Australia also has printable posters for display.
We would love to hear how you are recognising International FASD Awareness Day! Please share your events on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages or email firstname.lastname@example.org with photos and a story about your event.
NOFASD has joined the Red Shoes Rock campaign, which was started by RJ Formanek, an adult with FASD. He decided to wear RED SHOES to stand out, be noticed and have some fun starting FASD conversations with strangers. With strong supports and increased awareness FASD can be prevented. Wear red shoes proudly to raise awareness about FASD. #RedShoesRock #FASDay