Red Shoes Rock - FASD Awareness Day
Have you heard of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)?
September 9, 2019 is "Red Shoes Rock" FASD Awareness Day!
FASD is an umbrella diagnostic term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual who was prenatally exposed to alcohol. Statistics show that 9 out of every 1000 births, can be affected by alcohol. These effects may include physical, cognitive, memory, behavioural and learning difficulties with lifelong implications.
GreenAngels' friend, Lauren Richardson, was born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD):
"I wasn’t diagnosed officially until 5 years ago, because FASD is a 'brain-based' and therefore, often invisible injury. I want to help spread the word: don't drink while pregnant!"
There is no safe level of drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
BC Transit has offered to team up with Lauren and put ads in their buses for Red Shoes Rock Day. A special day with a special message. Lauren's goal is to raise $2,300 towards the costs of designing and printing the ads. Not a lot of money for such a worthy cause!
Please help Lauren create AWARENESS for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder.
You can donate via her "GoFundMe" page here: https://www.gofundme.com/BC-Transit-Bus-line/donate