September 9, 2019 is "Red Shoes Rock" FASD Awareness Day!
GreenAngels' friend, Lauren Richardson, was born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. 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. (Read the recent article on CBC Radio.)
FASD is a 'brain-based' and, therefore, invisible disability. Lauren wants to spread the word: there is no safe level of drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
Lauren reached her goal of $2,300 and BC Transit has placed ads on their buses for Red Shoes Rock Day! Congratulations Lauren! And thank you to all who contributed to this worthy cause.
Find out more by visiting the Red Shoes Rock Facebook page.