The #WeeOne, my #daughter Sarah & I sporting our #REDShoes for #FASDay to #help raise #awareness about all of the #neurological #disabilities people have because their mothers chose to drink #alcohol while pregnant! This is a #disability that is 100% preventable!
Here’s some background on this special day.
Every year on September 9th, International #FASD Awareness Day is observed. Proclamations are issued in countries, states, provinces, and towns all around the world. Bells are rung at 9:09 a.m. in every time zone from New Zealand to Alaska. People all around the world gather for events to raise awareness about the #dangers of #drinking during #pregnancy and the plight of individuals and families who #struggle with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). The first FASDay was celebrated on 9/9/99. This day was chosen so that on the ninth day of the ninth month of the year, the world will remember that during the nine months of pregnancy a woman should #abstain from alcohol. Anytime is a good time to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).