International Gala and FASD Awareness Month Activities Highlight Busy September for NOFAS

On September 17, NOFAS is hosting what promises to be an exciting and inspirational evening at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C. The 2015 NOFAS International Gala will honor distinguished leaders, celebrate families touched by FASD, and recognize nations on the front lines of the FASD movement. Nicholas, a young man succeeding despite challenges with FASD, Senator Lisa Murkowski, a tireless champion for the cause, and the Ambassador from Canada, His Excellency Gary Doer are only a few of the special guests joining NOFAS.

Visit nofas.org to learn more, and to buy your ticket or make a tax-deductible contribution today in support of the Gala and the NOFAS mission.

Last month, NOFAS announced that September is FASD Awareness Month. Among NOFAS-sponsored activities are a Twitter Chat with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on September 9th, FASD Awareness Day (Awareness Day was established in 1999 and its success led to the new, month-long observance of FASD throughout September). Follow along using the hashtag #NIAAAchat where you can tweet and retweet FASD messages.

Also on the 9th, the European FASD Alliance’s Too Young to Drink campaign will be unveiled. NOFAS is an official partner, and will photograph campaign images at recognizable sites around Washington, D.C. for posting on Facebook and other social media. Read the campaign press release to learn more.

You can also check out what others are doing this month and add your event to the NOFAS calendar from the Awareness Month page on the NOFAS website.

All month long do your part to raise awareness of the needs of individuals and families living with FASD and the risk of prenatal alcohol exposure.