International Angelman Day: What’s on & what you can do
This International Angelman Day.
The goal is to raise awareness of Angelman syndrome worldwide, mobilize people to action, encourage fundraising, promote research and educational resources and to remember those individuals with AS who are no longer with us.
It is a campaign that everyone – parents, family, friends, and even those that do not know an individual with Angelman syndrome – can get involved in.
The Angelman community has some extraordinary events lined up for you to participate in – together, we will make this amazing.
Celebrity Awareness Launch
On February 13th, several celebrities will take to social media to raise awareness about Angelman syndrome and show their support for FAST. They will post videos and tweets that may very well reach millions of people. Watch and ‘Like’ the FAST Facebook page for the first celebrity video launch Wednesday at 5:00 PM Central Standard Time. Additional celebrities will be showcased on Thursday.
Be a part of this first-ever social media blitz to raise awareness of and research funds for Angelman syndrome.
Other fun events taking place on or around International Angelman Day are :
|Join in on a Ruby TuesdayEvent on February 15th. Participating locations will donate 20% of your bill to FAST.You must present a location-specific flyer in order for FAST to receive the Give Back funds.Get your flyer on the Facebook event page here or email info@CureAngelman.org|
|Catch the Cure, Minden: A Small-Town, Big Heart Fundraiser Donate to the Firstgiving page even though the girls met their goal the week before the event, or if you live in Ontario, Canada get yourself to the event (be sure to spread news of it to your friends in the area too!)For more information or to donate click here|
|Hoops for Hope On Saturday, February 15th, families from Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, and Nebraska will celebrate IAD at the UNO/North Dakota State NCAA basketball game. Ralston Arena contains more message boards than any arena of its size, so UNO will be getting our message out in a BIG way!Join in/Spread the word/Thank themDetails: info@CureAngelman.org|
|Pizza with a Purpose|
Residents in California can help raise funds for FAST by bringing a flyer to two locations of California Pizza Kitchen on March 6th .Purchases include dine in, take out, catering, and all beverages.California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20% of your check to FAST.
Several Central California Chili’s will also be participating in IAD on February 17th -19th . Click here to get your flyer.