Red Shoes Rock for FASD!

September 9 marks International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness day.

On Saturday, a “Red Shoes Rock Banner” celebration hosted by Maryann Post of the FASD Advocacy Support Group to commemorate the placement of the banner (a first for Belleville) to promote awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder was held at the small parkette beside the banner location on the Front Street bridge at West Moira Street.

Belleville city councillors Bill Sandison, Garnet Thompson and Sean Kelly were in attendance along with a dozen supporters of the cause.

“To all those involved in the preparation of today’s activities we say thanks, and, in particular to Maryanne Post who, on behalf of the Advocacy Support Group is truly an ambassador within our community on behalf of all unborn children who are placed at risk when pregnant women consume alcohol,” Sandison said on behalf of Mayor Mitch Panciuk and council.

Post made a deputation at the Aug. 12 council meeting and council “wholeheartedly supported recognizing the 9th day of the 9th month as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day here in Belleville as part of the International Day to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. (Read more…)