FASD Awareness Walk – An Uplifting, Fun, and Informative Walk to Celebrate People with FASD
Join Able2 for a 0.9 km walk in downtown Ottawa in support of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The 4th edition of this event coincides with International FASD Awareness Day that is observed all over the world on September 9th (the 9th day of the 9th month) to represent 9 months of pregnancy.
Over 100 people, including families and friends of people with FASD, medical practitioners, caregivers, local FASD program partners and media will gather on September 12th to spread the word about FASD, debunk common myths, highlight local support programs and resources, and bring hope for early diagnosis and intervention.
FASD affects +/– 1.5 M Canadians – There is no safe amount and no safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy. We all have a role to play!