Please help us turn DREAMS into REALITY with ACTION !!!

Awareness Day is September 18th. This year we are stealing (with permission) a fantastic theme from Pitt Mom Andrea Haefele. She has taken the idea of Awareness a step further and calls her movement #BeyondAwareness. Check out her excellent blog post here.

 

The idea is simple — awareness just isn’t enough. I have had the same feeling after our last three awareness days. On the day, in the moment, it feels great to have friends and family liking our posts on Facebook, showing our kids love. But I’m consistently left with a nagging feeling of what will this really do to garner support and progress for the other 364 days.

So, this Awareness Day, with Andrea’s permission (THANK YOU ANDREA!) we are launching the #BEYONDAWARENESS campaign and challenging every Pitt Parent to do SOMETHING that goes beyond clicking ‘like’ on Facebook. Maybe you’ll throw a fundraiser for research supported by the PHRF… but if that’s not your thing, no problem. Maybe you’ll make a presentation to your school about the importance of inclusion. Maybe you’ll spearhead an AAC conference in your community. Maybe you’ll lobby your local government for more accessible parks. Maybe you’ll take a few minutes to fill out the Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation Family Registry. This year, let’s make a REAL difference; one that goes well beyond Sept. 18th and Facebook. Let’s all pledge together to get off Facebook, get out and DO SOMETHING. If you need any ideas or help setting anything up please don’t hesitate to contact us at management@pitthopkins.org. HOW WILL YOU GO #BEYONDAWARENESS ?

Some fundraising ideas to get started

Have a different idea? We would love to hear how you are going #BeyondAwareness on September 18th!  Please write us at information@pitthopkins.org and share your idea!


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