Since 2014 I have put on red shoes, walked a km a day (last year I drove 900 km across Canada), and posted pictures (and messages about FASD) on social media from September 1 – 9, leading up to International FASD Awareness Day.
Today, day 1 of my 2017 participation – I drove 99 kilometers to purchase a white t-shirt and transfers. (I live in a small town, so had to go to a larger town to find transfers!). Wearing red shoes is usually a great conversation starter, but this year I wanted to add something to the mix that might get more conversations flowing.
I’m not entirely pleased with how the transfer worked. It wasn’t a clear transfer – and it can’t be washed! I may have to take another drive to find something better – but for now, this will do.
So what about you? Care to join the challenge to rock out FASD?
The following is from the Red Shoes Rock Facebook page:
IT WILL TAKE MOVEMENT TO BUILD AWARENESS FOR FETAL ALCOHOL
Red Shoes Rock for FASD Awareness Movement – 9 rolls, 9 steps, 9 kicks, 9 nods, 9 waves, 9 blinks, 9 km or 9 miles a day – we love movement!
Walk, Run or Wheel 9 or 90 Km or Miles in 90 Days!
We believe we can Rock Out Awareness of Fetal Alcohol in a positive spirit!
1. Put on a pair of RED SHOES
2. Share your Rock Out photos for the next 90 days on our page
3. When someone asks about your shoes – TELL THEM ABOUT FASD!!!!
4. Share our page – share our messages – share the fun…
OK everyone – It’s time to go…
Let’s get our MOVE ON!!
LIKE our page and SHARE – Let’s get some movement going
– Get your Red Shoe Rock On!
My message for the first day is a sobering statistic (pun intended). Prevalence rates for FASD are between 3-5% (and could be higher). However, if we use 5%, that means there are almost 1.8 million Canadians with FASD.