International Ataxia Awareness Day (IAAD)
The "International Ataxia Awareness Day" is an international effort from ataxia organizations around the world to dedicate September 25 as International Ataxia Awareness Day. Each participating country, state, or individual may have a specific plan for this event.
Creating Ataxia Awareness
The goal of IAAD is for every individual to participate in some activity, creating awareness about ataxia. You could share something you know about ataxia with one other person who has never heard of it, educate a group of people by speaking at a school or civic group, contact the media, or raise financial support. International Ataxia Awareness Day has grown over the years, and more ideas keep coming in. You can download the IAAD kit which contains ideas for involvement, and view the Ataxia Presentation.
We welcome you to share your experiences and ask you to submit your tried and true activities so that we may include them in future guides, giving inspiration and direction to others as they get involved in IAAD.
Share Your Awareness Message
You, your family, your friends, and/or your co-workers can share your ataxia awareness message(s). Take a photo or video of yourself or your group with your message(s) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Below are some message examples. Hard copies of these examples can be requested by contacting NAF at email@example.com or (763) 553-0020.
Below you'll find messages in three different sizes. Use the last item, "Your Message Here" to create a customized message"
- I Will Not Let Ataxia Defeat Me
- I Will Not Let Ataxia Define Me
- Your Custom Message Here
International Ataxia Awareness Day Kit (IAAD Kit)
Thank you for your interest in International Ataxia Awareness Day and the National Ataxia Foundation. This awareness kit is your guide to promoting International Ataxia Awareness Day in your community.
The kit includes the following:
- Press Release
- Awareness Poster
- Additional Items Available
- IAAD Items
- "Ataxia is not a Foreign Cab" Items
- Items Order Form
- Opportunities & Ideas for Involvement
- Information on how to Create Ataxia Awareness
- Much more?
The kit can be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat format by clicking here
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2015 International Ataxia Awareness Day (IAAD)
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