International Ataxia Awareness Day
International Ataxia Awareness Day (IAAD) is on September 25 of each year. It is a coordinated effort from individuals and Ataxia organizations around the world to help shed light on this rare disease. What better way to get involved in the fight against Ataxia than IAAD? NAF is committed to leading the way on this outreach effort – but we need your help! We encourage individuals and disease organizations to join us by planning events and/or awareness campaigns for IAAD.
Organize or Join an Activity
Planning an event or activity is a great way to raise awareness and get others involved in taking action. Organizing your awareness activity on or around September 25, 2017 will help build strength of the awareness effort and draw media attention. Activities can be small or large, social or educational, informational or fundraiser – the possibilities are endless!
Post on Social Media
An easy and free way to help with Ataxia awareness is social media. You can post a personal story, facts, or information about Ataxia to help with the awareness efforts. NAF’s IAAD campaign kit will offer social media post ideas and images. You can follow NAF on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In to share our IAAD messages as well. Use #IAAD17 for your social media posts to help them be found/seen by others.
Donate for IAAD
Want to help with more than awareness? Donate and/or ask your friends and family to donate in your honor for IAAD.
Use NAF’s Campaign Materials
Looking for some handouts about Ataxia for your event? Or flyers to post at local venues? Shareable images for social media? NAF supplies printable and downloadable materials that you can use – free of charge! The IAAD Campaign Kit provides facts about Ataxia and suggestions for awareness topics. You can use the pieces of the kit that you find helpful and ignore the pieces that you don’t need. It is provided as a tool to help you generate ideas for your events and awareness campaigns.
Plan for IAAD
Post Your Event
Notify us of your IAAD event or fundraiser so that we can add it to the NAF events calendar and include it in our IAAD statistics report.