Here is a list of things you can do to help bring awareness. This list comes from the CTF website.
- Change your social media profile pictures to a photo of the Children's Tumor Foundation "End NF" ribbon, and encourage your friends and family to do so as well. The ribbon logo can be downloaded from http://www.facebook.com/childrenstmrfdn.
- Wear blue and green on May 17th which is World NF Day.
- Wear the Children's Tumor Foundation blue and green NF awareness wristband all month. Wristbands can be obtained by emailing Rosa Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Participate in or volunteer at an NF Walk or other community event organized by the Children's Tumor Foundation. Please go to www.ctf.org and click on "Local Events" or the "NF Walk" logo to find opportunities in your area.
- Create a fundraiser to benefit NF research. For example: Approach your Human Resources department about letting employees wear jeans to work if they make a $5.00 donation to the Children's Tumor Foundation, Host a bake sale or lemonade stand, or Ask a local restaurant or bar to donate part of their proceeds on a particular night.
- Put the "About NF" flyer up in your community (in your workplace, at the public library, in coffee shops, on civic center bulletin boards, in grocery stores, etc.) and pass them out to friends and coworkers. The flyer can be downloaded from http://www.ctf.org/images/pdf/flyeraboutnf.pdf.
- Tie blue and green ribbons around your car antenna or a tree in your front yard.
- Have some fun! Wear one blue sock and one green sock, and exchange socks with a friend or family member so they can do the same as well.
- Volunteer at a hospital or other community event.
- Share links to information about NF on Facebook and Twitter.
I hope that some of you will take just a couple moments and do just 2 or 3 things on this list to help educate those around you. Knowledge is power....and it is the power we need to find a cure!
If you do get a chance to do some of the things listed above, or get a chance to do your own things, please leave me a comment. I'd love to hear what everyone is doing to bring awareness to their community!