Thank you to the DMRF community for all you did to increase awareness of dystonia during September – National Dystonia Awareness Month. Your activities helped to further our strong desire to help everyone understand what dystonia is, how it changes lives, and how they can help end it!
Below is a list of just a few highlights that took place last month, made possible by our awareness all-star volunteers:
- The U.S. Senate approved a proclamation that recognized September as National Dystonia Awareness Month.
- A statement was read on the floor of the US House of Representatives and entered into the Congressional Record that September is National Dystonia Awareness Month.
- The International Peace Bridge between the USA and Canada was lit in blue lights in commemoration of dystonia awareness.
- Governors in numerous states declared September as Dystonia Awareness Month.
- Mayors, city councils, and other public officials across the country recognized September as Dystonia Awareness Month with proclamations and official statements.
- Schools and local businesses in multiple communities “went blue” to recognize dystonia awareness and honor local families.
- Dystonia Zoo Walks and community events created awareness in major metropolitan areas about dystonia.
- Volunteers distributed Dystonia Moves Me buttons, stickers, and info cards to friends, neighbors, colleagues, and local business/community leaders throughout September.
- For additional highlights, visit: www.dystonia-foundation.org/dystonia-moves-me.
We are grateful to everyone who made an effort in September to share their story, create awareness, and increase awareness of dystonia. You all have helped to make a big difference. Your ideas for how we can build on the success of this year for 2017 are welcome. Please send your suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and congratulations on your successful efforts!
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