Raising awareness for an alcohol-free pregnancy

GETTING THROUGH a pregnancy without drinking provides lasting benefits for a child.

GETTING THROUGH a pregnancy without drinking provides lasting benefits for a child.

That’s the goal of FASD Awareness Day: to promote the importance of community support for an alcohol-free pregnancy.

And the annual event is coming up soon.

The day begins with a free pancake breakfast In the arena banquet room from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 9, followed by sirens and bells at 9:09 a.m., and a panel discussion on the effects of FASD at 9:30 a.m.

At George Little Park from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. will be free family activities and a free barbecue.

Everyone is welcome.

The day is commemorated on Sept. 9 each year to recognize the importance of the nine months of alcohol-free pregnancy to ensure the child is born with the best possible start to life.

It’s not only the responsibility of the mother to abstain from alcohol and drugs but also her family, friends and the community to support and encourage her during that time.

For more details, call Kermode Friendship Society at 635-1476.

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