International Angelman Day (IAD) is an opportunity to raise awareness of Angelman syndrome globally! Two AS parents started IAD in 2012 and engaged 31 Angelman syndrome organisations worldwide to join their efforts. Today, IAD has grown to over 50 AS organisations participating worldwide!
February 15th is significant because February is Rare Disease Month, and the 15th refers to the 15th chromosome, which is the chromosome impacted by Angelman syndrome.
The purpose of this day is to:
- Raise awareness worldwide of the condition;
- Mobilise people to action & encourage fundraising for the individual organisation in their country;
- Promote research and educational resources in the organisation’s own country; and
- Remember those people with Angelman syndrome who are no longer with us. -Angelman Day Info
Please participate by
- Organising a Cakes & Smiles event
- Wearing blue
- Contacting your local private and council/government buildings and ask them to light the buildings up in blue on February 15
- Spreading the word by liking and reposting our Facebook and Instagram publications using hashtag #CureAngelmanNow
IAD is an opportunity to raise awareness for Angelman syndrome. Check out a few of the resources you can use and share with your community: