04.9K FASD Awareness Walk, Run, Roll!

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If you haven’t signed up for the 2nd Annual 04.9K Fetal Alcohol Awareness Walk, Run, Roll there is still time!

The 04.9K Awareness Walk, Run.(which is a clever way of saying Zero (0) alcohol Four (4) Nine (9) months) is a FREE family event includes kids activities, trivia games, prizes, refreshments, treats, music and MORE! Register here.

The Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County (SACK) has received grant funding from Proof Alliance (formerly Minnesota Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome). SACK and partner host, Recovering Hope Treatment Center, are excited to have been awarded a $2500 grant from Proof Alliance for a second year in a row.  The 2nd Annual FASD 04.9K Awareness Walk, Run, and Roll on Saturday, May 11, 2019, beginning at 10 a.m. Funding for this grant provides SACK and Recovering Hope Treatment Center the opportunity to bring a family friendly event to our community and raise awareness of a disease is 100% preventable.

Each year, over 7,000 babies are born in Minnesota with prenatal alcohol exposure. Prenatal exposer to alcohol continues to be a public health issue and puts an exposed child at risk for a range of physical and neurodevelopmental disabilities, known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), that persist across their lifespan. The lifetime cost for an individual with an FASD can be as high as $2.9 million, and FASD is estimated to cost Minnesotans $131 million each year to support families and individuals with this disorder.

Since 1998, Proof Alliance has worked to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and to improve the quality of life for those living with FASD. For more information about FASD, visit proofalliance.org.

 

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