October is fast approaching. And what does that mean? Halloween? Fall? Closer to christmas? Well yeah, that’s true, but it’s also… Dwarfism awareness month. More specifically, the 25th of October is world Dwarfism day. So what does all this mean?
It’s quite simple really. Dwarfism awareness month and World dwarfism day were created to raise awareness about and celebrate little people and dwarfism in general. To celebrate, you buy presents for all the fabulous little people in your life… Just kidding. No seriously don’t do that, save it for the holidays.
The truth is that celebrating Dwarfism awareness is about as simple as explaining what it is. You can celebrate by holding events to raise awareness, posting a message about the month of october at work, school, or even online, and telling all your friends about the importance of the month. Include general information about dwarfism and point them to websites where they can learn more. Oh, and ask them to join us in preventing the use of derogatory language towards LP by taking the M-word pledge.
This year I’m also holding a dwarfism awareness fundraiser for LPA, so I encourage taking a look at that page as well. Even if you can’t donate you can share the link so that perhaps others can.
I’m doing my part to raise awareness by holding events at school, posting online, and of course I’ve taken the pledge. What will you do? share your awareness efforts on facebook and twitter and they just might be shared on this page.