Thank you for participating in our 2016 Spina Bifida Awareness Month!

We are happy to be building on our 2015 Awareness Month theme in 2016 and continuing to go #BeyondAllLimits for the Spina Bifida Community! Beyond All Limits embodies the spirit of boundless opportunity for all that are part of the Spina Bifida Community. The goal of this year’s campaign is to increase the awareness of the Spina Bifida Community to the general population including our needs, support opportunities (community events and legislative advocacy efforts), advancements in research, and overall health care education.

As you may remember, last year during Spina Bifida (SB) Awareness Month we asked community members to tell us how they go #BeyondAllLimits. We received thousands of organic stories from the SB Community across a variety of digital platforms last October as a result of this campaign. This October we are asking the SB Community to “Go Beyond All Limits in Teal” for Spina Bifida Awareness Month in an effort to capitalize on the color teal and increase visual recognition of the SB Community and SBA brand. This ask will be included in all our written and visual content. We want the world to “Go #BeyondAllLimits in TEAL” by wearing teal on World Spina Bifida Day, October 25, 2016! AND, to help keep the momentum going we want our audiences to “Go Beyond the Teal and Donate” to ensure the continued advancement of Spina Bifida health care research, prevention (folic acid education, community support efforts, and legislative advocacy efforts) across the country.

There are many ways you can become an active participant in Awareness Month this year and help spread the word to educate others on Spina Bifida! You can use this toolkit as a resource to stay active and engaged throughout all of October.  We will implement a user generated content campaign to create an interactive and engaging experience for the Spina Bifida community, network, and extended participants.  The primary platform will be social media and include web, community and individual collaborations, along with Walk-N-Roll involvement. Join us this October as we kick-start Awareness Month with our Social Media campaign, #TealForSB and #BeyondAllLimits in TEAL, where we will wash our social media channels and all our content in teal to start raising awareness for Spina Bifida! We want to thank you for your year round support and can’t wait to go #BeyondAllLimits with you!

Looking for more ways to get involved? Check out the 2016 Awareness Month Toolkit! 

Are you on social Media? Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest! And, you can Support SBA and Spina Bifida by changing your social media profile photos! Check out our Twibbon campaign!