The SSPA has formed a group of members to come up with ideas to promote Dwarfism Awareness Month (DWAM) in 2013 and beyond.
The group currently consists of: Merry Young (Victoria), Alyssa Biddle (Tasmania), Graci Lynch (Victoria), Brittany Mamula (New South Wales), Sarah Darkin (Tasmania), Kobie and Sandra Lundie (Queensland). However, if you are interested in helping to co-ordinate DWAM this year and in the years to come, please drop us a line at: [email protected] or contact any one of us via phone or email.
We have the following proposal for 2013 DWAM!
We are looking to order and sell the ‘orange’ wristbands that were such a wonderful hit last year! We will also be looking at purchasing coffee mugs to sell also. Everyone drinks coffee right? Or maybe tea, but a coffee mug has so many uses!!!
Currently, a letter is being drafted to approach Bunnings Warehouse’s all around Australia to hold a sausage sizzle on a specified day in October. If you have a local Bunnings store that you would like to contact regarding holding a sausage sizzle, please contact us and let us know so that we can get a letter out to you. Letters will also be sent and co-ordinated with State Branch Secretaries and other nominated contacts, so you could also contact your state contact with information if you prefer.
If you are lucky enough to live in Victoria, a medical symposium will be held during the month of October to coincide with Dwarfism Awareness Month, so keep your eye out for more information on the date, time and location!
We are dedicated to making Dwarfism Awareness Month 2013 a success for all of Australia, so please let us know if you have any ideas for your area of Australia.
Please know that all monies raised will be raised for future promotion, education and information for our communities. We want to strive to make each DWAM bigger and better each year!
Please feel free to contact us at: [email protected] if you have any questions, concerns or comments re. the project.
Alternatively you can contact anyone in our group or your state contact via phone.
Looking forward to October 2013 and beyond!
All the very best,