If you're looking for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) you have come to the right place. We have some exciting news about our organization. We have a new name! MOFAS has officially been renamed Proof Alliance. Our mission remains the same: to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and to improve the quality of life for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
We now have the proof that prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of brain injury in children. We have the proof that FASD is 100% preventable and people living with an FASD can reach 100% of their potential.
We seek to build powerful alliances with people with an FASD, their families, legislators, experts in the field, new partners, and community members to bring awareness, research, and services to this field.
Proof Alliance is rebranding, expanding, and we're moving! We have a new logo, website, and prevention campaign to help change the norms around drinking during pregnancy. And in May 2019 we will be moving to a stand-alone building. Proof Alliance commits to the people of Minnesota and we will continue to develop transformative programs to help Minnesotans impacted by FASD.
MOFAS Honors Congressman Jim Ramstad at 9th Annual Benefit for MOFAS
April 5, 2012- Retired Congressman Jim Ramstad was honored by the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) at its 9th Annual Benefit which took place on April 1, 2012, for being a long time champion of substance abuse prevention and for his personal passion, political expertise, courage, perseverance and leadership on mental and chemical health issues.
More than any other member of Congress, Jim Ramstad spent his entire career standing up and speaking out on chemical addiction, treatment and recovery and advocating for greater access to and expansion of quality treatment for those struggling with the disease of addiction. His work on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 helped end discrimination against people who need addiction treatment, and as Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders beginning in 2004, Jim helped raise national awareness for FASD and the danger of prenatal alcohol exposure.
Over 200 guests including former Governor Arne Carlson and Susan Carlson, who is the co-founder and president of MOFAS, were on hand for a night of celebrating and honoring Jim and all of his accomplishments. The event raises money to support continued education and prevention efforts as well as support activities for families and individuals affected by prenatal alcohol exposure. MOFAS was founded in 1998 by former First Lady, Susan Carlson, and works around the state of Minnesota to educate and train about the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and to provide intervention and support for those individuals and families
For more information contact MOFAS at 651-917-2370 or toll-free 1-866-90-MOFAS; 1885 University Avenue, Suite 395, St. Paul, MN 55104; mofas.org.
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