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.
August 2, 2013
Non-Profit Uses Book Club to engage and educate on disability
Book Club: First 100 participants get FREE book
Are you in a book club? Or just need a good new read for the Fall? This September, join the MOFAS Book Club and hundreds of people around MN to read When Rain Hurts. The first 100 people who sign up will receive a FREE copy of the book. Additional copies will be available at a discounted rate through Red Hen Press.
When Rain Hurts is the story about one mother’s quest to find a magical path of healing and forgiveness for her son, a boy so damaged by the double whammy of prenatal alcohol abuse and the stark rigors of Russian orphanage life that he was feral by the time of his adoption at age three. “What I wanted was a family,” writes Mary Greene, “not a booby-trapped marathon that lacked a finished line.” In this intimate and unflinching memoir, Greene describes the space between her dreams of motherhood and the reality of life with an adopted child suffering from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). When Rain Hurts is emotionally complex, fascinating, gritty, exhausting and teeming with protective mother-energy and love.
To celebrate FASD Awareness Month which is September, the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) is inviting people to learn more about the challenges of FASD by reading When Rain Hurts. The hope is to get people talking about the issue and bring FASD out of the shadows, and create mainstream awareness for this permanent, yet 100% preventable disability.
For more information or to register, go to . Books will be mailed out after September 3, 2013. A live chat with the author Mary Greene is planned for Thursday, October 3 from noon – 1 PM (CT) to further discuss the book and topic. Registration is required HERE. Discussions are also encouraged on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mofasorg.
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