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.
By: Emily Gunderson, MOFAS Director of Communications
This September 9, 2014 will mark the 15th anniversary of International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day. FASD Awareness Day was created to alert people to the importance of not drinking alcohol during pregnancy and the need to provide effective services for individuals and families impacted by these disorders.
MOFAS will mark this special occasion with a series of activities and events throughout September, FASD Awareness Month, to create awareness and educate people on FASD:
NW PRC JoEllyn Steele will be handing out 049 chapsticks, baby onesies and brochures to women at the Miller Hill Mall Baby and Toddler Expo in Duluth on 9/27.
MOFAS’ Emily Gunderson will represent MOFAS at the annual Blooma Bellyrama on 9/13 at Lake Harriett. Over 400 mother-to-be, children, grandmothers and dads are expected to attend this outdoor yoga festival to celebrate moms and healthy babies. This is a perfect place and audience for MOFAS to share our love.hope.joy beautiful pregnant bellies too.
Social Media: Throughout the month different statistics and 049 messages will be posted on all social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. We encourage people to change their Facebook cover photo to “I support 049” and use the #FASDay hashtag.
Here in MN, over 100 babies are born each week with potential brain damage and life-long struggles that could have been prevented. Join in sharing the 049 message with your daughters, sisters, nieces, friends, co-workers. FASD is 100% preventable. For more information or to register for any of the FASD Awareness Month activities, visit www.proofalliance.org or contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org.