International Scoliosis Awareness Day 2015 - Saturday 27th June

Stop press: make sure you get your hands on a limited edition ISAD pin badge now available!

On Saturday 29th June 2013, the first ever International Scoliosis Awareness Day (ISAD) was launched! Headed by SAUK, people with scoliosis from around the world united to raise awareness and funds for curvature of the spine!

On Saturday 28th June 2014, the second ISAD was bigger and better than ever! The SAUK team came to Hyde Park to host the very first 'Great Scoliosis Bake Off'. Loads of you braved some pretty torrential summer showers to come along with your finest cakes and bakes. Take a look at the SAUK Facebook photo gallery to see what we got up to!

We really need everyone to help us raise awareness of scoliosis on a global scale so what will you do for ISAD?

Scoliosis is a relatively unknown condition and many people have never even heard of it.  The International Scoliosis Awareness Day is a great chance to create positive, public awareness about scoliosis, promote education, advocacy campaigns, and bring people together with the condition.  The day is an opportunity to shout about scoliosis, to help people understand what it is, and the impact that it can have on people’s lives. We will be working very closely with the Scoliosis Research Society in the USA to bring people together from around the world to run events, feature in the press, and most importantly show off their curves while having lots of fun!

So, what are you doing on Saturday 27th June 2015?

Think BIG: why not run an event for the awareness day? Hold a fete, have a party, host an awareness BBQ, head to your local park and have a picnic with blue scoliosis cupcakes, set up a stall in your local shopping centre, or set yourself a challenge! The options are endless!

Get media savvy: Why not approach your local newspaper or radio station with your story to see if they will feature you? It is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the condition and to tell people about the great work done by SAUK. Download the ISAD resources (coming soon) and send them to local media outlets - don't forget to tell them your story as they might feature you too!

Don’t just focus on one day: We don’t want a day to be a barrier for people getting involved, so if you want to choose another day close to the 27th that is absolutely fine!  Why not get your work or school involved on the Friday or the Monday?  You could have a dress down, or dress in blue day, or take cakes and biscuits in to sell to your colleagues or classmates!

Fundraise a variety of ways: use Virgin Money Giving for a convenient, user-friendly, and secure way to fundraise. Or use a sponsorship form for easy fundraising from your friends and family!

Help us promote the day: when the day approaches, change your Facebook profile picture to the ISAD logo (available on Facebook or email for a copy) and remember to update your status to tell people about the day. The more people that know about it, the more people will get involved to raise awareness and funds for scoliosis!

We'll be keeping you updated with developments so check back regularly!

Have any questions or ideas? Get in touch!

 

Last updated: 21st January 2015