We can rock a BowTie … can you?
Posted on June 15th, 2012 by Rachel
We’re celebrating Father’s Day and helping kids with disabilities … by wearing BowTies! Easter Seals is partnering with BowTie Cause, an organization launched in 2010 to challenge others to rock a BowTie for a cause that they believe in. They’ve made us a special Make the First Five Count BowTie, and we’re asking Easter Seals supporters to wear one today, Friday, June 15th, for BowTie Friday.
We’ve sent out hundreds of BowTies to TV anchors, so watch for them. Your local meteorologist could be rockin’ one for Make the First Five Count! If you love our style, you can order your very own Make the First Five Count BowTie online.
This has been one of the most interesting and quite possibly in the top ten coolest projects I’ve worked on. BowTies are stylish! I think they’re a great conversation piece and a very creative way to raise awareness. Here are ways you can help:
- Wear your Make the First Five Count BowTie to spread awareness about the importance of early identification and early intervention services for kids with disabilities,
- Encourage all dads, moms, grandparents and caregivers to visit MaketheFirstFiveCount.org for a free, online developmental screening to track their child’s progress and development,
- Tweet your BowTie picture to @Easter_Seals and use #MFFC.
If you do plan on tweeting, use these other important handles, too: @DhaniJones, @BowTieCause, @Ken_Rosenthal and @BowTieCEO.
Why? Because early identification and services are key for every kid’s success. Every year, more than one million children with unidentified disabilities and developmental delays enter school with learning and health issues that have a lasting, negative effect on their ability to meet their full potential.
Healthy, happy kids ready to enter school on par with their peers and set to learn — what better Father’s Day gift is there?
Source: Easter Seals And Autism (http://www.easterseals.com)
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