SD73 Joins Together to Celebrate and Raise Awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Posted On Thursday September 07, 2023

Red Shoes Rock, Together We’re Unstoppable. Join together to support persons who live with hidden differences of FASD.

September is FASD Awareness Month. We encourage you to wear Red Shoes on September 8, 2023.

Why “Rock in Red”?

There are tens of thousands of people and their families living with FASD who:

  • Need friends and understanding.
  • Need support to live safely in our communities.
  • Need to participate in life and have a purpose.

The Story of Red Shoes Rock

RJ Formanek is an adult with FASD, and he decided to wear RED SHOES to stand out, be noticed, and have some fun starting the FASD conversation with strangers in 2013. Back then it was all about:

  • Turning invisibility into visibility.
  • Creating conversation.
  • Changing stigma into understanding and acceptance.

Red Shoes Rock states that “I am not alone; I stand with others who either have or care about this disability.” Red Shoes Rock starts conversations person to person in truth, with respect and genuine interest.

Join Us on September 8th! Students and staff are encouraged to wear red on September 8th to show support for those living with FASD!

For more information:

Visit the Red Shoes Rock website for inspiring stories and resources.

Explore the resources available at for comprehensive information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Find additional resources at

Let's come together, wear our red shoes, and make a difference in the lives of those affected by FASD. Together, we are unstoppable!

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