Farmington run helps children with fetal alcohol disorders

A September 15 run/walk in Farmington’s Shiawassee Park will raise funds and awareness for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

Friends of FASD 5K

The Friends of FASD 5K chip-timed run starts at 8:30 a.m. All runners will get a T-shirt and medal, and there will be an after-race party and raffle. Participants can also participate virtually from other locations.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders cover a vast array of brain damage that presents itself differently in every affected child. Memory, executive functioning skills, sensory processing, social skills, developmental growth and processing speed are all affected.

However, children affected by FASD can make huge progress with access to the proper therapies, social skills groups, summer camps, and other support. All funds raised through the 5K will go to Friends of FASD, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to pay for therapies, social skills groups, and summer camps.

To learn more and register, visit http://bit.ly/FASD5K.