Raleigh, NC 27610
Every year 40,000 babies are born in this country with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is the leading cause of intellectual disabilities and is 100% preventable.
The FASD Committee of Mecklenburg County began creating awareness around this public health issue in 2004. Through funding from The Mecklenburg County Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Board and the March of Dimes, they have been able to educate thousands of young men and women on the dangers of drinking while pregnant. In 2011, The FASD Committee of Mecklenburg pledged support to build upon their successes and grow the local committee in to a state-wide initiative.
In order to move forward with this statewide effort, input is needed from both the public and private sector. If interested in attending the first meeting on Monday, July 9th from 1 – 4pm, please contact Lauren Borchert at 704-332-4535 x 102 or email@example.com by June 29th.