Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Day

To raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), University of New Mexico Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) FAS Prevention Program invites students, faculty and staff to wear red shoes or red socks on Wednesday, Sept. 9, which is International FAS Awareness Day.

Stop by their table outside the Student Union Building from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and flash your red gear for a free slice of pizza.

Take pictures, make a video of you or your friends rocking your red shoes or socks. You can post pictures or videos on Facebook at Prevent FASD or go to Preventfas.com and follow the Facebook link. Tweet your pics @PreventFASD.

Additionally, UNM CASAA Education and Outreach Manager Jerome Romero will appear on a variety of television shows promoting FAS including New Mexico Style on KASA Fox 2 and KOB-TV's Good Day New Mexico at 11 a.m. (Channel 4).

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a birth defect that is 100 percent preventable. Help save a child from lifelong problems by promoting alcohol free pregnancies.

For more information call Romero at (505) 925-2302.