Spring 2012: Message From The NRSF President
Already, this year is shaping up to be a busy year as we extend our Reye’s Syndrome education and awareness outreach.
This year, we are asking families to come together in support of Reye’s Syndrome awareness. We are asking the older generations to impart their knowledge to the younger generations, and we invite those younger generations to become active in supporting Reye’s Syndrome education and awareness. Until we find a cure for Reye’s Syndrome, we must continue putting the message out; Kids and aspirin products don’t mix! We must hand Reye’s Syndrome awareness down from generation to generation until we find a cure!
The uniqueness of the National Reye’s Syndrome Foundation is that all involved are family. My wife, Terri, and I have met most of you, and your families, at annual meetings, at hospital bedsides, at chapter gatherings, and at various fund raising events over the years. The Foundation itself is one big family, with one single goal in mind; the eradication of a monstrous disease! We don’t have hundreds of thousands of members, or donors. We know each of you by name, and the name of your loved one attacked by Reye’s Syndrome. You are not a stranger, you are family.
In today’s electronic world, it is easier than ever to stay in touch, and it is easier than ever to create support for Reye’s Syndrome education and awareness.
How simple it is to ask your boss if every Friday, or every third Friday of the month be designated a Reye’s Syndrome Awareness Friday, and perhaps a ‘dress down day’, or potluck can be held with proceeds donated to the NRSF in support of educational programs. Or maybe one sports game at school each year can be dedicated to Reye’s Syndrome Awareness and ticket proceeds donated to the NRSF for educational programs. And, for all those who have ‘friends’ on Facebook and other social media sites, creating a Birthday Wish Cause, or Memorial, with the NRSF as recipient of the gift, is a wonderful and so easy way to support Reye’s Syndrome Awareness. It also helps the NRSF family grow stronger in outreach programs.
We are in this together, you and I. We are partners in a common cause.
We are guardians of children past, present and future, and we shall not let them down.
Join the NRSF family in this most important cause.