Wear Red! Julia’s Wings Awareness Week Kicks Off on Monday

February 29 through March 6 is the 2nd Annual Operation Wear Red Campaign to help raise awareness of Aplastic Anemia! First Selectman of Sherman, Clay Cope, First Selectwoman of New Fairfield, Susan Chapman, and their Boards; along with the Mayor of New Milford, David Gronbach, just issued formal proclamations and are encouraging their communities to get involved.

The Malsin family from Sherman, who lost their daughter a few years ago to Aplastic Anemia, recently started a non-profit organization called the Julia’s Wings Foundation (JWF), which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation committed to raising awareness of Aplastic Anemia.

Through building awareness, JWF hopes to one day to find a cure for Aplastic Anemia, which is a rare and serious bone marrow disease that affects 600-900 Americans each year. This disease can strike people of any age, race or gender. But it is more common among children, teenagers and young adults. It’s the non-profit organizations like JWF that are paving the way with research funds targeted at finding a cure for Aplastic Anemia.

Sherman Town Hall
Photo Credit: Sherman Town Hall photo contributed by Julia’s Wings.

How you can help… Last year’s first Operation Wear Red campaign was a huge success, thanks to an overwhelming amount of individual and organization participation. Now, JWF would like for schools, businesses, and organizations to wear red and cover almost anything in red! Some simple ideas are hockey / athletic tape, sport laces, armbands, ribbons on mailboxes, etc.

Please also “like” Julia’s Wings Foundation on Facebook and post photos of your organization participating in Operation Wear Red. For more information and to participate contact juliaswings@gmail.com or make a donation at juliaswings.org

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