International Angelman Day (IAD) is observed on the 15th of February to raise awareness for Angelman Syndrome (AS).
Angelman syndrome is a rare neurogenetic disorder that affects chromosome 15, resulting in intellectual and developmental delay. It affects about 1 in 15,000 people.
We celebrate this day each year on the 15th of February in recognition of the 15th chromosome affected, and with February being International Rare Disease Month it is the perfect day!
You can raise awareness on this day by wearing blue and posting it to social media with the hashtags #internationalangelmanday or #iad.
Different cities across the world will also be lighting up different landmarks with blue floodlights in recognition of International Angelman Day.
Show your support and let’s let the world know about Angelman syndrome.
The Canadian Angelman Syndrome Society recognizes the inherent struggles of families with Angelman syndrome and strives to make life manageable, functional and supportive by funding education initiatives, research, and Angelman syndrome community events. This can only be accomplished by the generosity of donors and events such as the CASS Red Gala.
To Donate, simply click on the button anywhere on this site.