July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month
In 2018, we began our #starttheGBSconversation campaign to highlight that any initiative -big or small- can make an impact. Some GBS families hosted fundraising events, some made awareness accessories, and some simply talked with someone about GBS. They may have taken different routes, but they all helped spread GBS awareness and took our cause another step further. So we want to keep up the momentum and take it another step! We want to utilize the power we have as a community. Together, we can be the change we want to see surrounding group B!
While we encourage you to continue to #starttheGBSconversation, there are also many ways you can help change GBS awareness in your community! Consider talking to or sharing GBS awareness materials with health care professionals or families in your area. You can even contact your local newspaper, TV news channel, or radio station and ask them to do a piece on GBS awareness. Creating a fundraiser can help promote awareness while also supporting Group B Strep International (GBSI) and our mission to spread awareness worldwide! We also would humbly ask that you consider a donation to help support GBSI.
Want to share your story about GBS, awareness efforts, or encourage others - let us know!
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All too often, the potential GBS has to harm babies is not recognized, and all too often, parents are caught unaware of how to help protect their babies from GBS. Help GBSI support parents and providers partnering to promote GBS awareness and prevention. You can make a difference for families worldwide by learning, contributing, and sharing about GBS!
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
– Margaret Mead