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All because the general public don't understand their symptoms.
If you want to stop people with ataxia being mistreated by their employers; mistakenly kept overnight in airports or prison cells; told they can't achieve anything in life; refused alcohol while sober; denied welfare because their symptoms fluctuate; kicked out of bars and clubs while out with their mates; assumed to be cognitively impaired because they use a wheelchair; accused of lying and - perhaps worst of all, be misdiagnosed - then help people our public become ataxia aware.
Every year on 25 September, people affected by ataxia, researchers and members of ataxia-related organisations join forces across the globe to shout about the condition.
Last year, many of our Support Groups and Branches held awareness stalls in cities, went for trips out wearing their Ataxia UK t-shirts, or took to social media and joined in on our digital campaign.
This is the perfect day of the year to centre your events and awareness activities around. Ataxia UK can help you contact local press and promote your event, if you do!
If you collaborate with Ataxia UK to raise awareness, you're in for a winner:
Those are big numbers to get over two years. And we're not done yet.
Spreading the word doesn't always mean leafleting shoppers in the street - it can be done in many ways, that often double up as fun. Click on the boxes below to find a way you can raise awareness of ataxia, no matter who or where you are in the world. Or, better yet, sign up to our Ambassadors Project (launching in 2019) to train up and become an official spokesperson for the charity.
Share information on the condition with your healthcare professional.
"Children are the future." Teach your peers and teachers, and create a future public that's ataxia aware.
Share your story or promote your event in the local press, and spread the word to your community
Train up to share your story with the media, at ataxia training events, or by representing ataxia patients with the NHS - and much more
Band together with friends and family, or your local Ataxia UK Support Group/Branch to build a local awareness campaign with Ataxia UK
Take to your PC, Mac or smart device and spread the word online.