May is Williams Syndrome Awareness Month, but you can help promote awareness or plan/host an event any time. If you would like to help promote WS Awareness and are looking for information, you have come to the right place! 

There are many opportunities for getting involved, from hosting a Walk for Williams to bake sales or library displays! You can also tell stories on social media and hold fundraisers that way. Whether you are a parent, friend, sibling, or neighbor of an individual with Williams syndrome, the role you play makes a difference. Thank you for your interest, for your support of the WS community, and for helping promote Williams Syndrome Awareness!

AWARENESS 2021

Areas of the country are now opening up for sizable group events – especially outdoors, and that means it will be safe to hold in-person walks in conjunction with our virtual walk later this summer. Our official virtual walk date is August 28th; we encourage all who would like to hold an in-person walk in August or early in the fall to start the process by reviewing the resources found on this page, then registering your walk below. 

 

HOW TO HOST AN AWARENESS EVENT

Want to host a Walk for Williams? All our walks across the country are hosted by amazing WSA volunteers with our support. Walks are generally in May, but they do not have to be. Some regions like them in April or the fall, which is great!

  • Download the coordinator manual to learn more.  
  • Once you are ready with your walk's details, register your walk by clicking the button below.

Sponsor Solicitation Letter 

Know any businesses who want to be a sponsor (we have levels and can give them recognition and naming/advertisement at an event) or provide an in-kind donation (think water, food, or an activity). We have a letter you can customize and send them. 

Click for letter

Printable Awareness Materials

Other Awareness Month Ideas

  • Tell your stories, give a presentation in your child's class or at work (email us for a template!), apply to your city or state government for a proclamation, and more! Learn more.
  • Want to host a different kind of fundraiser? Check out these great ideas!
  • Check out this fun tool to help find more donors and sponsors.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR EVENT COORDINATORS

After your event has been registered and approved, click here for all other resources, including solicitation letters, thank you letters and more. 

READY TO GET STARTED?