What You Can Do for RLS Awareness Day 2017

Ten Ways to Become an RLS Awareness Ambassador On Saturday, September 23, the RLS Foundation will join communities across the globe to...

Ten Ways to Become an RLS Awareness Ambassador

On Saturday, September 23, the RLS Foundation will join communities across the globe to celebrate RLS Awareness Day 2017. Held on the birth date of Professor Karl-Axel Ekbom, the Swedish neurologist who first described restless legs syndrome in 1945, Awareness Day is an opportunity to share key information about RLS with your network.

Please join us by taking just one step in the following list – or through an activity of your own. Together, we can make a difference and help build a more supportive world for families affected by RLS!

  1. Take a selfie or make a short video clip with your own RLS awareness message. Post it on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram – and ask your kids, grandkids and friends to do the same! Use the hashtag #MyRLS so we can hear your stories!
    The first 10 people to post a selfie, tag us and use #MyRLS will receive a FREE T-shirt!
  2. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper or TV station about your experience with RLS. RLS afflicts 7-8 percent of the global population, and your story will give a personal window into this often misunderstood disease!
    You can also be a guest blogger for the RLS Foundation – email us to learn more!
  3. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and show your support! Share the videos with your local newspaper, radio and TV media to spread the word about #RLSAwarenessDay2017!
  4. Whether an RLS Foundation T-shirt, an RLS magnet on your car, or a hand-written “RLS Awareness Day” sign, you can catch eyes and start conversations about RLS Awareness Day! Visit our shop for more ideas and to take advantage of a 25 percent discount!
  5. Share copies of Nightwalkers at your local library, doctor’s office, place of worship or other community gathering place! Want to request a free copy? Send us an email and we'll send you one!
  6. Ask a friend or family member to join you in watching an RLS Foundation webinar! Check out the free webinars available on our YouTube channel.
  7. Make the RLS Awareness Day 2017 image your Facebook profile picture! Click our Facebook profile pic to make it your own!
  8. Become an RLS Foundation volunteer! Learn more by visiting our website.
  9. Give the gift of membership! Our "Pay It Forward" initiative helps us provide RLS Foundation scholarship memberships to individuals in financial need.
  10. Tell us what you did for RLS Awareness Day!

Thank you to everyone who has participated in RLS Awareness Day activities so far - let's get creative and let's get going!

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