On the eve of The MAGIC Foundation’s Growth Awareness Campaign, I am excited to share with you this special message from one of their Co-Founders, Teresa Tucker.
The MAGIC Foundation created our Growth Spurt three years ago to promote awareness of growth disorders in children. We did not realize that it would launch into the world wide campaign of 2014 and a proclamation from the US Senate, declaring the third week of September “Growth Awareness Week”. This year, we expect to reach over 70 different countries and over 1 million parents. We email, text message, post to Facebook, Tweet, share videos, spread handouts, and post fliers, all to tell people… “Growth is a major factor in a child’s overall health”.
What you should know…
Measuring & plotting a child on a growth chart is one of the least expensive, most non-invasive forms of preventative medical care available. Normal children grow 2 to 2 1/2 inches per year, after the age of three. Children should not cross the percentile curve on a growth chart, either in a downward or upward motion. While we focus on growth, it is not all about growth… it’s about health. And most important is MAGIC’s Motto… “Children have a short time to grow, and a lifetime to live with the results“.
So join us in our campaign the week of September 15, 2014, because you never know if your message will be the one to change the life of a child. Click here to learn how you can help!
Teresa Tucker, The MAGIC Foundation