Good Growth=Good Health
Each 20 September, members of ICOSEP unite to send emails and post messages to social groups across the world. This effort is called the International Children’s Growth Awareness educational initiative. All emails and posts contain the exact same educational message:.
Is your child growing normally? Find out!
Because a child’s growth pattern is a major sign of his or her overall health!
For more information:
(insert the organization website address and photo of your choice)
Organizations, medical societies, corporate supporters and parents print and hang POSTERS and FLYERS in
- their offices
- car windows
- hand out flyers at work or at their child’s school
- work place memo boards and place hangers on neighbors doors or on the outside of mailboxes and doors.Families proudly wear t-shirts and post selfies to promote this message. This message is important because it is a first step towards helping the general public and new parents understand the importance of monitoring children’s growth, and irregular growth can be nature’s early warning sign of hidden (developing) medical problems.
United, we make more noise than we can by ourselves.
Join us and help save a child!
True or False?
Parents who complain that their child is too small, or developing too early or late are simply trying to make “designer” kids.
FALSE. Parents who face real growth problems want their children to be healthy. ICOSEP members are not embracing medical treatments for cosmetic purposes. For our children, there is a true medical need. These medical concerns and the legitimate medical treatments are often overshadowed by the sensationalized abuse of vital medicine such as growth hormone, by high profile celebrity and sports figures or anti-aging enthusiasts. So we take to the net to shout to the world…OUR KIDS DESERVE CARE! IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT HEIGHT-IT IS ABOUT THEIR HEALTH!
What good does spreading this information do?
Our simple message has helped concerned parents find online educational resources and experienced medical professionals….quickly! Serious problems like brain tumors have been identified with enough time to make a life long change for children.
Why should you get involved?
If/when you were searching for answers for your son or daughter…wouldn’t you hope that someone somewhere would spend 5 minutes once a year—to help? It is that simple and that important! Alone, we cannot possibly make enough noise to get the attention of the world…but together….we just might!
How you can help!
When it is time…send one email to your friends, family and everyone you can. Ask them to forward it on and continue the chain! There are a variety of Do’s and Don’t-s that we have learned (see links in the menu column) to make your time short and successful. Everything is ready for you to just copy, paste, email and print! It’s that simple! You could be the one person- whose email changes a child’s life! You don’t have to be a member of the Foundation to participate-just someone who cares about kids. Click and like the Facebook link below to stay in touch with the activities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Ordinary people doing extraordinary things together!!! Keep up with the Growth Awareness Day Campaign
“Like” the Growth Awareness Facebook Page
Medical partner organizations supporting this educational initiative include:
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
European Society of Pediatric Endocrinologists
Pediatric Endocrine Society
Pediatric Endocrine Nurse Society