National OI Awareness Week is April 30-May 7, 2022!

National OI Awareness Week is a week dedicated to raising awareness for OI and sharing your Unbreakable Spirit®. OI Awareness Week is scheduled around Wishbone Day (May 6), the international OI Awareness Day.  Each year during National OI Awareness Week, OI community members request state proclamations, hang flyers, hold events, and share social media posts to raise OI awareness.

How will YOU raise OI awareness this week?

Raise OI Awareness 

Proclaim National OI Awareness Week in your state!
To request a proclamation in your state, CLICK HERE, then follow the steps listed.

Raise OI Awareness on Social Media
Last year, we reached more than 200,000 people on social media during National OI Awareness Week! We need your help to reach even more this year! Be sure to like and share our #SHAREforAWARENESS posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages throughout the week!

Share Your OI Story
One of the best ways to raise awareness of osteogenesis imperfecta is to share your OI story and experiences. Gemma’s Corner, created in memory of OIF Founder Gemma Geisman, is a place where OI community members can share their OI story, as well as listen to others. Click here to listen to OI community member stories in Gemma’s Corner. We want to hear from you! To share your story, please record a 3 to 5 minute video and send it to jransome@oif.org. For more information, or if you need assistance recording or sending in your video, please contact the OI Foundation.


Support the OI Foundation

Create a Facebook Fundraiser
Invite your family and friends to join you in raising OI awareness and supporting the OI Foundation during National OI Awareness Week by creating a fundraiser for the OI Foundation on Facebook! Click here to get started!


Shop the OIF’s Online Store!
Have you ordered NEW OI awareness apparel from the OI Foundation’s online store? With adult, youth, toddler, and infant sizes, there is something for everyone! Support the OI Foundation and shop now at www.bonfire.com/store/oifstore.


Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser
Whether you are into salty or sweet, this awareness week fundraiser has something for everyone! Double Good popcorn is not only delicious but 50% of the sales go towards supporting the mission of the OI Foundation when you purchase from the OIF’s virtual popcorn store or create a store of your own! The OIF Popcorn store will be open May 3-7!

Click here to learn more or create your own popcorn shop for the OIF!


Bone China Tea
Bone China Tea participants can contribute to the OIF’s awareness, support and research efforts by enjoying a cup of tea in the comfort of their own home. The best part is, there is no event to plan! Simply invite your guests to enjoy a relaxing cup of tea at home and then make a gift to the OI Foundation with the money they may have saved by not going out to a real event.
While planning your Bone China Tea, you have the option to mail physical invitations to your guests, or hold the event completely online. Start planning your Bone China Tea event at www.oif.org/campaign/bonechinatea/.

Bone China Tea Shop
In honor of National OI Awareness Week and the 30th anniversary of the OIF’s Bone China Tea fundraising campaign, the OI Foundation has partnered again with Driven Coffee Roasters to offer the OI Community delicious loose-leaf tea, coffee blends, honey sticks, and snacks. 30% of sales from the OIF’s Bone China Tea shop will go towards supporting the work of the OI Foundation. Be sure to check out the online shop from April 22 – May 1, 2022.


 

Mark Your Calendar

April 22 – May 1, 2022
Bone China Tea Shop
The OI Foundation has partnered again with Driven Coffee Roasters to offer the OI Community delicious loose-leaf tea, coffee blends, honey sticks, and snacks. 30% of sales from the OIF’s Bone China Tea shop will go towards supporting the work of the OI Foundation.


May 1, 2022
Virtual Bone China Tea Party
Sip, Sip, Hooray! National Bone China Tea Day is just around the corner on May 1, 2022! Once again, we will be kicking off National OI Awareness Week with a Virtual Bone China Tea Party hosted by Bone China Tea Chair, Susie Wilson on May 1st at 3pm ET. Log on to connect with new and old friends while enjoying a relaxing cup of tea. This event will also include a raffle and teacup contest! Click here to register!


May 3 – 7, 2022
OI Foundation’s Double Good Popcorn Store
You can feel good about ordering these salty or sweet treats – not only will delicious popcorn be delivered to your doorstep, but 50% of sales will be donated to the OI Foundation! Double Good popcorn is a crowd favorite and perfect for gifts, so be sure to order a few extra for friends and family. With sixteen different flavor options, there is something for everyone! Be sure to check out the OIF’s popcorn store from May 3 to May 7, 2022.


May 6, 2022
Wishbone Day (International OI Awareness Day)
Wear your yellow in celebration of Wishbone Day! Each year on Wishbone Day, the OI Foundation shares facts about OI on social media every hour. Make sure you are following the OI Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you can help us raise OI awareness worldwide by liking and sharing every #SHAREforAWARENESS #OIawareness post!


 

We can’t wait to celebrate National OI Awareness Week with you!

We need YOUR help to proclaim National OI Awareness Week in every state!

To request a proclamation in your state, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on your state below.
  2. Suggested Proclamation Request Language and Suggested Proclamation language are available here. If required, you may copy/paste this into your proclamation request form.
  3. Once you have submitted the request, notify Christina at cteufert@oif.org. Please include your name and the state you submitted a proclamation request for.
  4. When you receive your proclamation, please send an electronic version to cteufert@oif.org. If you did not receive an electronic version, please send a photo of the mailed proclamation.

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Washington
Washington, DC
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If you have any questions, please contact Christina at cteufert@oif.org.

 

YOU BUTTER BELIEVE IT! The OI Foundation is excited to partner with Double Good popcorn for a four-day fundraising event during National OI Awareness Week. Not only will delicious popcorn be delivered to your doorstep, but 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the OI Foundation!

The OIF Popcorn store will be open May 3-7!

Before the fundraiser begins:
1. Download the Double Good app
2. Enter our Event Code VTNGKM in the app
3. Create your Pop-Up Store

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