HOSA Members, As you all may know, Tyler’s Hope for A Dystonia Cure and UF HOSA have joined forces this month to help spread awareness of dystonia and raise attention for Dystonia Awareness Month! Did you know that over 500,000 in the United States suffer from dystonia? In fact, it is the third most common movement disorder in North America! Despite its impact on the community at large, only a few people are aware of dystonia, and its debilitating nature. During the month of September, we challenge all HOSA members to join in the battle against dystonia, and fight for the cure! Please see the following opportunities below for ways to get involved and show your support for Dystonia Awareness Month! -*Paint the 34th Wall*: Thank you to all our HOSA members who joined us last Friday, as we painted our support for Dystonia Awareness Month! It was a huge success and we look forward to carrying on this tradition next year. - *UF Football Orange Out*: Thank you to all our members that supported Dystonia Awareness Month by wearing orange to our previous football game against Kentucky! Go Gators! - *Dystonia Awareness Month Petition*: This month, Dystonia Awareness supporters have rallied together to bring attention to the US White House by creating a Dystonia Awareness Month Petition. This petition aims to make September Dystonia Awareness Month nationally. Please take the time to sign the petition, and be sure to share the link on your social media sites so your family and friends can sign as well. [ *http://wh.gov/lh5aj <http://wh.gov/lh5aj>*] -*Send us A Picture of your Suppor*t: Take a picture of you and your friends wearing orange! Send it to us at [log in to unmask] to be featured on our HOSA at UF Facebook, as well as the Tyler's Hope for a Dystonia Cure Facebook. - *Purchase a Beat Dystonia Tank Top*: Tank tops cost only $15 and they are a great way to spread awareness and support our very own Florida Gators. Please email us for more information and spread the word to your friends! -*Sign up to volunteer at the 2014 Wobtoberfest at the Tioga Town Center on September 27, 2014*: This event is hosted by the World of Beer and consists of a 5k, live music, Oktoberfest games, a children's play area, Rockwall, German themed food and treats, and beer. Proceeds are being donated to four local charities, including Tyler's Hope for a Dystonia Cure. We NEED volunteers for this event! If you or your friends are interested in volunteering, please email us the names of people attending, as well as their phone numbers and emails. The official sign up is found here: *http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b49a5a62aaa8-wobtoberfest/ <http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b49a5a62aaa8-wobtoberfest/>* Stay tuned for more opportunities to get involved with HOSA and we look forward to seeing you all at your next General Body Meeting! Have a great Day! J UF HOSA 'Like' us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/hosaatuf To unsubscribe from the HOSA listserv, send an email to [log in to unmask] with the following one-line message in the body: SIGNOFF HOSA-L.You will then be sent a confirmation message and an exit message from the listserv manager.