Due to a computer glitch on Siblings Day April 10th many of you did not receive my email message about Siblings Day (see below). I am resending it now and hope you all had an enjoyable day!
Please visit our newly designed website at www.siblingsday.org and our Facebook page where you can find a recap of all the buzz and articles: www.facebook.com/siblingsday.
Happy National Siblings Day was a trending topic on twitter for the whole day on April 10th and April 11th! For those of you familiar with Twitter and social media, this is HUGE! The publicity that one gains from being a trending topic is enormous and part of the reason National Siblings Day went VIRAL! Yes- VIRAL! The Kardashian sisters, Whitney Port, Joel Madden and other high profile celebrities blogged and/or tweeted about Siblings Day! International Business Times also wrote a terrific article here: Happy National Siblings Day: How Did it Start? YouTube even made a post about it on their blog! Siblings on Youtube
Please follow us on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/siblingsday and like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/siblingsday and browse through all the celebrating that took place all across the internet!
Feel free to submit your sibling photos to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in our photo gallery in our website and also on our Facebook page (include your full name so we can tag you).
Thank you for being a part of our Siblings Day family and for your caring support.
President & Founder
Sent April 10, 2012
This is reminder that Siblings Day is April 10th. I would personally like to wish you a great day! We are still waiting to hear from the White House whether President Obama will officially establish the day by issuing a Presidential Proclamation. To date we have received an overwhelming response from 44 out of 50 governors who have issued gubernatorial proclamations. Each gubernatorial proclamation is very important in showing the power that such a proclamation can have in reminding us to appreciate, enjoy and celebrate our brotherhood and sisterhood.
For those who have a sibling you can celebrate by sending your siblings a card, gift, or phone call; making a dinner invitation; performing a good deed, favor, errand or chore; and in cases of siblings who are no longer with us consciously holding them in our memory and in other cases, can be a day of truce and more understanding.
I invite you to visit our newly designed website www.siblingsday.org- there you can send an e-card to your sibling with a personalized note, view your governor’s proclamation and find out about upcoming Sibling Day events held in NY on 5/3, NJ and PA on 4/10 and NM on 4/15.
We now have a photo gallery on our website as well as Facebook. Do you have a favorite sibling photo to submit to our gallery? All will be reviewed to be included on the site. Send your submission to: email@example.com. Follow us on Twitter: @SiblingsDay and like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/siblingsday
Happy Siblings Day!
Claudia Evart, President & Founder
Please forward this email to your siblings, friends and relatives…
SIBLINGS DAY FOUNDATION
MEDIA ALERT: APRIL 10 IS SIBLINGS DAY
WHAT: Siblings Day is a day where brothers and sisters reflect upon each other; enjoy time together or a phone call; in some cases, a day of truce and more understanding; or for others a day of love and appreciation.
WHEN: April 10. Claudia Evart chose that date to honor the memory of her late sister’s birthday, Lisette.
WHERE: U.S. and around the world.
WHY: Siblings Day follows the spirit of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grandparent’s Day – a great American tradition and celebration of family-unit values. It is an uplifting celebration honoring people who have shaped our values, beliefs and ideals. Siblings Day strengthens the family unit by reminding us that a bond with our siblings can be forever a special gift.
WHO: Claudia Evart initiated efforts to establish an official Siblings Day in the U.S. in 1996 and continues to campaign to reach that goal. In 1999, she established the Siblings Day Foundation (SDF), which is a New York-based and a Massachusetts-based organization. SDF became a non-profit organization in January 1999 and is headquartered in New York City.
CONTACT: Claudia Evart, Phone: 646-544-4780
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Garden State Discovery Museum (2040 Springdale Road – Cherry Hill, NJ 08003) is celebrating Siblings Days on Tuesday, April 10, during the general admission time, which is from 9:30am to 5:30pm. By bringing a sibling, one will receive a special offer; buy one admission pass and get the second admission pass for free.
Sibling Leadership Network is having the event called: “Salute to Siblings Celebration” to celebrate the Special Bond You Share, where siblings are invited to join the team on Tuesday, April 10th (National Sibling Day) from 5:30pm to 8:30 pm at Generations, 9 State Road, Media/PA. Cost of dinner is $20.00 per person and includes buffet dinner, music and program.
El Ranchito de los Niños is having a Mini-Golf event to celebrate National Siblings day on Sunday,April 15th from 4:00pm to 9:00pm at Hinkle Family Fun Center 12931 Indian School Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. There will be fun raffle prizes and more. Admission tickets are: $6.95 (ages 12 – adults), $4.95 (ages 5 -11) and $2.95(ages 4 and under). A portion of the price of the tickets will benefit the kids from El Ranchito de los Niños
Don Meyer, Director of the Sibling Support Project, will present at the YAI International Conference NYC, Hilton New York (1335 Avenue of the Americas New York 10019), on Thursday, May 3 from 1:15pm to 5:00pm. The presentation will be about “Brothers and Sisters of People with Special Needs: Unique Concerns, Unique Opportunities”. This presentation will be the centerpiece of a day of sessions devoted of people with disabilities. The day will end with a fun dinner where siblings can connect. Claudia Evart will be there.