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Chicagoland Motorcycle F.A.S.T. Ride to Fight Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder:
Date:8/4/2009

e pregnant. FASD includes the diagnoses of:

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS),
  • Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE),
  • Partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (PFAS),
  • Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND), and
  • Alcohol-Related Birth Defects (ARBD).

Each differs in terms of physical, mental, and behavioral disabilities and can include learning disabilities, mental retardation, hyperactivity and behavior problems.

The U.S. Surgeon General recommends several steps to avoid alcohol-related birth defects, including:

  • A pregnant woman should not drink alcohol during pregnancy
  • A pregnant woman who has already consumed alcohol during her pregnancy should stop in order to further minimize risks.
  • A woman who is considering becoming pregnant should abstain from alcohol.

F.A.S.T. Ride sponsors include DKM Insurance Advisors, K Squared Communications, Galway's Bar & Grill, Geico Insurance, Illinois Harley-Davidson, Law Tigers, Meritan Health, Peerless, Personal Preference, Inc., SportDecals and TCF Bank.

About FASTeam

Fetal Alcohol Support Team, FASTeam, is dedicated to raising the awareness of and aid in the prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. More information about the annual charity motorcycle is available at www.fastride.us or by calling 630 418 3300. For more information about the FASTeam or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder visit www.fasteam.org.


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