Get Ready for National Essential Tremor Awareness Month
Help us “Make ET the Talk of the Town”with our FREE posters!
Each March, we host a huge awareness campaign to help achieve greater understanding and acceptance of essential tremor. This year’s theme is “Make ET the Talk of the Town.”
In preparation, we are offering our awareness posters FREE. With the message, “Your Shaking Might Be a Sign of Essential Tremor,” the poster defines ET and gives some overall facts. The posters can be hung in the workplace, local community center, library or other public places. Just complete the online form to receive yours.
We’re also looking for your stories. Share how ET impacts your life to educate others. We’ll share these as a blog posts on our website. Send them to Tammy Dodderidge, IETF Marketing and Communications Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch your mail for a special NETA Month awareness letter and see our NETA lunchbox cooler and soft bound journal. With a donation to the IETF, you can receive one or both of these items. Or go to our ET Awareness website page to learn more.
Steady Your Hands with Readi-Steadi
Our latest Talking Essential Tremor podcast focuses on the Readi-Steadi Anti-Tremor Orthotic Glove System. IETF Executive Director Patrick McCartney visits with Readi-Steadi creator Krista Madere, licensed occupational therapist. She developed this assistive device to help patients gain control of their hand tremors. Her studies show it provides a 50 percent reduction in tremor.
Click here to listen to “Steady Your Hands with Readi-Steadi.”
The Talking Essential Tremor podcast series includes more than a dozen audio recordings focusing on topics such as assistive devices, investigational drugs for ET, surgical options and personal stories of hope. Listen to them on the IETF website.
Stay Up-to-Date on All Things ET with Tremor Talk Magazine
The IETF publishes the 32-page full-color Tremor Talk magazine three times a year as a resource for the essential tremor (ET) community. It includes updates in the areas of ET research, awareness, education and support. If you are an annual donor, you automatically are added to our mailing list.
Our latest issue features an overview of research into how many people are impacted by ET, written by Dr. Elan Louis, with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Click here to see a preview.