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It’s Definitely PIDD Awareness Month at the IDF Office!

PIDD Awareness Month is well underway here at the IDF office! Wearing your favorite zebra apparel is not the only way staff members are showing their IDF spirit, but they are also participating in activities and raising funds for IDF.

Celebrations kicked off April 2 at a staff breakfast with a showcase of zebra attire, from a zebra tie to zebra nail art; the staff member who displays the most spirit will be recognized at the end of the month with the Zebra Spirit Award. To promote IDF to our neighbors, staff volunteers set up a table in the lobby of IDF’s office building in Towson, MD and distributed materials April 4.

IDF staff celebrate PIDD Awareness Month, April 2012.

The creative minds of IDF competed in the Office Decoration Contest April 13, which challenged staff to execute an original decoration theme that celebrated PIDD Awareness. Four teams competed, and each developed very unique themes. Team 1 recreated the kitchen table where Marcia Boyle, President and Founder, first created IDF. Team 2 took inspiration from Dancing with the Stars for Dancing with the Zebras. Team 3 illustrated the journey from diagnosis and getting treatment to leading a healthy fulfilling life, including attending prom and taking vacations. Team 4’s Election 2012 theme earned them first place with clever decorations and a “Presidential” video:

The month’s festivities will wrap up with a Game Day April 25 and IDF Employee Strikes for Stripes April 30. For Strikes for Stripes, employees are raising funds for the bowling event by taking the Zebra Challenge and creating their personal fundraising pages through Crowd Rise. For casual Fridays, staff members are asked to make a donation to IDF when they dress casually. Anyone can Take the Zebra Challenge and raise funds for IDF! Click here for more info.

We encourage our community to share what they are doing for PIDD Awareness Month. We want to keep the momentum going!

IDF Office Decoration Contest - Team 1 recreated Marcia Boyle’s kitchen table, where she started IDF. The team then surrounded the table with characters from IDF’s children’s book “Our Immune System.”

IDF Office Decoration Contest - Team 2’s Dancing with the Zebras included celebrities dancing for PIDD Awareness.

IDF Office Decorating Contest – Team 3 showed how patients can have a healthy, fulfilling life, including attending celebrations like prom.

IDF Office Decoration Contest - Team 4’s Election 2012 theme featuring Uncle Sam posters and much more earned them first place.

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