We’ll be celebrating Gastroschisis Awareness Day throughout the month of July. Find an event near you!


This year on July 30th, Gastroschisis Awareness Day, Avery’s Angels Gastroschisis Foundation will celebrate our 6 year anniversary. Over the years, AAGF has been working hard towards our goal of Awareness, Research, and Support. We’ve come a long way. The community support for AAGF has been tremendous since our start and we have been able to impact so many global lives with the help of so many active volunteers, supporters, and fans. We look forward to be able to continue to service the gastroschisis world through providing family support, promoting medical research, and community awareness. The rates of occurrence of gastroschisis have risen steadily and our cause is more important than ever. Help us Remember, Honor, and Hope this year by going to your local Awareness Day event.


August 2nd 12:00 pm at Tempe Beach Park Splash Pad
Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281United States
Organizer: Shikala Dickerson, [email protected], (231) 580-7877


July 19th 1:00 pm at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park
Rosecrans Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90621 United States
Organizer: Alexis Swierstra, [email protected]


August 1st 10:30 am at Kailua Beach Park
526 Kawailoa Rd, Kailua, HI 96734 United States (808) 233-7300
Organizer: Thea Warren, [email protected], (301) 848-1128


July 26th  2:00 pm  at Burdette Park Clubhouse
5301 Nurrenbern Road, Evansville, IN 47712 United States (812) 435-5602
Organizer: Lyndsey Carroll, [email protected]


July 25th 2:00 pm at City Park
755 Park Avenue, Madisonville, KY 42431 United States (270) 824-2156
Organizer: Tonya Miller, [email protected]


July 30th 4:00 pm at Red Oak Bistro
6390 Crain Hwy, La Plata, Maryland 20646 United States
Organizer: Erin White,  [email protected], (301) 752-0321


August 1st 11:30 am at Roosevelt Park Community Center
900 Oak Ridge Road, Muskegon, MI 49441 United States
Organizer: Laquesha Smith, [email protected]

August 1st 3:00 pm at Oshtemo Township Park
7275 W. Main Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 United States
Organizer: Jennifer MacKay, [email protected], (269) 921-0599


August 1st 3:00 pm at Zachary’s Playground at Hawk Ridge Park
8392 Orf Road, Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367 United States
Organizer: Kaitlyn Pitman, [email protected]

New Hampshire

August 22nd 12:00 – 3:00 pm at Plymouth Town Common
Post Office Square, Plymouth, NH 03264 United States
Organizer: Megan Abjornson, [email protected]


August 1st 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Crutcho Public School
2401 N Air Depot Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73141 United States
Organizer: Rebecca Betts, [email protected]


July 25th 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Houston Playground
900 Grakyn Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States (215) 685-2597
Organizer: Toni Chester, [email protected], (610) 731-5824

July 30th 5:30 pm at Mingo Creek County Park
3111 Route 136, Finleyville, PA 15332 United States (724) 228-6867
Organizer: Staci Culp, [email protected], (724) 802-3614


July 26th 2:00 pm at Winged Deer Park
4137 Bristol Highway, Johnson City, TN 37601 United States (423) 283-5815
Organizer: Sarah Parker, [email protected], (423) 914-7882


July 30th 7:00 pm at Discovery Green
1500 McKinney, Houston, TX 77010 United States (713) 400-7336
Organizer: Brittany Isham, [email protected]


August 1st 1:00 pm at Fisher Basin Community Park
SE 192nd Avenue and SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98683 United States
Organizer: Autumn Keever, [email protected]

West Virginia

July 26th 2:00 pm at Canvas Ruritan Building and Park
Route 39 E, Canvas, WV 26662 United States
Organizer: Jordan Bennett, [email protected], (304) 618-7186

Thank you to the following businesses for lighting up and showing support for Gastroschisis Awareness Day

Wells Fargo’s Duke Energy Center in Charlotte, NC
Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, TN
Niagra Falls (Will be lit at 10 p.m. for 15 minutes)
BOMA/Chicago building members (July 25th-31st)
The Saint Louis Science Center’s James S. McDonnell Planetarium
One Liberty Place in Philadelphia, PA
PECO Building in Philadelphia, PA (Displaying a message for Gastroschisis Awareness Day)
The CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Phoenix Tower in Houston,TX
City Hall in Houston, TX
Bank of America Tower in Dallas, TX
The WoodmenLife building in Omaha, NE