We’ll be celebrating Gastroschisis Awareness Day throughout the months of July and August. Find an event near you! This year on July 30th, Gastroschisis Awareness Day, Avery’s Angels Gastroschisis Foundation will celebrate our 10 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.

*Please be sure to contact each individual event organizer for specifics*


July 28th at 2:00 pm
6251 Park S Drive Bessemer, Alabama 35022
Organizer: Cecilia Bentley, [email protected]


July 28th at 2:00 pm at Goldwater Lake
Prescott, Arizona 86303
Organizer: Victoria Hansen, [email protected]


July 27th at 1:00 pm at Pioneer Park
Sienna Hills Drive San Diego, California 92127
Organizer: Jennifer Gonzalez, [email protected]


July 28th at 2:00 pm at Rose Hill Hospitality House
605 26 ½ Rd. Grand Junction, Colorado 81506
Organizer: Liz Tuck, [email protected]


July 6th at 12:00 pm at Falcon’s Grove
144 Prout Hill Rd. Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Organizer: Kailani Gadin, [email protected]


July 30th at 6:30 pm at The Orlando Eye
8401 International Drive Orlando, Florida 32819
Organizer: Meghan Reveron, [email protected]


July 27th at 2:00 pm at Mooresville Park, Shelter 2
1101 Indianapolis Road Mooresville, Indiana 46158
Organizer: Sara Cain, [email protected]


July 28th at 3:00 pm at Buffalo Park & Splash Pad
10201 Hardtner Wichita, Kansas 67212
Organizer: JorDawn Ramirez, [email protected]


July 20th at 1:00 pm
10400 Blue Lick Road Louisville, Kentucky 40229
Organizer: Tonya Miller, [email protected]


July 20th at 10:00 am
4040 Pine Island Highway Jennings, Louisiana 70564
Organizer: Emily LaVergne, [email protected]


July 28th at 1:00 pm
251 Greely Road North Yarmouth, Maine 04097
Organizer: Caroline Fetigan, [email protected]


July 27th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bremen Street Community Park Boston, Massachusetts 02128
Organizer: Gaby Luna, [email protected]


July 28th at 1:00 pm
1552 N Main Street Lapeer, Michigan 48446
Organizer: Brea Muir, [email protected]

August 3rd from 2:00 – 6:00 pm at Allendale Township Park
11069 68th Avenue Allendale, Michigan 49401
Organizer: Cally Chatman, [email protected]


July 27th at 11:00 am at Lions Park
1043 5th Street W Hastings, Minnesota 55033
Organizer: Becky Scharpen, [email protected]


July 27th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm for “Lunch with Lola”
Sal & Phil’s 6600 Old Canton Rd, B Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Organizer: Amy Partridge, [email protected]


July 27th at 10:00 am at Fairmont American Legion
525 F Jefferson Street Fairmont, Nebraska 68354
Organizer: Carleen Vest Light, [email protected]

New Jersey

July 28th at 9:00 am at Cape May Zoo
707 US 9 Cape May, New Jersey 08210
Organizer: Andrea Pagan, [email protected]

North Carolina

July 13th at 10:00 am at Kiwanis Park
586 Sloop Point Rd. Hampstead, North Carolina 28443
Organizer: Lindsey Buglewicz, [email protected]

July 20th at 10:00 am at Village Park, Shelter D
700 West C Street Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081
Organizer: Crystal Printy, [email protected]

July 27th at 12:00 pm at Memorial Park
119 Wilkesboro Avenue North Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28659
Organizer: Nikki Billings, [email protected]


July 21st at 1:00 pm at French Park
3012 Section Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45237
Organizer: Erin Werner, [email protected]


August 3rd from 12:00 – 3:00 pm at DC on Film Row
609 W Sheridan Avenue Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
Organizer: Rebecca LaFollette, [email protected]


August 10th at 12:00 pm at Tualatin City Park
8515 SW Tualatin Road Tualatin, Oregon 97062
Organizer: Pam Barela, [email protected]

Rhode Island

August 3rd at 1:00 pm
274 Victoria Highway West Greenwich, Rhode Island 02817
Organizer: Alexandra Snow, [email protected]


July 28th at 2:00 pm
1188 Cumberland Drive Clarksville, Tennessee 37040
Organizer: Ashlee Wagoner, [email protected]


July 27th at 11:00 am at Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St. Houston, Texas 77010
Organizer: Brittany Isham, [email protected]


August 24th at 11:00 am
15189 Airfield Road Wakefield, Virginia 23888
Organizer: Laurel-Eden Combs, [email protected]


July 20th at 1:00 pm at Montlake Park
401 Linden Avenue Moses Lake, Washington, 98837
Organizer: Carissa Shoemaker, [email protected] 

West Virginia

July 28th at 2:00 pm at Carnifex Ferry State Park
1194 Carnifex Ferry Crossing, Summersville, West Virginia 26651
Organizer: Jordan Bennett, [email protected]


July 28th from 12:00 – 3:00 pm at Silver Spur BBQ
13275 Watertown Plank Road Elm Grove, Wisconsin 53122
Organizer: Rachelle Coffey, [email protected]

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

  • Skydance Bridge in OKC
  • Woodmen Life Building and Bob Kerrey Bridge in Omaha, Nebraska

Email [email protected] to learn how to get YOUR local buildings to light up Green!