United Way Day 2018

A wish for a thriving community is what we all share. This year, as we prepare to kick off another remarkable campaign season, we examine what we can do to combat toxic stress in the lives of our children. What happens to these children when they have to face a big reality? How deep do these effects run? What can we do to incite change and encourage hope to children that deal with this stress? Join us as we explore building a resilient community this year for our official campaign kickoff – United Way Day 2018!

This two-part event features a community breakfast and conversation on what we can do to ease the effects of childhood trauma and improve health and education outcomes for kids. Our panel of experts from around the state features Dr. Betsey Tilson, State Health Director and Chief Medical Officer for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Join us as we work together as a community to build a culture of optimism in Alamance County.

In the afternoon of #UWACDay, we will view Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope. This groundbreaking documentary explores toxic stress and the lasting effects of childhood trauma that children face. The hour-long film explores how to create resilient, thriving communities.

Join us throughout the day as we rally to raise awareness for the ways United Way of Alamance County mobilizes the caring power of our community on our social media platforms. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and look for the hashtags #UWACDay and #Hope4AC

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Video Library

Find more information on Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope and childhood trauma, see the videos below.