Nine Months Matter: Walkfest for Healthy, Alcohol-Free Pregnancy is a free community event open to everyone and is organized by UC San Diego’s Center for Better Beginnings in partnership with Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego Auxiliary and SoCal NOFAS.

Increasing our community’s knowledge of how prenatal alcohol exposure affects a developing baby is our mission. The event is led by Dr. Ken Jones, distinguished professor and world renowned pediatrician at UC San Diego. Over forty years ago Dr. Jones and his mentor, Dr. David Smith, were the first to describe Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Dr. Jones pioneering research and work with families across the globe is truly a San Diego treasure–but there is still much work to do here in our own community. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear event kick off remarks from Dr. Jones and participate in this unique gathering where we can spread the word that nine months matter!