Posted on May 1st, 2013 by Rachel
You might remember my post about the Siblings Study, which helped us better understand the challenges adults who have siblings with disabilities face.
Well, Easter Seals long-time corporate sponsor MassMutual really wanted to dive into this issue by raising awareness about siblings with disabilities and offer ways to help with financial planning for caregivers.
To celebrate siblings and provide financial and educational resources for those who are caring for a sibling with a disability, MassMutual is speaking out over social media.
They’re encouraging everyone to share what their sibling means to them. It can be on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram — just use the hashtag #siblingsmatter any time from April 30th to May 31st. Even if you don’t have a sibling, you can still post about friends and family who are like a sibling to them.
And, it gets better! Once the hashtag has been used 10,000 times, MassMutual will donate $25,000 to Easter Seals to supports its mission of providing help, hope and answers to the more than one million children and adults living with disabilities and other special needs each year.
If you have a sibling with a disability, they can find helpful information, connect with others in similar situations or access help from a MassMutual SpecialCare expert by visiting facebook.com/massmutual or massmutual.com/specialcare.