What is National Siblings Day? And why is it so important? As sib Nathan Grant shares:
“National Siblings Day was created by native New Yorker, Claudia Evart, in 1995. According to the Siblings Day Foundation, Evart created National Siblings Day in honor of her siblings, Alan and Lisette, who passed away early in life in separate accidents. Since its inception, National Siblings Day has been acknowledged by three US Presidents and has been observed in several other countries, too.
National Siblings Day is important to me because it gives me a chance to celebrate the special bond I share with my twin brother Nik. It also presents an opportunity to provide much-needed support to a group of people who are frequently overlooked: siblings who have brothers and sisters with chronic illnesses and disabilities. However, National Siblings Day has not received the attention it deserves and more awareness is needed to recognize the importance of this day.”
Read more of Nathan’s reflection on National Siblings Day.
And then, join the Sibling Leadership Network in celebrating National Siblings Day! Here’s what you can do:
1) Create a brief video about your sibling experience (can be with your sib!) and challenge five new siblings or sibling supporters to make their own videos. Keep passing on the challenge. Use hashtag #SibLove so we can see the amazing videos being shared across social media!
2) Use our National Siblings Day Facebook frame and share your sibling celebration.
3) Register for the 2019 Sibling Leadership Network National Conference!
4) Donate to The Sibling Leadership Network at in honor of your favorite sibling or state chapter.
When entering the amount on PayPal, type in your desired amount. Numbers will start on the right and shift to the left as you type in the full amount. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.