If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were an Intact Advocate Alive Today...




Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today - a leader who shared countless wise thoughts, and led a revolution in social change. 

What would he say if he were alive today to witness the treatment of so many newborn babies,
born of all skin colors in the United States?

Would he have thoughts on the continued lies pushed upon African men and women today? Or the myths that surround Black American families -- with pressures to cut their baby boys.

We can only speculate, but his words lend insight.




Photo: Nicholas B. of Saving Our Sons




U.S. Flags with Intact Info Needed for GIAW, Washington D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival


1500 hand-held U.S. flags are needed to pass out during Genital Integrity Awareness Week in Washington D.C. this year. Each flag has 2 patriotic-themed intact information sticker stapled to it (one per side) for awareness raising during this week. This year we will have "Defend HIS Freedom" on one side and "Watch American Circumcision on Netflix" on the other side of each individual flag.

Flags are *very* popular in Washington D.C. during the Cherry Blossom Festival, National Kite Festival, at the U.S. Capitol lawn, and at the White House where we march to on Saturday. We could pass out far more than 200 flags per day, but this is our goal to raise funding for, along with an extra 100 for the GIAW March (1500 total).

Frequently, chaperoned groups who will not allow students to take other intact materials from GIAW leaders will allow them to accept and take home flags (getting intact info into their hands)! It is very important to have enough of these U.S. flags (with stickers attached to each one) for every day during GIAW, and for use during the march.

At Amazon, flags are approximately $29 per set of 100. If you are able to sponsor one full day ($58), or one 1/2 day ($28) worth of flags OR any number of flags, small or large, we THANK YOU for your involvement and support of these pivotal GIAW items! To chip in here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=CA3SNG55J4MDU&source=url

Or via mail to:

GIAW / Saving Our Sons
P.O. Box 1302
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Sponsors will be listed here and at the permanent GIAW site by first name / last initial only, for privacy, or with your business name and link if you'd like to include this. If you would like to cover one specific day, the march, or stickers, please mention this in a note.

GIAW FLAG SPONSORS

MONDAY (GIAW Kick-off, 200 flags):
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TUESDAY (200 flags):
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WEDNESDAY (first day of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 200 flags):
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THURSDAY (200 flags):
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FRIDAY (and the Silent Survivors Stand, 200 flags):
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SATURDAY (and the March to the White House 200 flags):
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WHITE HOUSE (+100 flags):
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SUNDAY (and the GA Clothesline, 200 flags):
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FLAG STICKER SPONSORS
(3,000 vinyl, waterproof stickers for all flags needed)
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THANK YOU!!
Intact Info Flags for tourists headed to the U.S. Capitol


Virtually ALL passerbys request a flag or two to take home with them -- until we run out of supplies.

GIAW Intact Info Flags

Kids love to hand out flags during GIAW too!

Group of students takes home flags, bracelets, and cards from the U.S. Capitol during Genital Integrity Awareness Week 2019.

Many tourists stop to talk at the U.S. Capitol and take home a flag and information.

U.S. Flags with intact information attached are the perfect item to take home from a visit to the Capitol during Genital Integrity Awareness Week!

During GIAW at the Capitol we repeatedly hear, "I didn't know that..." while sharing information respectfully and providing materials for tourists to take home with them.

Even if someone is too timid to come up and chat, they can grab a flag with intact info to take along and read on their bus...
GIAW Leaders handing out flags at White House

Watch American Circumcision on Netflix stickers

Defend HIS Freedom stickers

Men at GIAW march to the White House: Shane, Brian, Glen, Andrew

Most Read of 2019

Taking a look back on this first day of 2020 to the Most Read items at Saving Our Sons throughout the past year.


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#10 Cameron Diaz on Circumcision -
http://www.SavingSons.org/2012/05/cameron-diaz-on-circumcision.html

#9 Fine Touch Pressure Thresholds of the Human Penis: Intact and Circumcised -
http://www.SavingSons.org/2014/06/fine-touch-pressure-thresholds-of-human.html

#8 Healthy Baby Boy's Life at Risk Post Circumcision Blood Loss -
http://www.SavingSons.org/2018/04/healthy-newborn-babys-life-at-risk-post.html

#7 If This Stained Circumstraint Could Talk -
http://www.SavingSons.org/2012/06/if-this-stained-circumstraint-could.html

#6 Intact or Circumcised: A Significant Difference in the Adult Penis -
http://www.SavingSons.org/2011/08/intact-or-circumcised-significant.html

#5 Painful Sex: How 8 Months of Foreskin Restoration Makes it Better -
http://www.SavingSons.org/2012/09/painful-sex-how-8-months-of-foreskin.html

#4 Foreskin, and its 16+ Functions: Not Just Skin -
http://www.SavingSons.org/2015/09/foreskin-and-its-16-functions-not-just.html

#3 Should I Circumcise? The Pros and Cons -
http://www.SavingSons.org/2014/12/should-i-circumcise-pros-and-cons-of.html

#2 U.S. Hospital Circumcision Rates by State -
http://www.SavingS.org/2012/11/us-hospital-circumcision-rates-by-state.html

#1 Neonatal Circumcision: a video for health care professionals -
http://www.SavingSons.org/2011/01/neonatal-circumcision-video-for.html

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Here's to a GREAT New Year of planting seeds, changing lives, empowering parents, and saving babies.

(advocates group, venting allowed)

(educational group, no venting/screenshots)

(compassionate education)

(mainstream general group)

(holistic/natural family living)






Genital Integrity Awareness Week 2020




Registration and Sponsorship also at:

Genital Integrity Awareness Week 2020 takes place March 30-April 5 and we need your help to make this year's Washington D.C. event a powerful one! As advocates travel to D.C. to participate, and floods of tourists the world over gather in D.C. for the height of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, we strive to have intact materials on hand to reach a large number of people at our nation's capitol. These are items that parents and professionals, young and old, from all backgrounds and locations in life will want to take home with them for further review. Making this happen takes a significant amount of planning, organization, and resources on the part of many people, and it also takes financial support.


If you have never been to GIAW in D.C., here's a quick snapshot of a day's event:

We are standing with a dozen others in front of the U.S. Capitol, with giant pro-intact signs that draw people in, and can be seen from the streets all around the Capitol's bus route. A group of 200 senior high students come up, interested in what we have to share. Teachers shuffle students along for group photos, and we have mere minutes to plant seeds of information, respond to quick questions, and get interesting materials into hands of these future parents -- materials they eagerly take with them because their curiosity is spiked! Students grab things to take back on the bus (bracelets, cards, stickers, buttons), and look things up on their phone on their way to their next destination... This happens every single hour. Multiple times a day. Sun-up to sun-down. The need is great for GIAW. The impact is monumental. And we need your support in this important effort.

We will also be hosting two booths with free materials on the West Lawn:

The Men's Health table includes a variety of restoration devices for men to hold, learn about, and explore their options; information on adult sexual health, and the impact that genital cutting and restoration has on adult men and their partners.

The Baby Health table includes instruments used in infant circumcision, information on the purposes of the foreskin, intact care materials, and resources for parents to pass on to friends and their home care provider. This table also has items for our young visitors because families who stop to talk often have children who want things of their own (child sized bracelets, stickers, bubbles, coloring pages, flags, hats, etc.).


Business Sponsors: Please include a note with your GIAW contribution and your organization name/URL that you'd like to have linked (website, Facebook page, etc.). With your support of $100 or more, we invite you to provide an image/logo or coupon to be shared with the community at large. Email this to ContactSavingOurSons@gmail.com, or we will create one for you. Your business or group will be featured at at the main GIAW website, at DrMomma.org, and at SavingSons.org, as well as with social media circles of Peaceful ParentingSaving Our Sons, The Intact NetworkGIAW, Intact State Chapters, and be permanently linked at Genital Integrity Awareness Week and Google.

GIAW Sponsors: 2020 |  2019  |  2018  |  2017  |  2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013

Individuals: If you are sponsoring in honor of someone, we invite you to include a message with your gift and it will be included below. Individual sponsors will be listed by first name, last initial only for privacy.

Supporters: All supporting GIAW 2020 with your gift of $15 or more will receive a commemorative GIAW 2020 button, GIAW vinyl decals, and additional intact awareness stickers to plant in your area, if a mailing address is provided. For GIAW sponsors giving $25 or more, a registration pack (below) will be shipped, or can be picked up in DC.

Support on Etsy, or by PayPal, or by mail (below). Include a note with your address and selection choices, or email this to ContactSavingOurSons@gmail.com

Registration and Thank You packs include:

• 5 GIAW 2020 / Child Abuse Prevention Month vinyl decal stickers (3x3 inches) (plus one each from 2017, 2018, 2019)
• 1 GIAW 2020 commemorative button
• 5 American Circumcision and 5 Elephant in the Hospital waterproof, vinyl stickers for seed-planting in your area (or 10 different stickers of your choice)
• 1 intact bracelet of your choice (view options)
• 1 intact pen of your choice (view options)
• Set of 50 vinyl stickers or professionally made cards of your choice (see sticker options here | see card options here
* If attending GIAW and picking up in DC: intact water bottle - or add $5 more to your donation to cover extra shipping and include a note that you'd like the water bottle 


On behalf of the next generation of babies to be born, and the adults they will become -
Thank you for supporting GIAW!




By Mail:
Saving Our Sons
P.O. Box 1302
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

PayPal Friends/Family To:
(no PayPal fee withdrawn)
SavingSons@gmail.com

GIAW 2020 Organization Sponsors
Please visit and support these intact-friendly businesses and groups!


Soleil Life Art Photography
Hampton Roads, Virginia






Individual GIAW 2020 Supporters
Thank you greatly for your generosity and support!

★ Kirk C.
A very special thank you to Kirk for covering 2/3 of all GIAW expenses this year!

★ David G. 

 ★ Christina H. 

 ★ Andrew C. 

 ★ Graham R. 

★ Danelle D.
In honor of my intact, healthy, happy, whole children, and all those we will save this year! 

 ★ Wendy B. 

 ★ Teresa W. 

 ★ Jill K. 

 ★ Jennifer C. 

 ★ Thomas R. 

 ★ Rita S.

* Sponsors of the Silent Survivors Stand *
(circumstraints we're adding this year)

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* Sponsors of Intact-Info Flags *
(goal: 200 per day to give away)

MONDAY (GIAW Kick-off):
🇺🇸 Anonymous Giver
covered all of Monday's Flags!

 TUESDAY:
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 WEDNESDAY (Child Abuse Awareness Month):
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 THURSDAY:
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 FRIDAY (and the Silent Survivors Stand):
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 SATURDAY (and the GIAW 2020 March to the White House):
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 SUNDAY (and the GA Clothesline event):
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 FLAG STICKER SPONSORS
(3,000 vinyl waterproof stickers for 1,500 flags, 2 vinyl stickers per flag) 
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* KIDS' SIGNS! * 
Unless we reach full funding, we cannot purchase new kids signs this year. If your children borrow a sign at GIAW for the march, PLEASE return it to David's wagon so that they can be used through the rest of the GIAW week, and at rallies in the future. If you'd like to keep the sign you carry, replacements are $20 that can be given to David Wilson, Danelle Day, Karen Glennon, Christina Heydecke, Nick Baade, or Brian Brown. Thank you!


Allocation of GIAW 2020 Funds
(please help us reach our needed goal to stock GIAW)

$600 updated signs, march holders, and 2 new giant banners for self-standing on each side of the Capitol West Wall. Signage that will continue to be used throughout the year for rallies, expos, events, and future GIAW dates. We need to replace PVC frames for some of the banners at GIAW this year (approximately $20 per banner to build), and acquire zip ties for GIAW frames and mounts. We also need new signs appropriate for children, as kids love to participate alongside their parents and need fun, age-fitting signs. 

$700 professionally printed materials to give away at GIAW. This week-long event functions as an expo, with booths of items that are entirely free for the public, meeting with people across the West Lawn from sun-up to sun-down each day for 7 days. Having enough well respected, quality literature on hand is crucial to GIAW's success. 

$705 flags (with vinyl intact info stickers) for passing out each day during GIAW, as well as along the march route, and giving away at the White House. Each flag will have intact information attached to it on both sides. Flags are *very* popular in DC, at the Capitol, and White House, and frequently chaperone groups who will not allow students to take other materials from GIAW leaders will allow them to accept and take home flags, a hat, or bracelet (getting intact material into their hands). It is important to have enough flags (with stickers attached to each one) for every day during GIAW.

$650 bracelets, buttons, water bottles, to give away to visiting tourists throughout the week. These items are key in that they are the most requested items, especially by students - tomorrow's parents. We need materials that young people desire to hold onto, take home with them, and spark interest enough to check out the websites/share with friends. Awareness is key! 

$50 materials needed to continue the expansion of the GA Clothesline (we need additional line, clips, and onesies for attendees)

$50 two updated full-color, full-page books of intact celebrities - one for the men's health booth, and one for the front West Wall of the Capitol where the most conversations take place.

$150 to add additional (used/not supporting the manufacture) circumstraints to the silent men's demonstration at the Capitol West Wall (see photo example below)

$80 demonstration glans/foreskin models (in multiple skin shades) to highlight the normal adhesion of the foreskin to the glans/shaft in infancy, and the probing, severing, and cutting that must take place for infant circumcision to be achieved. These models are highly useful in one-on-one or small group education at expo booths.

If GIAW funds are raised beyond those needed, we will have intact material packs available to go home with people (intactivists, advocates, leaders, teachers, and educators) who visit the Capitol during GIAW and often ask for packs they can take back home with them to share. 





Lanyard Options to Select From:
• Royal Blue: Genital Autonomy is a Human Right
• Violet: All Babies are Born Perfect
• Hot Pink: Foreskin is Fun & Functional
• Deep Aqua Blue: Boys are Not Born Broken

Above: GIAW 2019 Buttons
Below: GIAW 2020 Buttons
(coming soon!)


Silent Survivors Stand




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