Since informing the populace of a public concern is often regarded as the first step to changing how the institutions handle it, raising awareness is often the first activity any advocacy group engages in.
Critics of raising awareness argued that it often leads the notion that one can "make a difference" without actually doing anything substantial (such as lead a fundraiser, volunteer one's time, etc.) See slacktivism. In addition, "raising awareness" can be seen as a white, elitism movement, with people involved in it has little or no connection and knowledge towards the problem. ]].
Pediatric Stroke Awareness Champions and Aphasia Support Group among Honorees at Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence RAISE Awards
Nov 10, 2012; By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Pediatrics Week -- Elijah Rutherford, 9, suffered a stroke before birth. By age six,...
100,000 green and yellow wristbands in latest move to 'Find Maddie' SEARCH: RAISING AWARENESS SEARCH: RAISING AWARENESS Airline passengers targeted in latest initiative
Jun 03, 2007; MORE than 100,000 "Find Maddie" wristbands are to be handed out, and airline passengers may be targeted worldwide, in the latest...