Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Groups gathered in Columbia Monday to bring attention to fetal alcohol disorders.
The group held a ringing of bells on the steps of the State House.
It was put on by the South Carolina Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Collaborative for an Awareness Day. Bells are rung nine times on the ninth day of the ninth month as a reminder of the nine months during pregnancy when a woman should not have any alcohol.
It's estimated up to 30 percent of women drink alcohol during pregnancy. People all around the world are gathering in similar events to raise awareness about those dangers.