On May 12th and throughout the month of May, people world-wide spread awareness about fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions through live events, online activities, and personal efforts. Wondering how you can be involved this year?
Interested in organizing an event locally? Here are a few easy ways you can make fibromyalgia visible in your community for May 12th Fibromyalgia Awareness Day!
1. Attend a health fair or set up an informational table.
Educating your community about fibromyalgia is one of the best ways to foster understanding and promote awareness. Please fill out this form to request free informational brochures from the NFCPA to distribute for Awareness Day. You could attend a health fair or set up a table at your local park, government building or grocery store. Be sure you have permission to set up first.
2. Show "Living with Fibromyalgia: A Journey of Hope and Understanding" at a local library or support group meeting.
This film explores the journey of a family searching for answers to a fibromyalgia diagnosis. Showing it is a great opportunity to spread awareness and educate your community about fibromyalgia. Please fill out this form to request a free DVD and informational brochures from the NFCPA to distribute at your Awareness Day event.
3. Join a live Together Walk or walk with a local team in the Virtual Together Walk.
Raise awareness of and research funds for fibromyalgia in Together Walks. These events unite communities in support of chronic pain illnesses. The NFCPA is proud to sponsor 9 live events this year, along with a virtual walk that anyone can join. Please click here to learn more and join a Together Walk!
4. Register your Awareness Day Event with the NFCPA.
Have another great idea for spreading awareness in your community? We'd love to promote your event across the nation to help you be successful. Please fill out this form to register your event with the NFCPA. We can't wait to see what you're doing! In the past, we've seen some amazing art shows, picnics, and programs. a THANK YOU for raising awareness in your community!