May 12 – Fibromyalgia Awareness Day – is just around the corner and events will be held across the U.S. and around the world to raise awareness about fibromyalgia and it's impact on individuals, families and communities.
The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA) stands ready to help you and/or your support group create a memorable event to make a difference in your community.
The theme this year is “CARE & Make Fibromyalgia Visible.” The acronym CARE stands for:
C - Contribute
A - Advocate
R - Research
E - Educate
The goal of this year's campaign is to engage people outside of the fibromyalgia community to support and spread awareness for FM recognition to the general public.
To help you spread the word, the NFMCPA is providing FREE Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Event Kits for events of all sizes. Whether you're one individual person who wants to get a proclamation signed by your legislators or a large group sponsoring a city-wide walk, they have the materials you will need, including posters, signs, instructions, step-by-step checklists and even raffle tickets and receipts.
Awareness Day and Fundraiser Event Kits available include:
Community Picnic Events
Table-Top Exhibits for Shopping Malls, Health Fairs, Farmers' Markets, etc.
Walk to Cure FM Events
State Legislature Visits – Proclamation and Resolution Program
For more information or to order an event kit, visit the NFMCPA's Awareness Day 2013 Web page.