Fibromyalgia Awareness Contest
Since 1992, support groups and individuals have celebrated Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on May 12th and throughout the month of May. The concept was started by patient advocate Tom Hennessy, Jr., President of RESCIND, Inc., as a yearly reminder to the public and to health officials that people like you really do exist. Since then we have come a long way, but we still have far to go with more work, research, and understanding.
This year, the Fibromyalgia Network invites you to submit information about your awareness activities. Getting others to understand your symptoms and improve public perception can be done in countless ways. Here are some examples:
- health fairs
- proclamations from government officials
- hosting or assisting in an educational event
- posting/distributing public information
- special support group meetings
- or any other creative ideas
Email us a photo and a short description (one to three paragraphs) of your fibromyalgia Awareness activities. The top ten entries will receive a free Membership or renewal to the Fibromyalgia Network. The best five will be posted to our website’s Latest News blog. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, May 31st.
Our Awareness campaign is designed to remind people that while your illness may be invisible, it is still very real.