Proclamation and Resolution Program: Letter of Request Template
«Title» «First_Name» «Last_Name»
«City», «State» «Zip»
Dear «Title» «Last_Name»,
As a concerned citizen of this country, a member of the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA), and a person with fibromyalgia, I would like to request that you, along with mayors, representatives, senators, and governors from across the United States, issue a proclamation declaring May 12, 20__ as “Fibromyalgia Awareness Day” in «City», «State».
Fibromyalgia is a debilitating disorder causing widespread pain and fatigue that interferes with even the simplest of daily activities. An estimated 10 million people in the United States suffer with fibromyalgia, and thousands more are diagnosed every day.
Volunteers are joining the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA), a nonprofit patient service organization, to promote May 12 as Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. These efforts will improve the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia by increasing the awareness of this chronic pain disorder among the public, media, government, and medical communities.
I am enclosing a sample proclamation and a fact sheet containing more information about fibromyalgia and the NFMCPA. If you agree to participate, I will work with the NFMCPA to issue a press release to our local media and coordinate media coverage of a proclamation presentation.
I will call your office in a few days to further discuss the proclamation and answer any questions you may have. Thank you in advance for your consideration and approval of our request. Your help will be greatly appreciated by the millions of people who suffer with fibromyalgia.
Volunteer, National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association
«City1», «State1» «Zip1»