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The observance of National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, officially May 12, can take many forms.  The 2012 theme - "Make Fibromyalgia Visible" - is part of the Walk to CURE FM (Campaign for Understanding, Research & Education of Fibromyalgia).  This day brings people with FM and their communities together around the world. 


Make Fibromyalgia Visible

The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association is encouraging organizations worldwide to make fibromyalgia visible by increasing awareness and understanding during Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on May 12.

To download free logo to use in signatures, on webpages, or wherever you like, Click here.


The Walk to CURE FM national walks are spreading.  Join or start a walk in your community!  Click HERE. Questions about the Walk to CURE FM?  Experience with creating a walk?  Please share your thoughts on the community tech support forum.  Thanks!


Pledge to Care

Family members, friends, and healthcare providers can show their support for those with fibromyalgia by taking the NFMCPA's Pledge to Care.  Those who take the pledge with have their first initial, last name, state and country listed on our "We Care" page, along with name(s) of individual(s) they are honoring.  Click Here!


Give through Lights of Hope

Wherever you are let your light shine at the National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Event.  Whether you will be there in spirit or in person, you can sponsor a candle in honor of yourself or a loved one living with fibromyalgia.  Click Here!


FIbromyalgia Awareness Day Proclamations around the Nation

In 2004 the National Fibromyalgia Association established the Legislative Proclamation Program.  We are proud to carry this program forward and recognize its significance in establishing legislative acknowledgement of fibromyalgia. The purpose of this outreach program is to get officials to declare May 12 as Fibromyalgia Awareness Day in their jurisdiction. Because of the efforts of numerous support groups and individuals, this Legislative Proclamation Program has succeeded in bringing awareness to fibromyalgia at all levels of government, from mayors and governors to the president of the United States.  (Click here for a list of Proclamations that have been received.)

(to post your Proclamation or Resolution please Click HERE!)


Who will be the "Fibromyalgia MOM of the Year 2012"?

The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association is seeking nominations for “FM MOM of the Year" as part of National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.

Are you a mother diagnosed with fibromyalgia? Or, are you a mother caring for a child who has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia?

To commemorate Mother’s Day on May 6, 2012, and National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day closely following on May 12, 2011 the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA) will be highlighting the challenges of being a mother with fibromyalgia with its second “Fibromyalgia MOM of the Year” contest.

Deadline for nominations and photos: April 22, 2012.  For more information and to view the winners, CLICK HERE.

Thank you to all of our inspiring essay contributors!  We appreciate being able to share five of their essays full of courage, admiration, love, and hope. 

 


Faces of Courage Wall

As a united community we look great!  Please add your picture to our Faces of Courage Wall.


"Living with Fibromyalgia"

Free digital download on May 12, 2012!

Use coupon:  FMAWARE2012

After May 12, please use coupon DOWNLOAD25 for 25% discount.


Don't have an event to join locally?  The 2011 NFMCPA Walk to CURE FM videos can be part of your May 12 event!

Click here to find out more


NFMCPA Walk to CURE FM 2011

Don't have a local event to attend?

Please join with us and enjoy the YouTube video of the Walk to CURE FM 2011 in Logan, Utah.

 

 


Awareness Events Around the World

 

Fibromyalgia events are held in many places.  To join an event near you, please locate the "Awareness Day Events" button below the map.
(US - to post your event, please Click HERE!)
(International - to post your event, please Click HERE!)

 

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