EVENT: Richmond Together Walk
EVENT DATE: May 13, 2017
My name is Linda Parham. I was diagnosed with chronic pain disorder and Fibromyalgia in 2007. To say it has changed my life is an understatement. It is an invisible disorder which means I look perfectly healthy on he outside while my insides feel like they've been taken out and out back in upside down. I suffer each and every day and there is no day that goes by that I am not in pain .somedays I can barely breathe. EVENT TIME: 11 AM Registration; 12 PM Walk EVENT LOCATION: Stony Point Fashion Park *For step-by-step registration instructions, please CLICK HERE. Life-altering, chronic pain is REAL, and better treatments are needed TODAY! It’s time to make fibromyalgia (FM) and chronic pain diseases visible, advocate for better access to care, and encourage and fund research for integrative treatments for FM in Richmond. Held annually across the nation, Together Walks are a global movement to create a world where men, women, children, seniors, and our veterans have access to the pain treatments they need. Grab a pair of walking shoes, roll up your sleeves, and meet others who want to make a difference in Richmond! Richmond Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain association, in partnership with the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association, invites you to participate in the Richmond Together Walk! You can change how FM is perceived, treated, and researched. Simply join this community event and invite your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, healthcare providers, and elected officials to come stroll, walk, learn, meet others, and fund FM research at the Together Walk on May 13 at Stony Point Fashion Park! We can’t wait to meet you. Together we make a difference and make fibromyalgia visible. Richmond Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association thanks you for your support. If you are interested in getting involved, sponsoring, or volunteering with the Together Walk in Richmond, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Can you imagine what can be done together when there is a walk in every state and across the globe? If you are interested in hosting a Together Walk in 2017, please contact the NFMCPA at email@example.com. A HUGE thank you to our sponsors… STONY POINT FASHION PARK For more information, please visit togetherwalks.org What impact can YOU make through Together Walks? Raise FM awareness by educating local communities and political leaders about this condition Alleviate stigmatization of people suffering with FM and chronic pain diseases Create more pilot research funding, especially in the field of effective integrative treatments and new exploration in areas such as small fiber neuropathy, cervical cord compression, and myofascial release which promises new treatments Increase support by providing local, accessible resources and information for daily living to patients Promote awareness of the ramifications, including financial consequences, of chronic pain to the public, legislators, medical community and government agencies What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a life-altering condition affecting 2-4% of women, men and children of all backgrounds worldwide to suffer. (That’s 10 million Americans alone.) The disorder can strike suddenly or occur as a gradual increase in symptoms, indicating changes in the central nervous system (neuroplasticity). Sensory information (such as light, sound, and touch) becomes amplified by the CNS, causing the brain to respond with increasing pain and symptoms. FM severity waxes and wanes; often increases over time; and may become disabling.