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Fibromyalgia:  invisible, physical, life-altering disorder characterized by chronic widespread muscle pain and fatigue that steals lives and dreams

 

Grab a pair of walking shoes, roll up your sleeves, and meet others who want to make a difference.  It’s time to make fibromyalgia visible in historic Richmond, Virginia!

 

The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association is joining forces with local organizations across the U.S. to launch TOGETHER WALKS in 2016 to raise fibromyalgia awareness and research funding.  Passionate Leaders have already taken the lead for 2016 in Richmond, Portland, Coral Springs, Salt Lake City, Louisville, and a Virtual Online Walk. 

 

Your voice matters.  Everybody has influence.  Simply invite your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, along with health and elected officials to come stroll, walk, learn, meet others, and support funding for fibromyalgia research at the Together Walk – Richmond 1K Walk on May 7!   TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! 

 

How do you answer a 13-year old’s questions about his hopes for the future after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM)?  What happens in the homes of parents with FM who cannot participate in taking care of their family?  When will better treatments and a cure for this disabling disorder be found?

 

Through research/innovation seed funding raised at Together Walks, new exploration in areas such as small fiber neuropathy, cervical cord compression, and myofascial release may bring promising new treatments.

 

Can you imagine what can be done together when there is a walk in every state and across the globe?

 

This invisible, life-altering condition causes 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 often increases over time and may become disabling. 

 

FM takes its toll on once healthy individuals, especially between ages 20-60.  Escalating stress and fear of what might lie ahead if symptoms worsen can contribute to anxiety and depression.  There are no cures for fibromyalgia; however, as with any illness, some symptoms can be controlled with carefully improved lifestyle changes.

 

FM is a physical disorder, not a psychological condition. The most common constellation of FM symptoms (widespread chronic muscle pain, sleeplessness, relentless fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, and a host of other overlapping conditions like TMJD, IBS, migraine, interstitial cystitis, metabolic syndrome, endometriosis, and vulvodynia) can wax and wane over time.   

 

The NFMCPA thanks you for your continuing support and looks forward to walking with you.

 

If you are interested in hosting a Together Walk in 2017, please contact the NFMCPA at info@fmcpaware.org.

 

For more information, please visit fmcpaware.org.

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Sue Walker

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Jan Chambers

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Jon Walker

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Jan Chambers

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To hit your $1000 and say congratulations!! 3 years ago

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