Walk for Fibro
May 09, 2017
EVENT: Chicagoland Together Walk
EVENT DATE: May 09, 2017
In April of last year, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a chronic invisible illness.
Fibromyalgia has greatly impacted my life, however, I haven't given up hope, even on the most difficult days.
I've had tremendous support from my husband and kids. Everyday tasks that come easy to others, is often difficult for me. I usually pay the price with pain or extreme fatigue. My family has unburdened me from everyday tasks and has made my life much easier.
I'm excited to be joining of the Chicago Together Walk and helping raise Fibro awareness.
Together we make a difference and make fibromyalgia visible.
Chicagoland Allies Against Pain thanks you for your support. If you are interested in getting involved, sponsoring, or volunteering with the Together Walk in Chicago, please contact us at: email@example.com or 815-514-0046.
To sign up to volunteer at the Chicagoland Together Walk, please CLICK HERE.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A HUGE thank you to our sponsors…
ONE GREAT MASSAGE
CHICAGO CENTER FOR MYOFASCIAL PAIN RELIEF
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.