Join the Together Walks on Facebook!

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Join us on Facebook!

1. Follow and like the Together Walks at https://www.facebook.com/togetherwalks

2. Follow and like the NFMCPA at http://www.facebook.com/nfmcpa

3. Join the Facebook event for your Together Walk to stay updated and connect with other walkers.

Join the Richmond Together Walk
Join the Louisville Together Walk
Join the Coral Springs Together Walk
Join the Central Florida Together Walk
Join the Nashville Together Walk
Join the Virtual Together Walk

4. Click HERE to download a Together Walk profile picture and tag your friends you want to invite! Use #IWalkForFibro and #TogetherWalks so we can see your posts!

Follow Together Walks on Twitter

Meeting new friends and making fibromyalgia visible – May 12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Join us on Twitter!

1. Follow the Together Walks on twitter @togetherwalks

2. Follow the NFMCPA on twitter @fibroandpain

3. Use #togetherwalks and #iwalkforfibro to tell everyone why you’re walking. Use some of the tweets below to invite your followers to walk with us! Tag @fibroandpain and @togetherwalks so we can retweet you!

Already registered? Spread the word!
We’ve created sample tweets just for you!
  • I just donated to @fibroandpain’s #togetherwalks to increase #fibromyalgia awareness! Join me to fund treatments – donate or walk! #iwalkforfibro http://bit.ly/1LCKiR2
  • Join me for @fibroandpain’s #togetherwalks to fund research into #fibromyalgia treatments. We walk for chronic pain patients everywhere #spoonies #iwalkforfibro
  • I’m in. Are you? Join me at @fibroandpain’s #togetherwalks in May. #iwalkforfibro Register now to raise FM awareness.http://bit.ly/1LCKiR2
  • Walking for a great cause! Join me! http://bit.ly/1LCKiR2 #iwalkforfibro #togetherwalks #spoonies
  • Help Team ________ raise money for the #togetherwalks and find treatments for #fibromyalgia. #iwalkforfibro http://bit.ly/1LCKiR2
  • Just registered for @fibroandpain’s #togetherwalks to raise #fibromyalgia awareness. Come join me! http://bit.ly/1LCKiR2
  • Together we make a difference. Join me in the #togetherwalks to raise #fibromyalgia awareness. #iwalkforfibro http://bit.ly/1LCKiR2

Nashville Organizer

A big THANK YOU to the Fibro Friends of Tennessee networked by Donna Marsh, an NFMCPA Leader Against Pain.

Want to help out? We love our volunteers!  Please follow these easy steps to learn more and sign up.  Thanks!

1) Click this link to see our Sign-up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/dDHdiL
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Interested in advertising, sponsorship, or exhibitor opportunities? Contact the Nashville team at nashville.fibro.friends@gmail.com.

The Fibro Friends of Tennessee is a coalition of dedicated volunteers working to provide education, support and resources to people in Tennessee. We understand pain personally and believe by increasing awareness and support about fibromyalgia and chronic pain, we can change lives for the better.  We provide free monthly support meetings in Nashville and invite everyone to attend. Learn more on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fibrofriends1 or contact us at nashville.fibro.friends@gmail.

The Fibro Friends of Tennessee is forming support groups in Tennessee.   Contact Donna at nashville.fibro.friends@gmail for opportunities to get involved now!

National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association Launches Together Walks

Meeting new friends and making fibromyalgia visible – May 12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – On February 22, President Barack Obama formally recognized pain patients’ experiences and opposed legislation imposing limits on opioid prescribing. [Available here]  “Pain is real,” Obama said.

“One hundred million American adults live with the disease of chronic pain, and many of them rely on a combination of therapies to function,” said Jan Chambers, president of the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA). “That combination treatment often includes strong pain medications.”

“Rather than viewing pain as simply a symptom of trauma, infection, inflammation, or surgery, we now see it as a discrete disease entity – one that fundamentally alters the entire nervous system,” report  Stanford University researchers.  To increase scientific research funding for multidisciplinary treatments for pain and to raise awareness of the challenges people with chronic pain face, the NFMCPA is sponsoring Together Walks in May across the United States. These local events celebrate May 12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day to recognize what patients have overcome, to remember those lost to the illness, and to honor people who have fought or are fighting fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

“If we go to the doctors right now and say ‘Don’t overprescribe’ without providing some mechanisms for people in these communities to deal with the pain that they have or the issues that they have, then we’re not going to solve the problem,” said Obama.

Together Walks are a step toward a solution for chronic pain. The events unite communities to make a difference, raise awareness, advocate for better access to care, and encourage and fund research that leads to better treatments. An estimated 10 million Americans, 2 to 4 percent of population, have FM – a common illness involving long-term, body-wide pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, memory problems and impaired functionality – as a primary diagnosis.

Together Walks are for individuals living with chronic pain and their friends, family and caregivers to make fibromylgia visible.  All walks and NFMCPA leadership are volunteers and doing this because they want to help and give back to the community.  The NFMCPA  invites all to participate in the Virtual Together Walk or live in Richmond, Virginia; Kissimmee and Coral Springs, Florida; Portland, Washington; and Louisville, Kentucky.  For more information, please visit togetherwalks.org or register at crowdrise.com/togetherwalks.

About the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA)

NFMCPA, a not-for-profit organization, supports individuals living with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain illnesses by raising awareness through community outreach, education, advocacy and networking.

Learn more: http://togetherwalks.org/, www.facebook.com/nfmcpa, www.twitter.com/togetherwalks.

Central Florida Organizer

A big THANK YOU to the Fundacion Mayo 12, Inc. led by Triana Vicente, an NFMCPA Leader Against Pain.

Interested in advertising, volunteer, sponsorship, or exhibitor opportunities? Contact the Central Florida team at fm12news@gmail.com for English inquiries and fm12noticias@gmail.com for Spanish inquiries.

Learn more about the Fundacion Mayo 12 Inc at https://www.facebook.com/fundacionmayo12.

 

Celebration in Central Florida!

Meeting new friends and making fibromyalgia visible – May 12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

DATE:  Saturday, May 14, 2016
TIME: 1:00 PM registration; 2:00 PM Walk Opening & Program
LOCATION:  Kissimmee Lakefront Park
ADDRESS:    201 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, FL, 34741
REGISTER:  crowdrise.com/togetherwalkcentralflorida
JOIN CONVERSATION:  Together Walk Central Florida Facebook Event

Fundacion Mayo 12 Inc., in collaboration with the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association, is delighted to host a Together Walk.  Come and meet others!  Please invite your family, friends, colleagues, elected officials, and healthcare providers to a health and fun event to raise awareness and research funding for fibromyalgia. We invite members of Orange, Osceola, Brevard, Sumter, Marion, Polk, Volusia and Seminole counties to join the celebration! Costumes and pets are welcome!

Interested in advertising, volunteer, sponsorship, or exhibitor opportunities? Contact the Central Florida team at fm12news@gmail.com for English inquiries and fm12noticias@gmail.com for Spanish inquiries.

Learn more about the Fundacion Mayo 12 Inc at https://www.facebook.com/fundacionmayo12.

Click here for Central Florida organizer update page.


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