May 12th 2019 was Fibromyalgia Awareness Day and was founded by the National Fibromyalgia Association as a day where sufferers of this silent and debilitating condition are able to unite to spread awareness about living with the chronic pain and fatigue of Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is an invisible and chronic condition identified by a myriad of symptoms including widespread pain, confusion, fatigue and insomnia. This painful condition affects as many as 2-5% of the world’s population, with middle aged women being among the most likely to suffer from this.
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day creates a vital opportunity for sufferers to share their stories and take action to help fund research into treating and coping with the symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
Many events were held in honour of Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, including the annual “Light up the Night” challenge, where public buildings and monuments were lit up in blue, purple and green to help spread awareness.
People got involved in this years’ Fibromyalgia Awareness Day in many different ways. For example, sufferers of the condition wrote their story and shared it with others to help people understand what it is like to live with Fibromyalgia. Others organised fundraising events which included sponsored walks or a bake sale for charities like Fibromyalgia Action UK.
For more information and some helpful suggestions please visit: http://www.fmauk.org/fundraising-highlights-99
Here at Goughs we specialise in chronic pain disorders resulting from accidents or injuries caused by a third party. If you suffer with, or believe that you may suffer with a chronic pain disorder resulting from an accident or injury we would be more than happy to talk this through with you and see if we could help.
Light up the night challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Bzevj6WGA&feature=youtu.be
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day – National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA):