4 Ways To Observe Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

 May 12 is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.

Here are four ways you can help raise awareness for this debilitating syndrome:

1. Wear purple. When someone remarks on your purple attire, there's your opportunity to tell them that it's Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.

Wearing my purple fibromyalgia t-shirt

2.  Share on social media. Use the hashtag #FibromyalgiaAwarenessDay on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and more.

3. Make a donation. No amount is too small. You can donate to the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association, or your local fibromyalgia organization. Here in Massachusetts, we have the Massachusetts CFIDS/ME&FM Association.

4.  Write all about it. Got a blog? Write a post like this one! Or, write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper or TV channel. Send a letter to your member of congress, suggesting more awareness of fibromyalgia, and explain to that person what fibro is (you'd be surprised how many people don't know!).

How will you help spread awareness about fibromyalgia? Tell us about it in the comments, and don't forget to wear purple!

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  1. is there a support group for fiber on the Cape?

    1. Hi there! Thanks for the question. I have done a little research, and I only find one... in East Sandwich. It is held on the 4th Thursday of every month, at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Cape Cod & the Islands, 311 Service Road, East Sandwich, 02537. Meeting is from 5 pm - 6:30 pm. The leader's phone number is: (617) 875-2963 or you can email ellengillis@verizon.net or corgicorner8@msn.com

      I'll keep looking for meetings in other towns. Surprised there is nothing in Hyannis or P'Town, Orleans or Yarmouth! What town would be best for you?

    2. That's SPAULDING Rehabilitation Hospital of Cape Cod & the Islands. Thanks.

    3. Also on the 4th Thursday of every month is a Fibro support group at Tobey Hospital and Wareham Area Counseling Service 6-7 PM at 215 Sandwich Rd, Wareham call (508) 295-3600 or (508) 291-3716. Too bad I no longer live on the Cape, or I'd start a group! And it would be more often than once a month. Darn!!! Good luck. Let me know if you find anything else. I'll keep looking, too.


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