Fibromyalgia Awareness Day extended to include seminars with doctors like Dr. Muhammad Yunus in 2009. This educational event concluded with a candlelight ceremony and evening vigil. In 2010, we launched our Know Fibro speaking tour, which traveled around the country talking to support groups and others about the importance of staying physically active.
2013 and 2014 Awareness Day activities included an interactive video series called “Ask Lynne” in which FM community members submitted video questions and founder Lynne Matallana replied through a video sharing program.
Our 2015 activities included a wonderful Feast, Friendship & Fibro dinner where every person living with FM across the globe could share their experience with fibromyalgia over a dinner with friends.
In 2016, we were so happy to announce the creation of Team Aware, an ongoing collaboration among our spokesperson, race car driver Jenna Grillo, the NFA, and the Community Pain Center. We are working together to encourage people to support and help people with FM and chronic pain.
2017 is the NFA’s 20th year of hosting National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.
2021 Was a great success with our International campaign “Turning Lemons into Lemonade.” We had an overwhelming response from the FM community who submitted their stories of how they turned difficult situations into one that was positive. Two individuals received “Healthy Help” Grand prize packages worth $500 for their story submissions.
We could not do this without the years of dedication from the fibromyalgia community. It is your willingness to help build awareness and support for people living with fibromyalgia that keeps us thriving.
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