Throughout the year, organizations and individuals are involved in activities that bring fibromyalgia and its challenges to the attention of the general public. Many of these activities are clustered around May 12, Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, but not all.
Like other organizations, the National Fibromyalgia Research Association uses a variety of methods from the sales of our awareness bracelet and pin, to sponsorship of local and national sports activities, to targeted mailings and public relations activities to add our voice to those trying to raise awareness. We’ll use this area to highlight the small and large actions in which NFRA is involved to increase awareness of Fibromyalgia.
You can make an individual commitment to wear a National Fibromyalgia Research Association awareness bracelet or pin. Visit our Shopping Cart to purchase the bracelet or pins for yourself and others. Each item comes with a small informational card that you can use to educate others about fibromyalgia.
Recent National Fibromyalgia Awareness Activities –
April 2007 – Provided bracelets and information for Ruben Gonzalez to take to the National Racquetball Championships. Ruben is the GeezerJock magazine 2006 Geezer Jock of the Year and you can see him on the front page of GeezerJock magazine of December 2006 wearing a NFRA Fibromyalgia Awareness Bracelet.
April 2007 – Advertised in the Miss Marion-Polk Scholarship Program (Miss America), sharing information on fibromyalgia and NFRA with local, state and national representatives.
March 2007 - Provided bracelets and information for the University of Oregon Racquetball Club to wear and take to share at the National Collegiate Tournament.
March 2007 – Provided bracelets and information for Woody Clouse to take to the PanAmerican Racquetball Championships in Chile. Woody wears a fibromyalgia bracelet at all times and keeps bracelets on hand to provide information to anyone who asks regardless of where he is playing.
February 2007 – Provided bracelets and information for the Sprague High School Racquetball team to wear and give away at the National High School Racquetball Championships in Missouri in March. Team uniforms for the event included the NFRA logo.
2007 – Wrote article for use in Garden State Woman 2007 Health and Wellness Guide.