This year the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) and the Fibromyalgia Research and Education Center will commemorate National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on Saturday on May 15, from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m., at California State University Fullerton (CSUF) with free activities that include a Wellness Fair, educational seminars, 1K and 5K walk.
Although not all of us can physically attend, there are many other ways we can contribute to "Make Fibromyalgia Visible"!
How Can I Get Involved?
Walk - Sign up as an individual walker or join an existing team
Start A Team - Register a new team for the May 15 Walk of FAME in Fullerton, CA
Be a Virtual Participant - Start or join a virtual team to help raise funds alongside other teams and participants! Register a virtual team to track fundraising and participants for your local community walks. Or register a virtual team and use the Walk of FAME team pages to track fundraising even if you are unable to participate in a local walk
Find or Host a Community Walk of FAME - search for community walks around the country and worldwide
How Much Does It Cost?
There is no charge to participate in the Walk of FAME. However, the more money each participant raises entitles them to a variety of prizes for meeting fundraising milestones:
and receive a short-sleeved Walk of FAME T-shirt
and receive a long-sleeved Walk of FAME T-shirt plus NFA online membership
or more and receive a Walk of FAME hooded sweatshirt
plus NFA online membership
Raise $1,000 or more
and receive all items listed above
*Proceeds raised from the Third Annual Walk of FAME benefit the National Fibromyalgia Association, which develops and executes programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for people affected by fibromyalgia. The NFA focuses on patient support and education, awareness outreach, healthcare provider education, patient advocacy and the facilitation of scientific research.
The 2010 Walk of Fame Awards
Teams and individuals who meet or exceed milestones will be recognized in the NFA's Fibromyalgia AWARE magazine. In addition, every participant who has won a Walk of FAME award will receive a one-year online membership to the NFA.
Awards will be given to:
- The team with the most walkers
- The team that raises the most money
- The corporate team with the most walkers
- The corporate team that raises the most money
- The team with the greatest increase in fundraising over last year
- The top ten fundraising individuals
My Virtual Participation
Since I cannot fly to California for this event I have decided to help in my own little way. Besides my annual donation to NFA, I have joined the FaceBook Fibromites, a very spirited group of FaceBook Friends, who are raising money for this event!
I have joined Sandy Larson’s team whose goal is to raise $3,000 and they are doing a fantastic job and I’m rooting for them!
*click to see live results!
For more information on this illness and this year’s event, please visit: National Fibromyalgia Association
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