I'm excited to announce that I just submitted a request for approval to the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association to host an awareness and fundraising event for Fibromyalgia Awareness Day! As most reading this post already know, Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is world-wide, and is May 12th. Since that falls on a Tuesday this year, the event will take place on Saturday May 9th with the donation to the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association taking place on May 12th.
Since our illness is an invisible illness, Backwoods Boggers has graciously agreed to allow me to host this event at their facility. We're going to be "Gettin' Muddy To Make Fibro Visible"! For those that enjoy mudding in their trucks, Jeeps, four-wheelers, etc. they'll enjoy a day playing in the mud with their toys. For those of us (like me for instance lol) that can't physically tolerate that kind of activity, we'll bring a lawnchair and watch the fun! There will be a special time for us watchers to all hold hands and walk through a mud pit, so that we too can get muddy to be "seen"!
I'm hoping there will be a live band performing. There will be 50/50 drawings, t-shirt sales, concessions, and I'm going to try to put together a silent auction. I really hope that my local tv stations and newspapers will jump on board and cover the event. Most importantly, we'll have awareness.
I really hope the event will be approved, because I'm super excited about this! Anything I can do to raise awareness, and to raise funds for further research, I'm all about! I'll keep you all updated on the progression of the event. Let's stop being invisble, and make ourselves seen!