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Push UP For Pain #Push4Pain

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EVENT DATE: Oct 11, 2015

R. Denise Dunn


Fibromyalgia & Lupus National Association (FLNA)

Get involved and join our Push ups for Charity!!!   This is an annual event that raises awareness of the invisiable diseases fibromyalgia and lupus.

FLNA goal is to raises $7k to support fibromyalgia and lupus patients with their physical, emotional, and medical needs. This year we plan to give 300 financial grants to deserving patients and their families.

You can make a difference just by doing push ups! Push ups for Pain Charity 2015 kicks off on October 15, 2015 – November 15, 2015. YOU, & every person, everywhere can change a life in 90 seconds. For every 1 push up $1.00 is to be donated. If one person on your team does 20 push up then that person would donated $20.00. Form a team and set a goal if your team collectively does 100 push ups then your team would donate $100.00. Make it fun and send out a challenge to beat your (or your teams) goal!!! 

Push ups for Charity is an annualevent that raises awareness of the challenges patients who live with the chronic and painful illnesses of fibromyalgia and or lupus.

FLNA raises money to support awareness and help to fund medical research with efforts of quicker diagnosis, proper treatment, and hopes of a cure.

Host a team:

Take charge and host an event at your gym, office, school, church or favorite open space! Choose your own date and get started with making a difference and #PushForPain

Join A Team It doesn’t matter how many you do or how well you do them, every pushup means something to the fibromyalgia and lupus communities around the World! 

Be part of the nationwide Pushups for Charity movement and be awesome!

You’ll do your part to raise awareness and help support fibromyalgia and lupus Butterflies across America.

Every pushup brings awareness to the many struggles of fibromyalgia and lupus patients resulting in a reduction of quality of life, due to living with daily chronic pain and there overlapping conditions.

Every dollar raised helps the FLNA bridge the gap between government and medical programs designed to care for patients and the challenges of life during and post-service.

The Story:

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain illness which affects over ten million people in the United States as a primary illness, and millions more as a secondary illness (2-6 percent of the population) in which millions (7 to 10) of people worldwide suffer with fibromyalgia.

Family members of fibromyalgia patients are 8 times more likely to also experience the illness, as compared to the inherited occurrence of other conditions of 2 to 3 times fibromyalgia is not only very common but is typically also very disabling; up to 15-20 percent of fibromyalgia patients may be on long-term disability. 

Fibromyalgia is a condition affecting the central nervous system, for which there is currently no cure, causes fatigue and debilitating pain in women, men, and children of all ethnicities, many of which go undiagnosed patients with this illness live with widespread body pain, extreme fatigue, sleep disorders, stiffness and weakness, headaches, numbness and tingling, impairment of memory and concentration patients with fibromyalgia often have a number of co-existing conditions which may include chronic myofascial pain, IBS, TMJD, migraine, environmental sensitivities, anxiety and depression it may take years to receive a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, and medical professionals frequently are inadequately educated on the current research, diagnosis, and treatment of fibromyalgia.

Lupus affects 5 million people and is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs ("foreign invaders," like the flu).

Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders. Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues ("auto" means "self") and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue.

These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body. Lupus is also a disease of flares (the symptoms worsen and you feel ill) and remissions (the symptoms improve and you feel better).

Get involved, join the cause, support Fibromyalgia & Lupus Awareness!!!  

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