EVENT: Together Walk Louisville
EVENT DATE: May 15, 2016
The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association is joining forces with local organizations across the U.S. to launch TOGETHER WALKS in 2016 to raise fibromyalgia awareness and research funding. Passionate Leaders have already taken the lead for 2016 in Richmond, Portland, Coral Springs, Salt Lake City, Louisville, and a Virtual Online Walk. They have joined with the Kentuckiana Fibromyalgia Support Group at Brown-Forman Lawn in Waterfront Park for their inaugural 2016 Together Walk Louisville!
Grab a pair of walking shoes, roll up your sleeves, and meet others who want to make a difference. It’s time to make fibromyalgia visible in historic Louisville, Kentucky! There will be a DJ, facepainting, free massage and children's games. Registration begins at 9am and the walk begins at 10.
Your voice matters. Everybody has influence. Simply invite your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, along with health and elected officials to come stroll, walk, learn, meet others, and support funding for fibromyalgia research at the Together Walk – Louisville 1K Walk on May 15! TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
People with FM are experts on how disabling FM symptoms negatively affect their daily life and life-long aspirations. If we don’t unite our voices and taking our mission seriously to find treatments and a cure for fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia: invisible, physical, life-altering disorder characterized by chronic widespread muscle pain and fatigue that steals lives and dreams
This invisible, life-altering condition causes 2-4% of women, men and children of all backgrounds worldwide to suffer. (That’s 10 million Americans alone.) The disorder can strike suddenly or occur as a gradual increase in symptoms, indicating changes in the central nervous system (neuroplasticity). Sensory information (such as light, sound, and touch) becomes amplified by the CNS, causing the brain to respond with increasing pain and symptoms. FM severity often increases over time and may become disabling.
The NFMCPA and KFSG thanks you for your continuing support and looks forward to walking with you.
If you are interested in hosting a Together Walk in 2017, please contact the NFMCPA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit fmcpaware.org.