Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Supports Fibromyalgia Awareness Events

Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Supports Fibromyalgia Awareness Events
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a nonprofit group based in Georgetown, California, is marking May 12, Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, by advocating chiropractic care as an effective complement to medical interventions for fibromyalgia (FM) and chronic pain. F4CP points to its participation in Together Walks — sponsored by National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA) — as a way to raise awareness about FM and chronic pain diseases, push for better care access, and emphasize the need for more research. Together Walks will be held in various cities throughout the United States, including Richmond, Virginia; Waterford, Connecticut, and Chicago (May 13); Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (May 20), and Sacramento, California (May 21). More than 700 live supporters and thousands more online participated in the inaugural Together Walks event in May 2016. Participation this year can be in the form of donations, fundraising, or walking in a local live event. Those who cannot attend can join a Virtual Together Walk. Jan Chambers, a fibromyalgia patient as well as founder and president of NFMCPA, explains on the organization's website that its purpose is to unite people with FM and chronic pain, despite efforts by some to disregard FM as an accepted illness. "Fibromyalgia impacts more than 10 million Americans," Chambers said in a
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