12 Easy Ways to Raise Awareness of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day may be a few months off (May 12!), but you really should be raising awareness all year long — you can even start getting organized for a big event on Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. If you're wondering what can you do to help, newlifeoutlook has quite a few ideas. MORE: Eight celebrities living with fibromyalgia There are many ways that you can help to raise the profile of fibromyalgia including:
  • Getting on social media to share facts, stats, figures and life stories about fibromyalgia.
  • Getting involved in a local fibromyalgia awareness event.
  • Hosting your own fibromyalgia awareness event to raise funds for research.
  • Donating to a fibromyalgia charity or non-profit organization.
  • Creating a Facebook page for locals with fibromyalgia.
  • Joining or hosting a local support group.
  • Contacting your senator or congressman to talk about extra funding for fibromyalgia research and treatment.
  • Becoming an advocate for fibromyalgia and speaking out to the medical world and the media.
  • Printing out support posters and putting them up at your place of work/school/college
  • Wearing a fibromyalgia purple ribbon and talking to people about the disease when they ask why you're wearing it.
  • Creating your own YouTube video to explain what it's like to live with fibromyalgia.
  • Selling fibromyalgia wristbands to friends, neighbors, and colleagues.
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