Help Fight the Stigma of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain – Enter the Live Bold Photo Contest

Karen Lee Richards Health Guide
  • If you live with fibromyalgia or another chronic pain condition, you're probably all too aware of the stigma that often accompanies these invisible illnesses. People with chronic pain are too often looked upon as being lazy or hypochondriacs because we're not able to do everything we once did. We're labeled as drug seekers simply because we have to take medication in order to function and have any quality of life.


    HealthCentral recognizes the challenges we face on a daily basis and is sponsoring the Live Bold Photo Contest to help us fight back. This is your opportunity to show the world the strength and courage it takes to live each day with chronic pain.

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    What Does It Mean to Live Bold?


    Living Bold is finding the inner strength to persevere and thrive despite the challenges and adversities of living with chronic pain. It's getting up and doing what you have to do each day even though your body is wracked with pain. Living Bold means facing obstacles and overcoming them.


    Would you like to end the stigma associated with fibromyalgia and chronic pain? Here's how you can help – and have the chance to win up to $500.


    How to Enter the Live Bold, Live Now Anti-Stigma Photo Contest


    The Live Bold, Live Now Anit-Stigma Photo Contest is open to legal residents of the United States 18 years and older.) To enter, follow these four simple steps:

    1. Take a photo representing how you Live Bold.

    2. Write a caption of 250 words or less to go with your photo.

    3. Submit your photo and caption at Live Bold Photo Contest or on the Live Bold Facebook page by July 11, 2014.

    4. Share your story using #LiveBold to get votes between July 15 – August 8, 2014.

    After the submission deadline of July 11, 2014, everyone who enters will receive guidelines explaining how the voting works. The entries with the most votes will be selected as 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The prizes are:

    • 1st place – $500

    • 2nd place – $250

    • 3rd place – $100

    Show us how you live bold!


Published On: June 30, 2014