May 12 is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day: The Organizations You Should Know
In recognition of Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, Pfizer is providing a charitable donation to four national nonprofit organizations to support their fibromyalgia educational activities and advocacy efforts. The donation program is part of FibroCenter, a new online community developed and maintained by Pfizer, which is intended to offer information to empower the fibromyalgia community.
For each person who goes to the FibroCenter Web site and takes a “pledge” to learn about fibromyalgia, seek help and stay positive, Pfizer will donate $1, up to a total of $100,000. The donations will be divided equally among the following organizations:
- The National Fibromyalgia Association
- The American Chronic Pain Association
- The American Pain Foundation
- The National Pain Foundation
In a press release issued today, Will Rowe, CEO of the American Pain Foundation and ChronicPainConnection Expert, said, "Fibromyalgia, like so many chronic pain conditions, is difficult to diagnose, difficult to treat, and has led many in the medical community to label legitimate patients as 'difficult.' People often mistakenly believe that pain is something they just have to live with. They are often made to feel that the pain is 'just in their heads.’ We commend Pfizer for their leadership in increasing awareness of fibromyalgia and the rights of all people who suffer from pain."
You can celebrate Fibromyalgia Awareness Day and help support these organizations and their efforts on behalf of fibromyalgia patients by going to FibroCenter and taking the pledge.