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Fibro Feelings – Arthritis Walk

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I recently was asked to be the Master of Ceremonies for my local Arthritis Walk kick-off celebration. Even though I’m the Volunteer Event Director for this event, I was still honored to be ask to be a larger part of this celebration. The Helpful Hubby had to work, but one of our friends came and even brought three of his friends! It was fun getting to talk with others about all the wonderful work the Arthritis Foundation does. After the kick-off was over I stocked up on posters and brochure displays. Then I headed to Whole Foods to hang up my first event poster of the year! Of course, I also had fun looking around the store and buying fun foods. Did you know that Whole Foods makes amazing snickerdoodle cookies?

I would highly suggest getting involved with an Arthritis Walk in your area. There are many ways to do this that have very little physical demands. For instance, I’ve emailed over 100 local businesses trying to raise awareness of our event and see if they’re willing to partner with us for sponsorship, donations or even starting their own team to walk. It is pretty easy and I do it from the comfort of my house. I simply send however many emails that I feel like doing at the moment. I keep posters and scotch tape in my car and anytime I go into a business I see if I’m allowed to hang a poster there. Being a part of a walk planning committee or volunteering the day of the event are other ways to be involved, besides fundraising and walking in the event.

To find an Arthritis Walk in your state, look at this Arthritis Foundation page. One of the other benefits of being involved with the Arthritis Walk are meeting people who’re devoted to similar causes and possibly even ones who are also living with chronic illness. Did you realize that the Arthritis Foundation supports many conditions that are not a form of arthritis? Of course, fibromyalgia is one of the over 100 arthritis and arthritis related conditions they are devoted to.

Have you participated in an Arthritis Walk before? If so, share your experiences with me!

This post was included in Chronic Babe Blog Carnival #27.

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Comment from Pam
Time March 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm

CONGRATS Mrs. Master of Ceremonies!!! I’ve never thought about getting involved in an Arthritis Foundation. I’ll check it out.

Pam

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Felicia Fibro Reply:

Thanks, Pam! I’ve been involved with them, in some way, for ~8 years. They have some great brochures on fibromyalgia and even some publications on it. The Jingle Bell Run & Walk is another fun even to be a part of, everyone dresses up all Christmas-y!

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Comment from Ashley
Time March 10, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Congrats on your MC opportunity! I’ve never been involved in a walk for a cause, maybe I should try it.

P.S. love the comment LUV
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Felicia Fibro Reply:

Thanks, Ashley! Yes, give it a try! It feels great when you’re gathered with a large group of people and you know you’re all there to help improve people’s lives. Regarding the comment luv – I saw it on another blogger’s website and knew I wanted to start using it ASAP!

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Comment from what is rheumatoid arthritis
Time May 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Indeed, arthritis is a very unpleasant disease. My aunt, (64 years old) suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and I can see that she fights the pain every day. Thanks.

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