I've been asked why I came up with May Awareness Project, and the answer is easy. I have an affliction or two--as most of us will at some point in our lives--and I decided to turn a negative into a positive. I have Fibromyalgia. I've probably had it my whole life, as widespread pain, stomach issues, and anxiety have followed me as far back as I can recall. I also have Costochondritis, which considering my family history, is a bad thing. More about that Saturday.
I became active after my Fibro diagnosis and ran a blog and Fibro Awareness tea parties and the like every May. After a while, though, I felt as if I were doing everything in life with a singular focus--me. There are so many other things that need equal amounts of attention, and if I could bring awareness to one, maybe I could bring awareness to many.
Thus, with the help of many generous authors and readers and really nice people!...here we are. Project Awareness!
6th – St. Jude’s (http://www.stjude.org )
7th – American Heart Association (http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/) and Children’s Heart Link (http://www.childrensheartlink.org/)
9th – Diabetes Action (http://www.diabetesaction.org/site/PageServer?pagename=index) Action for Healthy Kids (http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/)
12th – American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Assoc. (http://www.afsafund.org/)
13th – Autism Research Institute (http://www.autism.com/index_b.asp)
14th – Colon Cancer Alliance (http://www.ccalliance.org/)
16th – American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (http://www.aarda.org/)
18th – Citizen’s United for Research in Epilepsy (http://www.cureepilepsy.org/home.asp)
19th - NYSVARA New York State Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association
20th – It Gets Better Project (http://www.itgetsbetter.org/pages/about-it-gets-better-project/) The Trevor Project (http://www.thetrevorproject.org/)
21st – Shelter Our Sisters (http://shelteroursisters.org/ ) Sunrise of Pasco County Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center (http://www.sunrisepasco.org/donation.html)
23rd – Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy Society (http://www.fshsociety.org/)
25th – The ALS Association (http://www.alsa.org/)
27th – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (http://www.afsp.org/ )Depression and Suicide To Write Love On Her Arms (http://www.twloha.com/move/)
28th – Breast Cancer Research Foundation (http://www.bcrfcure.org/)
30th – Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (http://www.alzfdn.org/)
31st – Bone Marrow Registration ( http://www.marrow.org/)
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