Archive for October, 2011

Why Do We Only Get a Day?

October 13, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and February is Heart & Stroke Month. I understand why these medical conditions have a full month of awareness because they are the top two killers of women. But why do conditions like Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome not only have one day of awareness, but have to share this single day between the two? While neither of these conditions are considered terminal, they significantly impact the daily lives of hundreds of thousands of people, primarily women. In my opinion, if we have to do double-duty awareness, we should have more time to do so. My suggestion is to extend FM & CFS Awareness Day on May 12th to a full week of awareness of the week in May that includes May 12th. So I declare the week of May 6th to May 13th, 2012 to be Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Week.
Do you think this is a good idea? I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions!