Friday, August 15, 2008
September 8-14, 2008
National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week is dedicated to increasing awareness, as well as honoring and supporting those who have chronic illness/pain but don’t “look” like it. Arthritis, diabetis, lung disease, heart disease, fibromyalgia, Lupus, cancer, mental illness, just to name a few disabilities that are not obvious to an observer. “Invisible Illnesses” carry a stigma all their own. People may be chastised for parking in handicapped spots, or considered lazy or hypochondriacs simply because their disability is not obvious or understood.
For more information, visit here. There are tote bags, T-shirts and jewelry available for purchase, and you’ll also find information on telephone seminars being set up for that week to discuss a variety of subjects regarding chronic illness and pain.