Friday, August 15, 2008

National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week

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.


Marsha said...

Are you one of the phone conferences or is it a video conference?

Michele Williams said...

The conference they still show on their site is 2007. Lisa said she is sorry for all the confusion. She said she hasn't changed things for this year's conf. I'm not sure yet how this works. I'm wondering if it will be a webinar? All I know is I have to put something together... Just have to pray and allow God to lead as I write. So many thoughts... have to see where God leads for the workshop.

Denise said...

Thanks for the information.