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Allsup Observes May 12 as National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
Date:5/9/2013

Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) May 09, 2013

National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is May 12, and Allsup wants those who suffer from the debilitating condition to know help is available in coping with fibromyalgia and qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance(SSDI) benefits. Allsup, which provides SSDI representation, veterans disability appeal and Medicare plan selection services, joins organizations across the U.S. in observing fibromyalgia awareness this week.

More than 5 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many people are diagnosed during middle age and prevalence increases with age, the CDC reported.

Individuals who can no longer work because of the condition must provide documentation of how the condition has affected their lives and livelihood in order to receive SSDI benefits. A lack of understanding fibromyalgia can be a huge roadblock to getting help. “Awareness and education are so important,” said Tai Venuti, Strategic Alliances manager for Allsup. “We encourage people with fibromyalgia to join support and advocacy groups such as the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA).”

The national association organizes “Walk To Cure FM” events across the U.S., as well as community picnics and other events to raise awareness. The 2013 theme is “C.A.R.E. & Make Fibromyalgia Visible,” with the acronym standing for “contribute, advocate, research and educate.” Find more details online at http://www.fmcpaware.org.

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