If you want to represent fibromyalgia in the Virgin London Marathon we want to hear from you. FMA UK has been lucky enough to secure just one place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015. We entered a charity ballot for this place and will not be able to enter again until 2017 so we have to make this one count.
If your passion is running and you want to support us in our quest to make sure everyone with fibromyalgia receives effective treatment, this is your chance.
You will need to pay a £100 registration fee and pledge to raise at least £1000 using virginmoneygiving.com. Unfortunately, we cannot refund this fee if you change your mind after entry or drop out of the race.
You need to apply by 15th November 2014. A decision will be made by the 30th November and the registration fee will be due at that time or the place will be given to another applicant.
To complete the application form click here.
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Jay is taking on a daring challenge for herself and FMA UK as she explains below. We wish her well in her training and the boxing match itself.
I am able to currently manage my fibromyalgia and I was fortunately already doing the right things to help myself prior to diagnosis despite never even hearing about the condition until I was diagnosed. Despite having fibromyalgia I consider myself lucky, I am able to work and I am also extremely stubborn, this condition is a part of me, the pain is always in the background and I refuse to let it rule what I can and cannot do. There are though fibromyalgia sufferers who are not as fortunate as I am, they have it more severe and cannot work, they have stopped work or are forced into early retirement.
FMA UK had a display at the summit held last weekend and was represented by the chair of the trustees Pam Stewart to ensure fibromyalgia is included
The UK is to host the first MSK World Summit to tackle the impact of musculoskeletal disorders.
On Sunday 12th and Monday 13th of October, London will be hosting the first-ever MSK World Summit, calling on governments across the world to unite in adopting concrete measures to promote musculoskeletal (MSK) health and reduce the enormous impact of MSK disorders nationally and globally.
The event, which is being organised by the Bone and Joint Decade (BJD) – the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health – and the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) UK, will take place over two days at the Royal College of Surgeons, London, and will bring together experts from across the globe and across the MSK community, including senior representatives from the World Health Organisation and the European Commission as well as the UK Government, NHS England and Public Health England.
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