This event has also been posted on Facebook. PLEASE share the Facebook event post with all of your friends and family! Remind everyone that they do not need to donate, only pay for their meal. Here's the link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/471843139594511/
Milwaukee Fibromyalgia Connections is passionate about raising awareness in our community, contributing in any way we can to further research, and supporting other people just like us who struggle with this illness every day.
May 12th is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, and we want to continue our commitment to this cause by hosting a Fibromyalgia Awareness and Benefit Night at our friendly community Fuddruckers restaurant. Here's how it works: At any time during the day or night of Monday May 12th, you and your friends and family go to Fuddruckers, let them know that you're there for the "Benefit Night for Fibromyalgia", and eat. That's it! This is not a request for you to donate; rather, Fuddruckers is sponsoring our cause by donating 20% of your bill to The Advocates for Fibromyalgia Funding, Treatment, Education, and Research (AFFTER). I've carefully selected AFFTER, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization run entirely by volunteers, not only because of their incredible contribution to the Fibro community, but also because well over 90% of contributions go directly to their mission rather than administration costs. More specifically, our donated funds will go directly toward continued research into Fibromyalgia! There have been recent strides in research but so much is still unknown and misunderstood, making it so difficult to treat, much less cure. We have so far to go.
Milwaukee Fibromyalgia Connections’ members and their guests will be at Fuddruckers in Brookfield at 6:00pm for dinner. The purple ribbon represents Fibro Awareness, so we will be wearing purple to show our support and to make us easier to spot. You are more than welcome to join us at that time, but remember the benefit will run all day long so you can go at any time that is convenient for you! All you have to do is go out to eat, just like you might any other time. Who knew supporting research could be so easy and delicious?!
If you cannot make it to the restaurant that day but would still like to contribute, you can do so here by PayPal, or by contacting organizer Holly Foti directly at[masked] or [masked].
Your support would mean the world to me, and to the 5 million Fibromyalgia patients in America and millions more worldwide who are hoping for a cure for this debilitating disease.
Hope to see you there!