Monday, July 2, 2012

Invisible Illness, Visible Hope

This isn't a real post. It is a figment of your imagination. Actually, it is a commercial. So you can do whatever it is when you come to a commercial. I hope you choose to look at it rather than ignore it, rather then running to the bathroom or go to get a drink. But it is a commercial just the same. But it is telling you about an important event that is coming up.

September 10-16, 2012 is National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week. This annual event, started in 2002 by Lisa Copen, features a variety of ways to get involved including a virtual conference September 10-14 online for free with speakers.

2012′s theme is INVISIBLE ILLNESS? SHARE YOUR VISIBLE HOPE! This is a chance for participants to upload photos that show their hope to encourage others (both ill and healthy).
There is a Meme “30 Things You May Not Know About My Invisible Illness”, you can sign up to blog for the cause, read guest bloggers’ posts, and get involved in the campaign on Facebook. There is even a free 80-page ebook when you sign up for email updates, with 263 tips! Just go to to sign up for the ebook.
With nearly 1 in 2 people living with a chronic condition, about 96% of those people are suffering silently with invisible illnesses. See*

*The signs, video and the purple section with accompanying picture have thoughtfully been provided by

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