Chicagoland Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Awareness Together Walk

MAY 12, 2018. A 1K & 5K walk/stroll fundraiser for research and so much more to bring together people affected by any kind of chronic pain illness. Come be inspired and meet others going through the same things you are. This is for patients, caregivers, families and friends.
68% Funded
  • $5,415.00 Donated
  • $8,000.00 Goal
  • 32 Donors
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About the Event

With the help of the community and local donors, this event hopes to further awareness, bring education to those who still do not know and raise funding for research behind this horrible, debilitating illness of fibromyalgia and other connecting types of chronic pain.  

How to get involved now?

  1. Be part of the conversation on our Facebook event page.
  2. Follow us Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  3. Check out our hashtags #IWalk4Fibro and #togetherwalks

Interested in advertising, sponsorship, or exhibitor opportunities? Contact the Chicago team at chicagolandfibrowalk@gmail.com or 815-514-0046.

Where: Hickory Creek Forest Preserve (LaPorte Road Access), 10537 W. Laporte Road, Mokena, IL 60448
Date:     Saturday, May 12, 2018
Price:    $35 (includes T-shirt)
Program: 

                 9:30 Early-bird registration & check-in
               10:00 Registration & check-in
               11:00 Speaker program (listed below)
               12:00 1K/5K fibromyalgia awareness walk
                 2:30 Closing ceremony awards & raffle

Speakers:
    Drug-Free Pain Management For Neuropathy:
Dr. Renee Hartz, Chicago Trigger Point Center
    Preventing Caregiver Burnout: Mark Jasper, Nurse Practitioner, Innovative Express Care
    How to Maintain High Spirits When Pain is Chronic: Dr. Melissa Geraghty, Psychologist
    Avoiding Depression With Chronic Pain: Gracey Bagosy-Young, GG Chronic Pain Foundation
    Finding New Meaning in Your Life: Rob Castellanos, Syndio Health

About the Organizers

2018 Chicagoland Together Walk Teams

I hope many of Laura’s family and friends will join our team to show support for her and help raise money for raising awareness and supporting research into this nasty disease.

Amount
$185

Come and join me fight back against Fibro!

Amount
$205

I am walking to spread awareness and help raise money for fibromyalgia medical research. Fibromyalgia is a challenge that I have had to learn to deal with everyday. Please consider supporting me one day by walking with me or donating to my team. I am part of the planning committee and this year is going to be a great day for the whole family. Thank you from the bottom of my full heart!

Amount
$220

I hope that you can come walk with us to support Fibromyalgia Awareness!

Amount
$390

Hey guys! Please join me on this walk to fight fibromyalgia and chronic pain. If you cannot join us for the walk, please consider donating. Without money for research, we will not get new treatments as you may all know, none of the current treatments work for me.

Amount
$35

Bringing together a team that is strong. A team that will stand in the face of diversity and not back down when the going gets tough and when people look at you as a liability rather than an asset.
WHO IS WITH ME ON THIS QUEST?

Amount
$35

I am blessed to have amazing family and friends who have supported me for years. This year they are joining me on this awesome journey to bring awareness to this very real and debilitating condition. Together we are stronger!

Amount
$245

I myself am a Fibro Warrior for over 16 years now. There are good and bad days. Some that are crippling and you can’t move. Help me in fighting this and bringing awareness to the world of this nasty disease.

Amount
$0

I was diagnosed with Fibro 5 years ago. Please help me fund research to find a cure for Fibro!

Amount
$0

I am blessed to have amazing family and friends who have supported me for years. This year they are joining me on this awesome journey to bring awareness to this very real and debilitating condition. Together we are stronger!

Amount
$100

Join the Fitz Fighters to support chronic pain and FM!! Walk, roll, or just relax – just join us for a great cause and stroll in the woods.

Amount
$0
Click HERE to create a team and walk together with friends and family at the 2018 Chicagoland Together Walk!

Amount: $1,715

Registrants/Donors: 34

Amount: $3,700

Registrants/Donors: 6

Amount: $1,850

Registrants/Donors: 5

Overall donations/Registrations

Amount

$940

Registrants/Donors

21

Overall Sponsor Donations

Amount

$2,100

Donors

4

Overall In-kind donations

Amount

$2,650

Donors

3

Overall donations/Registrations

Amount

$940

Registrants/Donors

21

Overall Sponsor Donations

Amount

$2,100

Donors

4

Overall In-kind donations

Amount

$2,700

Donors

3

2018 Chicagoland Together Walk Sponsors

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Registration FAQs

All children are invited and ages 6 and under are free! Ages 7-12 are $15 and include a t-shirt

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One comment

  • Deborah Nunez

    There are a lot of reasons to help this walk but one reason I find is that we all have one condition that we share and it is called the “human condition”. We all have a “caring condition” whether we find it within ourselves early on in life or later, we all care about something, and this is what I have found myself caring about. Actually, all the leaders of all the walks have found themselves caring about this at a very deep level. So when you find yourself caring about THIS cause, please remember that the leaders are caring at a very deep and personal level for this cause with you. So dig deep and join in the fundraising and friend-finding cause of this event!

    April 18, 2018 at 10:28 am Reply