Gary B. Rollman,
Emeritus Professor of Psychology,
University of Western Ontario
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Sunday, August 21, 2011
H.O.P.E. | Fibromyalgia Awareness, Education & Support
Fibromyalgia is one of the most common rheumatologic disorder, second only to osteoarthritis. It is the number one cause of severe, generalized musculoskeletal pain, surpassing even back pain. In the United States alone, 2.5% of all adults suffer with fibromyalgia. In real numbers, this means that approximately 10 million people in the United States deal with fibromyalgia on a daily basis. This is not a small, marginalized part of our population; the faces of fibromyalgia can be found in our neighbors, our coworkers, our families, and our friends. H.O.P.E. speaks out on behalf of those members of our community, fighting for their opportunity to become fully involved once again and live a life free of suffering.
Helping Our Pain and Exhaustion, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to develop and implement programs dedicated to improving the quality of life, for people with fibromyalgia.