Tuesday, September 9, 2008

National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week

Have you heard about National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week? (That's a mouthful!) September 8-14, 2008 will feature 20 seminars via Blog Talk Radio, (4 per day, M-F) plus tons of people are helping spread the word by blogging about invisible illness issues.
Do you get tired of hearing, “But you look so good?” or sick of the stares when you park in a handicapped spot? This is our chance to educate the public as well as remember we are not alone. Nearly 1 in 2 people in the USA live with an illness and 96% of it is invisible.
Check them out today! They have daily guest bloggers at http://www.invisibleillnessblog.com/, lots or prizes, articles, and it's a great way to make some new friends and attend a conference without ever leaving your home. The main web site is: http://www.invisibleillness.com/ .
Also, I have found some useful information from the previous lectures, which are archived on the site. Good stuff, there.


  1. Thanks for sharing. People keep telling me how great I look at work but I feel like s----- a great deal of the time. Ugh...

  2. Thanks so much for blogging about the week and letting people know. The seminars have been really great and I'm so excited that we will have all of this archived indefinately. Appreciate your blog too. I read a few posts. I thought the one of "what's it's like to have MS" was very good. Dear Abbey recently had a couple of letters I commented on on my blog at www.invisibleillnessblog.com that I thought were rather.... well, ignorant, and not helping people understand how illnesses and symptoms can change rather quickly.

    Lisa Copen
    NICIAW Director

  3. You always have such great information and links...I will definitely go check this out.