First, the actual site for the clothespin challenge, and how to get your kit. Then, the article I learned about it from - which I learned about thru a lovely lady on the online FM support group.
This is the neatest idea for a Fibromyalgia charity drive... Click to learn more about:
"The Fibromyalgia Clothespin Challenge: Awareness at Your Fingertips"
I love it when they find creative ways to gather up money for research and development. In case you hate clicking, here's a tidbit.
"The National Fibromyalgia Association today launched “The Fibromyalgia Clothespin Challenge: Awareness at Your Fingertips” to commemorate September Pain Awareness Month. The objective is to keep a clothespin on your finger for 30 minutes. For each minute that you fail to keep the clothespin on your finger, a donation will be made to the National Fibromyalgia Association. (So, if you can only keep the clothespin on your finger for 10 minutes, and you pledge to donate $5 per minute, your donation is $100.)
“Fibromyalgia means living with stabbing, burning, throbbing pain every day,” says Lynne Matallana, president of the National Fibromyalgia Association who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1995. “With this challenge, we want to call attention to the fact that you can remove the pain when you remove the clothespin, but imagine if you cannot. That’s what it feels like for people who have fibromyalgia.”