May 12th – Proclamation

Fibromyalgia Association Canada (FAC) is pleased to have some municipalities requesting to proclaim Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on our behalf.

If you would like to approach your municipality for them to proclaim May 12th as Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, feel free to download this sample proclamation.

Proclamation – EN



MAY 12, 2022 

WHEREAS: Fibromyalgia Awareness Day aims to raise awareness and end the stigma and discrimination that accompany this chronic illness. 

WHEREAS: Fibromyalgia Association Canada is the only national organization in Canada that supports only fibromyalgia; and 

WHEREAS: Fibromyalgia affects about 5% of Canada’s population – over 2,000,000 men, women and children of all ages and races in Canada are afflicted with this chronic illness; and 

WHEREAS: Fibromyalgia often takes an average of three (3) to five (5) years to diagnosis; and

WHEREAS: there is no known cause of, prevention of, or cure of fibromyalgia; and 

WHEREAS: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a complex illness shose symptoms vary widely and may include debilitating chronic pain, overwhelming fatigue, and cognitive impairment; and 

WHEREAS: patients with Fibromyalgia often have a number of co-existing conditions, which may include chronic myofascial pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), environmental sensitivities, anxiety and depression; and 

WHEREAS: Fibromyalgia (FM) greatly reduces quality of life, can cause total disability and also affect families, friends and employers. Living with chronic pain and fatigue on a daily basis can lead to social isolation, so it is important for sufferers and their families, friends, and caregivers to know that they are not alone.; and 

WHEREAS: people with Fibromyalgia (FM) have a right to be treated with dignity and have a right to pain relief; and 

WHEREAS: together we will find ways to enhance the quality of lives for people affected by fibromyalgia and together find a cure. 

NOW THEREFORE, I, ___________________ , on behalf of the City of ___________________ Council, do hereby proclaim May 12, 2022 as “Fibromyalgia Awareness Day” in the City of ___________________ and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens

May 12th