May is National Awareness Month for MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity). I learned this fact last fall when the Jennifer Parker Foundation was announcing it’s plan for a Walk Across America to raise awareness for MCS. The walk is scheduled for this coming Friday, May 5th, 2013. I had signed up with all intentions of organizing a walk in my community. Too many things began to conspire against me doing this (trying to get enough support, the winter weather making meeting with organizations outdoors to begin to raise awareness about this walk and our cause was impossible, and my book progress was lagging behind and I needed to focus everything on it). Next year I hope they do another one and I can participate. I am finally feeling human and like I have a brain of sorts. I hope to do a proper MCS Awareness post soon. Other bloggers I follow who speak on the topic of chemical sensitivity are:
mcsgal at Sensitive to Chemicals
sonda at sondasmcschatter
miche at The-Labyrinth
Jennie at Jennie Sherwin
I also learned today that this is Ehler’s Danlos Awareness Month too through my fellow blogger Katie at Connective Tissue Disorders: My Journey. You can read facts about Ehler’s Danos disease fact #1 here.
May is also Celiac Awareness fact that I learned from another fellow blogger Molly at A Sprue Story. Amanda at Celiac and Allergy Adventures also writes about her adventures with Celiac Disease along with Kim at Gluten Nazi Mom.
I became curious what other mostly Invisible Chronic Illnesses had an awareness day in May and discovered this is National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month (This was part of my diagnosis). Learn more here. I had not heard of this organization before but plan to check it out in more detail.
In checking I also learned this is National Asthma Awareness Month and I have received quite a bit of information from The Grateful Foodie on this topic.
It is Lupus Awareness Month
If anyone reading this post has a blog that addresses any of these topics, please let me know via comment so that I may include them in an update. If I have left any of you out who follow me, please forgive me. I will gladly update this post and include you.
I hope all of you will take a few minutes to check out these amazing blogs.