We are halfway through Limb Loss Awareness Month, but rest assured there is still plenty of time to become involved. Our Show Your Mettle movement on Facebook and Twitter has already surpassed previous records, and we encourage anybody who has not yet posted a photo to join the fun. Show Your Mettle Day is April 25th, but photos are being posted on the event page throughout this month. You can post these photos here.
In addition to our social media campaigns, volunteers across the country have taken this opportunity to reach out into their local communities to educate others about living with limb loss. Speaking to local school classes, Scout troops or other civic groups is an enjoyable way to help spread the message that life after limb loss can be limitless. The Amputee Coalition maintains the largest repository of information and resources concerning living well with limb loss, and we invite those seeking information for presentations to visit our Web site or to call our Resource Center at 888-267-5669.
Hosting a fundraiser for the Amputee Coalition is another way that the community is rallying behind Limb Loss Awareness Month. The Amputee Coalition is the leading national organization serving the limb loss community. We rely upon donations in order to continue to provide quality programming, advocacy and information for the limb loss community. Across the country individuals have partnered with the Amputee Coalition to host benefit walks, comedy shows, music performances and bake sales. There is still time to host a benefit. We have a step-by-step guide available on our website or feel free to email Melinda Park our Development Manger (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
Another avenue for involvement involves advocacy. We encourage everybody to take this opportunity to contact their local and state representatives to bring attention to limb loss issues. We have a wealth of information, as well as talking points, on our website. Signing and sharing the one limb per life petition is a quick way to show your support for those living with limb loss.
Our Web site also boasts numerous opportunities to participate in research. All studies listed have been thoroughly vetted by our Scientific & Medical Advisory Committee, so you can rest assured that the studies maintain high efficacy standards. Participating in research is a fantastic way to honor and to contribute to the limb loss community.
Whatever your preferred avenue, the Amputee Coalition encourages everybody in the community to become involved. Limb Loss Awareness Month is an opportunity to gain traction on issues important to the community, but its success is dependent upon participation. Remember to "Show Your Mettle" throughout the month of April, but especially on Saturday, April 25.