April is Limb Loss Awareness Month
Each day, more than 500 Americans lose a limb; the Amputee Coalition is the leading national organization working to ensure that amputees do not go through this journey alone. April is Limb Loss Awareness Month, and the Amputee Coalition celebrated 2013 by launching Show Your Mettle Day. We asked amputees across the country to show their mettle by proudly showing their metal (prosthetics or chairs) in public and participate in our Facebook Show Your Mettle photo contest. We challenged others to get involved through fund raising and action calls.
2013 Show Your Mettle Challenge Facebook Winners
Thank you to everyone that participated in the Show Your Mettle Challenge by posting your photos on the Amputee Coalition’s Facebook event page. WillowWood pledged to donate $1 for every photo uploaded to the Amputee Coalition's Facebook page during Limb Loss Awareness Month. Following are the 2 most liked pictures from each category. Click on the images below to view the full-size images in a gallery. These participants will also be recognized on our Facebook page, in the July/August issue of inMotion magazine, and in the 2013 Annual Report. View all entries on our Facebook Show Your Mettle Event page.
Limb Loss Awareness Month 2014
Get Involved: We are already thinking about Limb Loss Awareness Month 2014, and we hope you will too. Spread the word and check back here in the future for updates, planning and events for next year. If you have ideas for new ways to raise awareness and funding to support the limb loss community in 2014 please contact Dan Ignaszewski, Director of Government Relations. Together we can make a difference!
Take Action: We've submitted gubernatorial proclamation requests to all 50 states once again this year. Over the past two years we've received 40 gubernatorial proclamations recognizing Limb Loss Awareness Month, but we want to get all 50! Click here to view the proclamations already in place and learn how you can take action in states that have not yet signed one.
Show Your Support: Look great and raise awareness with unique, quality apparel and gear featuring the Amputee Coalition Show Your Mettle logo. Click here to shop now!