Spread peripheral neuropathy awareness

More people should know about PN

SAVE THE DATE: Awareness week is May 5-11, 2024

Despite affecting approximately 30 million Americans, and 190 million people world-wide, peripheral neuropathy (PN) isn’t as well known as it should be. 

Together, let’s spread PN awareness to help speed up the diagnoses for patients, create more research funding and expand available treatments while searching for cures.

Please consider supporting our organization’s awareness efforts by making a gift in the month of May – we are aiming to raise $100,000 in the month of May!

Although peripheral neuropathy awareness week officially happens in May, we work to spread awareness year round. Get involved!

Wear your PN shirt!

Did you get an awesome PN shirt?! Wear it! Post a picture of your gear and tag us to help spread awareness of peripheral neuropathy.

May awareness week

We work to increase awareness year round, but the first full week in May is peripheral neuropathy awareness week when we really push to mobilize the PN community to expand our reach. Watch for updates on awareness week in spring, or check out the graphics from last year with the link below.

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Share your story

Tell a friend your story. Share your experience with diagnosis, treatment or daily life adjustments that help contribute to a high quality of life for you or a loved one after PN has entered the picture. Use our graphics to help draw attention to PN and our collective cause to fund more treatments, and someday, cures. You can even submit your story for possible inclusion in our print newsletter or blog, just fill out the form.

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Connect with us, expand our reach

Follow us. Visit our pages frequently, (because of algorithms, you only see an estimated 20% of the content shared by those you follow in your feed) like and share our content. Then invite your friends to follow us, too!

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Thank your support community

No one fights peripheral neuropathy alone. Whether you want to print a postcard and mail it to your sister to thank her for making you dinner when you couldn’t manage to use your hands, or you want to post on social to thank your whole network for their support, we’ve got the materials for you to do it.

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Vote, advocate for peripheral neuropathy

Show up at the polls. Write to your representatives. Talk to your neighbor about PN and what can be done with more research funding.

Learn more about advocacy opportunities.

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Learn more, educate others

Our free resource library is constantly growing. Whether you’re learning about your initial options as a newly diagnosed patient, or about a parent’s condition so you can offer more support, there are resources.

Check out even more of our resources, like our webinar archive and blog.

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Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers are key to our success. They work with our small Foundation staff to advance our mission and improve the lives of the approximately 30 million people with PN.

Learn about our volunteer opportunities.

Stats tell the story

image of woman with stat: 1 in 15 Americans has PN
image of woman with text: 70% of diabetics get PN
image of man with stat: over 100 causes of PN

Let’s increase awareness of PN. Approximately 30 million people in the US are estimated to have some form of peripheral neuropathy, but this figure may be significantly higher as not all people with symptoms are tested for the disease, and tests currently do not look for all forms of neuropathy. More than 100 types of peripheral neuropathy have been identified, but over 20% of those diagnosed have ‘idiopathic’ PN, meaning the cause is unknown. More research funding could help reduce that percentage, and lead to more breakthroughs in treatments, and eventually, cures.

Learn more about peripheral neuropathy from the National Institutes of Health.

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