What does it mean to be an advocate?
According to the Alliance for Justice advocacy is, “The act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy.”
At FND Hope we believe advocacy is the most empowering act we can become involved in. It is not merely pleading or arguing a cause or idea. It is giving a voice to a deeper passion within us. It is exposing injustice when it is uncomfortable, and it is choosing to no longer be bonded by fear. Unless we step out of the shadows and lend not only a voice but a face to this terrible illness nothing will change.
Advocacy is the choice to respond differently to social norms. It is a verb because it requires action to change the world in which we live. FND Hope invites you to join our global FND movement and feel empowered to elicit change in a more positive and meaningful way.
Let's make a difference together!
There are many ways to advocate, we invite not only those who battle functional symptoms but their family, friends, co-workers, and communities to unite together to support FND awareness.
Spread FND Awareness
Help others become #FNDaware by printing or emailing the Awareness flyer and sharing it with healthcare professionals and/or the public. Then, don’t forget to share your experience on social media using #FNDaware!
Share your story
Fundraising for Hope
Post on Social Media!
1. Create your own posts on social media about FND by sharing your FND Pledge or creating your own meme, thoughts, poem, art, or video about FND.
2. Follow others on social media advocating for FND and share or retweet their FND posts.
Don’t have an account? Create one!
Then, follow and tweet at the following @FNDHope, @FNDHopeUK/, @FNDHopeNetherland and simply click the share/retweet button.
Don’t forget to include our hashtags