We’re thrilled about observing Limb Loss Awareness Month 2017, and we’re ready to help make it the best one yet! Keep reading below to find out how you can be a part of this very exciting month.
Come to Washington, D.C. from April 25-26 and talk to your elected officials about issues that have an effect on those with limb loss. Training and networking starts at noon on the 25th, and legislator visitation takes place on the 26th. Among other things, we’ll be addressing insurance fairness for amputees, funding for programs and research that improves life for someone with limb loss, and more. Get more details here.
Harness the Power of Social Media
We all know social media can be an incredibly effective tool for spreading the word about… well, anything. Download the Amputee Coalition toolkit and dedicate your social network pages to Limb Loss Awareness Month! With premade graphics, flyers, and more, you’ll have everything you need to make sure all your friends know how special this month is.
Show Your Mettle
Definitely one of the most loved traditions of LLAM, this is a great opportunity to show exactly what you’re made of!
Step 1: Take a photo of yourself that showcases your limb loss.
Step 2: Post it with the hashtag #ShowYourMettle, and let your unstoppable spirit shine!
Book a Speaking Engagement
Whether at your local library, civic group, or church, April is a great month to speak about limb loss and everything it entails. Reach out to organizations around your city and ask them if they’d be interested in having you come speak. Then, use that opportunity to educate the public about limb loss and encourage them to get involved with their elected officials to help amputees live well!
Need More Tips for Limb Loss Awareness Month?
If you’re looking to get involved but you’re not sure how to take the first step, contact BioTech. We love our patients like family, and we’ll do anything to make sure they are loved and celebrated during the month of April (and every other month, for that matter). Contact us today for more information on limb loss, prosthetic devices, and more!