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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Social Sites

Today's post will be about the various social platforms that you can check out to help raise awareness for Invisible Illness Week. As mentioned yesterday you can check out their twitter and Facebook page, but what can you say?

Well here you can draw up some inspiration from some of the many blogs featuring posts about the Invisible Illness Campaign:

Witty Gritty Invisible Girl - www.therevertedbutterfly.blogspot.co.uk
Seeking Equilibrium - www.rosemaryl.blogspot.co.uk

These are just a few of the great blogs where you can gain inspiration and knowledge about all kinds of invisible conditions, so make sure you check out the Invisible Illness website and see some others!

And ofcourse make sure you download a blogger badge!

So yesterday I told you to tweet..but what can you tweet about?

Well here are some of the 'Things to Retweet' suggested by the Invisible Illness Website. You can find more facts and statistics on the website!

"Facts to Tweet About Invisible Illness

RT @invisibleillwk #iiwk12 Fact #1 Nearly 1 in 2 Americans (133 million) has a chronic condition. Not U? It’s someone U luv! http://ow.ly/6Otw
RT @invisibleillwk #iiwk12 Fact #2 About 96% of illnesses are invisible. No visible signs and no assistive device used. http://ow.ly/6Otw
RT @invisibleillwk #iiwk12 Fact #5 Plp with illness are young! 60% are between the ages of 18 and 64http://ow.ly/6Otw
RT @invisibleillwk #iiwk12 Fact #6 By 2020, about 157 million Americans will be afflicted by chronic illnesses. http://ow.ly/6Otw
RT @invisibleillwk #iiwk12 Fact #7 90% of seniors have at least one chronic disease and 77% have two or more chronic diseases. http://ow.ly/6Otw
RT @invisibleillwk #iiwk12 Fact #8 Depression is 15-20% higher for the chronically ill than for the average person. http://ow.ly/6Otw
RT @invisibleillwk #iiwk12 Fact #11 Invisible illness includes #autism, #bulimia, #migraine pain, #arthritis, #bi-polar disorder #depression. http://ow.ly/6Otw
RT @invisibleillwk #iiwk12 Fact #15 19 million of plp who are severely disabled do not use a wheelchair, cane, crutches or walker http://ow.ly/6Otw
RT @invisibleillwk #iiwk12 Fact #19 Over half of the chronically ill say the worst thing someone can say is “you look great.” http://ow.ly/6Otw"

Monday, 10 September 2012

Sorry for the lack of posts recently.. but like many of you we have been engrossed with the success of the paralympics! Just before we get on to the main topic of today, we'd like to echo all of those comments and congratulate all of the Paralympian athletes that took part in the game, they were a true inspiration to all! 

Some of you may know that to show our support for Invisible Illness Awareness week (which is this week!) we are uploading a new blog post every day! So today's blog post is..

An Introduction

Many of you may have come across Invisible Illness Awareness Week (#iiwk12) but for those that haven't here is a quick recap. It is a week dedicated to raising awareness about invisible conditions. This week there is loads of stuff going on online which you can get involved with to help raise awareness!


1) Tweet @invisibleillwk with the hashtag #iiwk12 and help get Invisible Illnesses the recognition they deserve! 

2) Tune in to the virtual conferences on the Invisible Illness Week website!

3) Blog about the week and link it to their website where you can read other entries!

4) Like their Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/InvisibleIllnessWeek

5) Share this image:

There are many more ways in which you can get involved so make sure you check out their website and tune in here everyday this week from 10.00am BST to read our latest blog post about #iiwk12!