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The Fibroduck Foundation

Fibroduck is an awareness campaign and part of the Fibroduck Foundation, a small HMRC registered charity, fundraising to pay for bio medical research in to test, cause and cure for Fibromyalgia.

Fibroduck is also a registered trademark which took legal affect 31/10/2014 please see this page for how it may affect you.

Why Fibroduck is travelling the world: Raising awareness for Fibromyalgia and M.E./CFS, while making you smile along the way.

People with fibromyalgia and M.E./CFS were almost always hard-working and fiercely independent people. Now that they are ill, their pain and fatigue prevents them from living the lives they had before. Tasks that used to be easy are now very difficult, and many people cannot do the things they once enjoyed and took pride in. They often have to rely on others, and often stress about what goes undone.

We picked a duck to represent people with fibromyalgia /M.E./CFS  because having these conditions makes them feel as though they are operating in an unfamiliar world – like ducks out of water. A duck on land can still get about and do things, but not as quickly and fluidly as it would in the water.

The dots on the duck represent the painful muscles and joints experienced by people with fibromyalgia.

So, the challenge is to draw attention to fibromyalgia by sending in pictures showing the duck in places a duck wouldn’t usually go, and doing things a duck wouldn’t normally do.

This fun campaign has now been running since 1st September 2009, Patients often ask what research is being done into this devastating illness. The truth is, very little. Even the tiny research budget allocated to ME/CFS in most countries dwarfs that allocated to fibromyalgia syndrome.

So, we decided to take action. The Fibroduck Foundation is a HMRC registered (XT35891) charity committed to fundraising for research intofibromyalgia.

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