People of all ages walked, en masse, through Langley City on Saturday to raise awareness about a condition that affects three in 100 Canadians.
The goal of the Free Us From Fibro Walk was to raised funds and awareness to help people afflicted with fibromyalgia, a condition that causes chronic muscle and soft tissue pain and tendersness on both sides of the body, above and below the waist.
Fibromyalgia affects 900,000 Canadians, and women are at least four times more likely than men to develop fibromyalgia.
It usually occurs in people who are over the age of 50.
Warning signs are stiffness, trouble sleeping, fatigue, poor memory and concentration, numbness, as well as depression, migraine headaches, and pain in the jaw. For information or to donate, visit fibrowellspring.org.
The walk started at the Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundationâ€™s head office and thrift store at 109-20631 Fraser Hwy.