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2024 Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month is Fast Approaching!

Mar 19, 2024 |

With only two weeks remaining until the highly-anticipated start of Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month (LLLDAM), there’s never been a more opportune time to unite and rally support for our incredible community. Throughout April, many opportunities exist to join the Amputee Coalition in increasing awareness and championing individuals living with limb loss or limb difference. Whether you’re a community member, a friend, a family member, or a dedicated ally, we invite you to take actionable steps to raise awareness in your community.

In the United States alone, over 5.6 million++ individuals are living with limb loss and limb difference, impacting people of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, and walks of life. Given that limb loss can occur unexpectedly, and its prevalence is rising, raising awareness and educating individuals about preventive measures is increasingly crucial. We all have a part to play, and awareness is a step towards equality, respect, and a better quality of life for people who have disabilities.

Make a difference by getting involved and spreading the word!

  • Utilize the 2024 LLLDAM Communications Toolkit – We have created these resources especially for you! Help promote LLLDAM by sharing our brand assets with your networks. Download and distribute our poster around town or get out your mobile device to share our message. We have crafted social media posts to get you started and we encourage you to tag the Amputee Coalition and use our official hashtags on your social media platforms! #LLLDAM #LLLDAM2024
  • Participate in the #WeThrive campaign – Inspire through the power of your unique story! Share your story for the first time or give us a life update about how you’ve remained resilient. If you’ve been a part of the community for a while, you can even share lessons or tips you’ve learned while living with limb loss or limb difference. Post your videos on social media or submit a written story and photo on our website.
  • Wear Orange Wednesdays – Show your enthusiasm, creativity, and support for LLLDAM by wearing ORANGE every Wednesday beginning April 3rd!

Follow our social media channels throughout April as we share #LLLDAM Dares where you can take on a challenge related to limb loss and limb difference awareness. Stay tuned for the announcement of our #LLLDAM webinar line-up.

Remember, you’re not alone. If you need support, educational materials, or resources, visit the National Limb Loss Resource Center. Call us at 1-888-267-5669 x 1 or reach out via our web form.

Stay in the know about Limb Loss Limb Difference Awareness Month on the Amputee Coalition Website.