Limb Loss Awareness Month is a way to help increase awareness about people living with limb loss and about limb loss prevention, according to the Amputee Coalition.

Throughout April, amputee support groups, veterans, prosthetists, rehabilitation centers, and people with limb loss will either host or participate in various activities in their communities to raise awareness about limb loss and prevention.

Two such major events, according to the Amputee Coalition in a media release, are Hill Day, on April 20, during which amputees will gather to meet with their elected officials on Capitol Hill; and “Show Your Mettle” day on April 23, during which amputees will wear their prosthesis in public, take a photo, and post it to Amputee Coalition’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages.

“April is a month of celebration, engagement and education. Limb loss is becoming less uncommon every day,” says Susan Stout, Amputee Coalition president & CEO, in the release. “Our goals are to heighten public awareness about limb loss and increase people’s understanding of prevention – especially those most at risk.”

For more information, visit Amputee Coalition.

[Source: Amputee Coalition]