Acoustic Neuroma Association
600 Peachtree Parkway
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Cumming, GA 30041

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CONNECT WITH OTHERS

 

There are milestones or anniversaries that people remember as a significant event noting a special achievement during the AN journey from a very personal, individual perspective.  For some, a milestone can be making a tough treatment decision after months of information gathering.  For others, it may be a treatment anniversary, or perhaps reaching a specific goal after treatment.  Whether large or small, milestones and anniversaries are meaningful markers and are as unique as the individual.

We hope that seeing these realistic and personal events, submitted by patients, caregivers or family members, will provide a sense that you are not along and you will find comfort from others that have faced similar circumstances.  Together we can make a difference by encouraging others on their AN journey.

LisaFisherMilestoneSample milestone:
At age 33 and mom to two small children, I learned I had a 2.5cm AN.  I had successful Translab surgery in May 2017. Unfortunately, I awoke from surgery with facial paralysis and struggled to get back on my feet without help.  I wanted to be strong and healthy and get back to what I loved - running.  I kept a positive attitude (even though there were plenty of bad days), had an amazing support system and set a goal to run my first race six months post-surgery. I completed a 10K and raised $3,000.00 for ANA!


Submit your milestone/anniversary and upload a photo or video:
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Additional ways to connect with others:
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Patient Video Stories

If you would like to give back by helping other patients, please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form.

 

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Langford Auditorium
2209 Garland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232

Please join us for a day of education and support. 
Presentations will cover a variety of topics for pre-treatment/observation patients and post-treatment patients.
Details to come.

A limited number of hotel rooms have been blocked at the Courtyard Marriott/Nashville Vanderbilt West End (Friday night only) at $189.
These rooms are first come, first served.

BOOK HOTEL

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Help us celebrate or recognize your AN Milestone. Do you have a special moment or anniversary or accomplishment you'd like to share with us? Take your photo in your shirt and share with us your milestone.

Use your voice on social media
Join us in making a THUNDERCLAP. 

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Comment and share ANA posts and tweets. Post your AN Milestone stories and photos to educate, support and inspire others.
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Get Started Locally
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Materials to have ANAwareness Week declared in your county, city or state:
Sample Proclamation Request Letter       Sample Proclamation Wording

Materials for local media:
Sample Letter to the Editor       Press Release Patient Story       ANAwareness Logo 1       ANAwareness Logo 2

 

 

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We are so excited to participate in a Thunderclap for ANAwareness Week this year! This is an exciting way to make a big splash by spreading awareness to ALL of your social media contacts. It's easy, too! Click here and sign up to share the post below with all of your contacts on whatever social media outlet you choose - Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr. 

On May 6th, the message below will go out to the contacts of everyone that has agreed to participate. This will happen on the same day, at the same time,  making a big impact, like a thunderclap!! And don't worry, you aren't jeopardizing your privacy or that of your friends as none of the information will be shared or stored. Read here for more on how Thunderclap uses this info and how they protect your privacy.

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MILESTONES

There are milestones or anniversaries that people remember as a significant event noting a special achievement during the AN journey from a very personal, individual perspective.  For some, a milestone can be making a tough treatment decision after months of information gathering.  For others, it may be a treatment anniversary, or perhaps reaching a specific goal after treatment.  Whether large or small, milestones and anniversaries are meaningful markers and are as unique as the individual.

ANA wants to feature these meaningful events on our website - help us raise awareness by sharing your milestone or anniversary today.

We hope that seeing these realistic and personal events, submitted by patients, caregivers or family members, will provide a sense that you are not alone and you will find comfort from others that have faced similar circumstances.

Together we can make a difference by encouraging others on their AN journey.

LisaFisherMilestoneSample milestone:
At age 33 and mom to two small children, I learned I had a 2.5cm AN.  I had successful Translab surgery in May 2017. Unfortunately, I awoke from surgery with facial paralysis and struggled to get back on my feet without help.  I wanted to be strong and healthy and get back to what I loved - running.  I kept a positive attitude (even though there were plenty of bad days), had an amazing support system and set a goal to run my first race six months post-surgery. I completed a 10K and raised $3,000.00 for ANA!

Submit your milestone/anniversary and upload a photo or video: MILESTONE FORM


START A FUNDRAISER 

Updated TEAM ANA 4 WEBOrangeTheoryWebNow is the perfect time to plan your fundraiser for ANAwareness Week.  Join TEAM ANA to raise awareness and funds and connect and encourage others while having a good time!  Visit the TEAM ANA page where you will find ideas for events and tools to help you get started today.  For assistance, email Jennifer Farmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Another way to raise funds for ANA and engage with others in the hearing loss community is to participate in the Walk4Hearing.  ANA receives 40% of funds raised by you for these events.  Click to see if there is a Walk4Hearing close to you!


TAKE ACTION 

HouseClinicAwarenessWebProclamationWebYou can make a great impact in your own local community by reaching out to your government officials and local media.

We've prepared templates to assist you in writing to your editor and obtaining a proclamation.  These requests take time to process, so please don't wait.

Write your local and state officials to request support for ANAwareness Week in the form of an official proclamation.  It's easy to do!  Sample Proclamation Request Letter   Sample Proclamation Wording 

Write your local news editors for press coverage of your acoustic neuroma story or your efforts to raise awareness. Yes, your story matters to your community!  Sample Letter to the Editor   Sample Press Release Template


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