Make July 10 National Chronic Disease Awareness Day with Good Days

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Across the United States, seven out of every 10 people will die from
chronic disease. The fiscal price of managing the high levels of chronic
disease across the country consume 86 percent of our nation’s total
health care costs.

However, the most common chronic disease
conditions
, including cardiovascular disease, stroke,
cancer, type 2 diabetes and obesity, are also
the most preventable
.

There
are a host of issues involved in treating chronic disease
: family
support, community services, as well as psychological support. Treating
chronic disease also includes practical issues like travel to the
medical appointments, absenteeism at work or school and helping your
family understand your state of health. With or without medical
insurance, many medications are too expensive for patients to afford or
do not fall within the offerings of a patient’s insurance plan.

Long-term lifestyle changes are the most effective way to prevent
chronic illness such as smoking cessation and a healthy diet. Across the
country, we need to work towards decreasing the rates of preventable
chronic diseases. An increase in general public knowledge about chronic
illness will help patients as they seek support and solutions for their
conditions.

Join Good Days in recognizing 7/10 as National Chronic Disease
Awareness Day, because seven out of 10 people succumbing to chronic
disease is too many.

To show your support, we are asking everyone to share a social media
post on how chronic disease has impacted you or a family member, or to
share one of our suggested social media posts:

Twitter

  • 7/10 people in U.S. will die from chronic illness, yet the most common
    chronic diseases are the most preventable #MyGoodDays #LiveHealthy
  • Real @CDCgov stat: 7/10 people in U.S. will die from chronic disease.
    Let’s Make 7/10 Chronic Disease Awareness Day #MyGoodDays
  • This July 10 I support Chronic Disease Awareness Day because 7/10
    people in this country should not die from chronic illness @MyGoodDays
    #MyGoodDays
  • DYK: 7/10 people in the U.S. die from chronic disease? Support Chronic
    Disease Awareness Day @MyGoodDays

Facebook

Did you know that 7/10 people in the U.S. will die from a chronic
illness? Or that 86% of our total health care spending goes to managing
chronic disease? The most common chronic disease conditions, including
cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes and obesity, are
also the most preventable. Simply by sharing this post, you will
increase national awareness on the need to reduce chronic illness.

Support Chronic Disease Awareness Day on July 10, because 7/10 people
succumbing to chronic disease is too many. Learn more at Good
Days’ Facebook page
.

ABOUT GOOD DAYS

Good Days is one of the nation’s largest providers of financial help to
seriously ill Americans who cannot afford their medication. We do it
simply, efficiently, and with compassion. All of our funding comes from
generous contributions of donors and our pledge is that more than 90
cents of each dollar goes directly to patients who need our help. Learn
more at http://www.mygooddays.org/
and follow us on Medium at Good
Days
.

Contacts

Good Days
Peggy Foley, 972-608-7175
pfoley@mygooddays.org