Anaheim, CA, April 03, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) will commemorate National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on Saturday, May 15 at California State University Fullerton (CSUF) with free day-long activities that include a Wellness Fair, educational seminars, 1K and 5K walk.
In the evening, R&B singer and new NFA spokesperson, Tony Terry, whose wife has fibromyalgia, will perform a special concert during the closing “Lights of Hope” candle lighting ceremony. Terry will also debut a new song from the National Fibromyalgia Association dedicated especially to the over 10 million people affected by fibromyalgia in the U.S. and 3-5 percent worldwide.
“Make Fibromyalgia Visible”
“Make Fibromyalgia Visible” is the NFA’s theme for this year’s National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, officially observed on May 12. Awareness Day is designed to increase awareness and understanding of fibromyalgia – a chronic pain disorder usually characterized by chronic widespread pain, multiple tender points, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbances, fatigue and often psychological distress.
The May 15 event is co-presented by CSUF’s Fibromyalgia Research and Education Center. For sponsorship opportunities and more information, call Karen Wiley at 714-921-0150, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the NFA’s website at www.fmaware.org.
Register as real or virtual walkers for the “2010 Walk of Fame” at http://www.fmaware.org/walkofFAME2010.
Schedule of Events at Cal State Fullerton:
Noon: Registration for Walk of Fame opens
1pm – 8:30pm: Wellness Fair
Health screenings, family activities, massages, food & product samples, services, fibromyalgia wellness information and much more
1:00 – 5:00pm: Educational Seminars and Wellness Activities
For health care professionals, people suffering from fibromyalgia and their care givers & friends
5:00pm: 1K & 5K Walk
7:30pm: Closing “Lights of Hope” Ceremony with Special Appearance by R&B singer Tony Terry
About the National Fibromyalgia Association
The National Fibromyalgia Association is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Anaheim, California whose mission is: To develop and execute programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia. The NFA publishes FM Aware magazine, which recently went digital in 2010. For more information, visit www.fmaware.org.