Susan E. Ingebretson: Author of New Book, "FibroWHYalgia," to speak at National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Event at Cal State Fullerton

Anaheim, CA, April 10, 2010 --( Susan Ingebretson, author of the new book, “FibroWHYalgia,” will be speaking at the National Fibromyalgia Association’s “National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day” to be held on Saturday, May 15 at Cal State Fullerton from 12 noon to 8:30 pm.

Ingebretson will present two different discussion topics:

Her first presentation, “Jumpstart Your Wellness Plan With Nutrition,” details why good nutrition is a vital part of healing. The second presentation, “FibroWHYalgia: Lifestyle Management Strategies for Healthy Living,” offers a more comprehensive explanation of what Ingebretson calls, the “Restoration Trio: nutrition, fitness and emotional wellness.”

“From my own journey to find a diagnosis, which took about ten years, I know that a big part of healing is self awareness,” says Ingebretson, who spent nearly another decade researching her illness. “But, everyone is different, and what works for me might not work for others. We’re each on separate healing paths and we need to challenge ourselves. We need to find out what works and move past what doesn’t.”

“I used to be so passive about my health, but when I became more aware and self educated -- when I discovered what was right for me -- that’s when my healing began.”

Committed to helping others afflicted with chronic illness, Ingebretson serves as the director of program development for the Fibromyalgia Research and Education Center at California State University, Fullerton. She has collaborated in an assortment of community education projects with local support groups and the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) to promote education and understanding of chronic illness.

She was featured in a new Public Service Announcement from the NFA released in March. For the first time, the 60-second PSA called “The Science Behind Fibromyalgia,” gives an overview of cutting-edge fibromyalgia research and features animation that demonstrates the flow of pain signals throughout the body.

For more information about Sue Ingebretson, visit her website: www.Rebuilding

Schedule of Events
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
6:30pm: Dinner
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

National Fibromyalgia Association
Corin Ramos, Walson PR & Communications
Karen Wallace, NFA Project Manager