Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Next Support Group Meeting To Be Held At Tamarack, Beckley, WV

The regional Fibromyalgia Support Group Meeting usually held at Princeton Community Hospital is traveling to Beckley, WV at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia on Saturday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater.

This meeting will present the Greater Beckley premiere of the first feature-length documentary about the lives of fibromyalgia patients. It's called "Living with Fibromyalgia: A Journey of Hope and Understanding" made by Trillusion Media. An informal Q&A session and discussion about fibromyalgia will follow immediately after the film. Everyone is encouraged to invite as many fibromyalgia patients, their families and friends, physicians and anyone else who may have an interest in learning more about fibromyalgia syndrome and what life with fibromyalgia is really like.
This meeting will serve to inform those living in the greater Beckley area that a local fibromyalgia support group has been established to serve their area in addition to the Princeton location. We're asking all of our regular participants to "get the word out" by inviting 5 others to the showing. There is no cost to attend. Everyone is welcome. Valuable door prizes will be awarded at the meeting, chosen from the registrants attending.

This is a ground-breaking documentary...the first to explore the most intimate feelings and life-altering experiences of people living with fibromyalgia. It also offers some professional insights into the syndrome and how patients can manage this often debilitating chronic illness. The documentary screening is part of the "Fibromyalgia in Focus 2007" campaign launched by the National Fibromyalgia Association for National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on May 12th.

Click on the NFA link (above left) to learn more about the film, the campaign, additional resources and National Fibromyagia Awareness Day marked on May 12th each year.

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