Josephine Fisher reports to FMS Global News that the DVD, “Living with Fibromyalgia” is preparing to make it’s debut in the U.K. this week. The Fibromyalgia Surrey-Sussex support group previewed the new DVD on Monday, February 26th. “As a group we will be previewing the DVD at our 26th February meeting and then launching it officially down in Sussex and Surrey for World Fibromyalgia Day on 11th May the day before 12th May the official world fibromyalgia awareness day.
We will be screening it at other venues throughout May. We are also encouraging our members to do their bit too, by purchasing a dvd and showing it to friends, family and their health care professionals. It would be amazing to see screenings going on all through the U.K. of this DVD by groups and also by individuals showing it at coffee morning, etc, etc. I am sure we could get a lot of media coverage from this.”
If you would like a copy please can you send a cheque payable to FMS-SAS for £10-99 which includes postage and packing.
To : Mrs Jo Fisher 14 Singleton Road Broadbridge Heath Horsham West Sussex RH12 3NP
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01403 255450 from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
Orphanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition as rare if it affects 1 in 2,000 persons. While Orphanet has in the past, shown fibromyalgia to affect 1 in 73, or 1.36% of the population, current research conducted by the University of Michigan, under the supervision of Dr. Daniel J. Clauw, shows that fibromyalgia is prevalent in as many as 2-4% of the world’s population. Fibromyalgia should no longer be considered a rare condition as it can affect as many as 1 in 25 people.
May 12th. is “International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day”, and this year promises to be extraordinary. Projects like “Fibrohugs” worldwide awareness quilt and the DVD, “Living with Fibromyalgia” are attracting the attention of a global audience. Both of these projects are raising funds for clinical research while promoting awareness on a global scale.
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