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National Fibromyalgia Association

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(From a press release) The National Fibromyalgia Association held it's 4th annual training seminar Aug. 10-14 at the historic Airlie Center in Warrenton. In attendance were the leaders of the local Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Persian Gulf War Syndrome Support Group, Connie Dailey and the Rev. Teresa Emerick.

Also attending the seminar were 42 national and 18 international leaders who represented 21 cities and 15 countries. During the seminar, an International Coalition Against Pain was formed in order to share information.

Dailey and Emerick are looking forward to speaking with local representatives and sharing their knowledge with their support group members. Their support group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Rehab Center, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, in the pool conference room. Anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to attend a meeting.

The seminar was held for National Fibromyalgia Association members to obtain and improve skills for better advocacy toward educating clinicians, politicians, and the general public, and to lobby the National Institute of Health for improved funding for more research toward finding the cause, effective treatment and a cure.

The association is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people affected by fibromyalgia and currently serves over 1.4 million out of the estimated 4 to 7 million people suffering from this condition. To learn more about the association, visit FMaware.org.

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