1st Annual Swing into Action Benefit Golf Tournament for The CFIDS Association of America & Pacific Sport Management Club
(To help fund the UOP students that will be volunteering at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy)
Where: Lockeford Springs Gold Course near Lodi, CA
When: Monday, May 16, 2005
Contact Nova Bouknight, CFIDS Support Network at the CFIDS Association of America, Inc., if you want to help with this event or want more information.
NLBouknight@cfids.org 1-704-364-0466 X 106 & FAX: 1-704-365-9755 PO Box 220398, Charlotte, NC 28222-0398 www.cfids.org
If you have the Summer 2004 CFIDS Chronicle, the cover says “Wish you could stretch and walk, even exercise, without paying for it the next day?” CFIDS is an exercise enigma. The exercise that is so beneficial in managing most chronic illnesses can actually make CFIDS symptoms worse. Find out how new research and approaches are helping many CFIDS patients solve this exercise dilemma.
Page 6 “When Working Out Doesn’t Work” By Dr. Christopher R. Snell, Dr. J. Mark VanNess and Staci R. Stevens, MA, Guest Contributors (These authors are involved in the Benefit Golf Tournament)
(Also in this issue in the Research News on page 5 is “Exercise studies analyzed”)
Christopher Snell, PhD, and J. Mark VanNess, PhD are professors in the Sport Sciences Department at the University of the Pacific. They have been involved in CFIDS research for the past 6 years and have published widely on CFIDS-related topics. Staci Stevens, MA, is an exercise physiologist and PWC (Person With CFIDS) who has designed rehabilitation programs for CFIDS patients for the last 15 years. She is the chair of the Workwell Foundation, which is dedicated to research and improving quality of life for PWCs. Staci is presently serving as a member of the government’s CFS Advisory Committee.
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