PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
June 10, 2005
National Fibromyalgia Association
Contact: Corin Walson 714-921-0150; email@example.com
WGN “Health Corner TV” to spotlight fibromyalgia and interview with Lynne Matallana, President and Founder of National Fibromyalgia Association
An interview with Lynne Matallana, President and Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA), the largest nonprofit organization for people with fibromyalgia, will air on Walgreens (WGN) “Health Corner TV” this Saturday, June 11 at 11:30 am CT.
Hosted by Lisa Thornton, M.D. and Bennett Leventhal, M.D., this week’s half-hour show devoted to fibromyalgia will also feature other top experts on the chronic pain illness, including Dr. Daniel Wallace and Dr. David Hallegua, both from Cedars Sinai Hospital, and Karin Muraszko, M.D. from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Matallana is a longtime sufferer of fibromyalgia. In 1997, she founded the National Fibromyalgia Association, a non-profit organization that develops and executes programs dedicated to improving quality of life for people with fibromyalgia. The NFA presently has in its network 1,500 support groups nationwide, concentrating on patient services, awareness outreach, physician continuing medical education and research. It also publishes Fibromyalgia AWARE, the first consumer magazine for fibromyalgia sufferers and health care providers, and hosts an award-winning website: www.fmaware.org.
Matallana is also the author of the newly released book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fibromyalgia (Alpha, Penguin Putnam Press).
For details about Health Corner TV, go to http://www.healthcornertv.com.
For more information on the National Fibromyalgia Association, please call 714-921-0150 or visit www.FMaware.org.