Friends who C.A.R.E. to raise awareness of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain
NASHVILLE, TN (April 8, 2013) – Friends who C.A.R.E. is a special event designed to raise awareness of Fibromyalgia (Fibro) and Chronic Pain. It is free for the entire family and will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Green Room Coffee House in Donelson, Tn. The event’s highlight is a pair of special, acoustic performances by acclaimed artist Jonell Mosser.
Activities at Friends who C.A.R.E. are expected to include announcements of special recognition days around the state, door prizes, a silent auction, fun games for the children and more. Information about Fibro, Chronic Pain, support groups in the area, and more will be available for free. Group members will be present and awareness items will be available as well. Food and drink will be available for purchase from the Green Room. Nashville artist Jonell Mosser will donate her time in the form of a pair of special, acoustic performances.
"There are approximately 125,000 Tennesseans with Fibromyalgia and well over a million others who live with some form of Chronic Pain," says Fibro Friends founder Donna Marsh. "Those who live with pain often feel isolated, and we want to reach out and let them know they aren’t alone and there are people who both understand and may be able to lend a hand of friendship and support."
Friends who C.A.R.E. (Contribute, Advocate, Research, Educate) is sponsored by Fibro Friends and the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association to raise awareness of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain. It is expected to become an annual event. More information, including an event poster, may be found at www.FibroFriends.co.
About Fibro Friends
Fibro Friends was founded in 2007 as the Nashville Fibro Friends, a support group for those with Fibromyalgia by those with Fibromyalgia. They currently have or are forming support groups in Nashville, Clarksville, Cookeville, Lebanon and Murfreesboro and are in the process of becoming a 501c 3 organization. For more information, visit www.FibroFriends.co.
About the Green Room Coffee House
The Green Room Coffee House, owned by Jan King, is located in the Keeton Theater of the FiftyForward Donelson Station at 108 Donelson Pike in Nashville, TN. They serve organic, fair trade coffees, lattes, hot tea, hot chocolate and more, as well as breakfast pastries and other snack items. They occasionally showcase local art and talent, and more information may be found at www.thegreenroomcoffee.com.
About Jonell Mosser
Jonell Mosser has provided backing vocals for a who's who of performers ranging from Etta James and Delbert McClinton to Trisha Yearwood and Wynonna. She was the first and only female vocal choice of super producer Don Was when he started his own project with Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), Ringo Starr and Mark Goldenberg. With riveting live shows and her undeniable voice, Mosser has been packing in crowds of believers for over three decades. For more information, contact Cathey Stamps at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.jonellmosser.com.
About the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association
Founded in 2010, the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association is a 501c3 organization whose mission is to build a united patient and medical community to create a strong voice and organizational base to educate and execute advocacy programs regarding access to care, scientific research, diagnosis and treatment for people suffering with chronic pain from fibromyalgia and overlapping conditions. For more information, visit www.fmcpaware.org.
Donna L. Marsh
Founder, Fibro Friends
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