The Santa Clarita Senior Center holds fair in an effort to raise fibromyalgia awareness.
May 12th has been officially designated International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND) by Tom Hennessy, the founder of RESCIND, Inc. (Repeal Existing Stereotypes about Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases).
The reason Hennessy chose the 12th is because he wished to memorialize the birth date of Florence Nightingale, the English army nurse who inspired the founding of the International Red Cross.
Nightingale contracted a paralyzing, CIND-like illness in her mid-thirties and spent the last 50 years of her life virtually bedridden. Despite her illness, she managed to found the world’s first School of Nursing.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points — places on your body where slight pressure causes pain. Fibromyalgia also called fibrositis, chronic muscle pain syndrome, psychogenic rheumatism and tension myalgias.
On May 3rd, the SCV Senior Center will honor National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day with a "Fibro Fair". There will be 3 speakers with several booths and exhibits, and water and snacks will be served.
For more information, contact Karen at (661) 259-8279 or Laurie at (661) 724-1961.