The CFIDS Association has been actively contacting media in your area to make them aware of several local events, as well as to provide reporters and editors with current, reliable information about chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome or CFIDS).
Watch for these stories in regional newspapers and on area radio and TV stations. We hope to add more media events to the list and will keep you posted about additional coverage! For information about the local events prompting media interest, scroll to the bottom of this message.
CFS will be covered on Sunday, October 22 on the Adrenaline page, the daily newspaper’s health page.
An article featuring interviews with two CFS patients will run in an upcoming issue of this weekly newspaper.
(radio) in Sacramento will feature CFS on its "River City Sundays" program on Sunday, October 22 from 6:30 a.m.-7:00 a.m. Guests include CFS patients Mike Riley and Melody James and nationally renowned researcher Dr. Leonard Jason of DePaul University.
KCTC-AM 1320 Radio
(Sacramento) will feature local physician Dr. Kenneth Lee on Scot and Sims Morning Retort. The 15-minute segment will air live on Wednesday, October 25 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
Sacramento’s ABC affiliate (News10) will air a one-hour program about CFS on its “Sacramento & Co.” show on Friday, October 27, seen at 9:00 a.m. Dr. Jason and CFS patient Elizabeth Lockhart and her husband Robert will be guests on the program.
KFI AM 640
In Burbank/Los Angeles will air a news interview with expert CFS clinician Dr. Charles Lapp on October 29.
Sacramento’s NBC affiliate (channel 3) plans to air the new television PSA about CFS, “Missing My Life.”
Local Events Generating Media Coverage:
“The Faces of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,” a traveling photo exhibit that’s part of the national CFS public awareness campaign, will be displayed at the Sunrise Mall in the Sacramento area (6401 Sunrise Mall, Citrus Heights). View the exhibit at the mall entrance to Macy’s Men.
A half-day seminar on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM) will be held in Sacramento in the Ose Community Room at KVIE Public Television (2595 Capitol Oaks Drive). The seminar begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited. To register, please call 704-365-2343. Tickets are $20 for preregistrants and $25 at the door. Seating is limited and we’re nearing capacity, so preregistration is strongly encouraged.
“The Faces of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” will be displayed at Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco (3251 20th Avenue), on the upper level near Lenscrafters.