We've secure additional local media coverage in connection with the national awareness campaign and "Faces of CFS" exhibit coming to Charlotte. Here is the list of confirmed media so far:
February 1, 2007 (Thursday), 5:25 a.m. - 5:35 a.m.: WBAV (101.9-FM) host Bea Thompson will do a live interview with Kim McCleary, the Association's president & CEO, about CFS and the exhibit's visit to SouthPark Mall.
February 1, 2007 (Thursday), 9:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m.: WFAE (90.7-FM), Charlotte's National Public Radio affiliate, will feature CFS on its "Charlotte Talks" program with host Mike Collins. Guests will be Kim McCleary, Dr. Charles Lapp, a nationally recognized expert on CFS and fibromyalgia, and his associate, Dr. Laura Black, of the Hunter-Hopkins Clinic in Charlotte. The program generally includes calls from listeners and is rebroadcast at 9:00 p.m. Program archives are available at www.wfae.org.
February 3, 2007 (Saturday), 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: WBT (1110-AM) dedicates its "Health Headlines" program to CFS, with guests Kim McCleary and Dr. Charles Lapp and host Stacey Simms.
February 3-4, 2007 (Saturday and Sunday): Over the weekend, Charlotte radio stations WLYT (102.9-FM), WKKT (96.9-FM), WEND (106.5-FM) and WIBT (96.1-FM) will air "Carolina Focus," a 30-minute public affairs show, featuring guests Dr. Laura Black and Kim McCleary.
February 4, 2007 (Sunday), 10:30 p.m.: Dr. Black and Kim McCleary will be guests on the "Charlotte Now" television program that airs on WJZY (Channel 46).
February 8-11, 2007 (Thursday through Sunday): The "Faces of CFS" portrait exhibit will be on display at SouthPark Mall in Charlotte. The exhibit features large portraits of 8 CFS patients, each with their own brief story to tell about how the illness has affected their life. Portraits of two medical experts and a banner with additional details on CFS and the campaign provide other important information. The striking photographs were taken by world-renowned fashion and celebrity photographer George Lange. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Information brochures will be available to visitors. Read more about it at http://www.cfids.org/sparkcfs/photo.asp.
A few other local/regional media outlets have pledged coverage as well; as details are confirmed, we will keep you informed!