Updated Charlotte Media
More local media outlets will cover the "Faces of CFS" exhibit coming to Charlotte, helping boost awareness through the national campaign. Here is the updated list of upcoming media coverage:
February 9, 2007 (Friday): WSOC-TV (Channel 9) will include a brief interview with Kim McCleary, the Association's president & CEO, at the "Faces of CFS" exhibit at SouthPark during its evening news broadcasts.
February 10, 2007 (Saturday), 5:00 a.m.: Kim McCleary will be a guest on WPEG-FM "POWER 98" with host Tequilla Duru during the station's community service program.
February 10-11, 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 Kim McCleary.
The following area newspapers have planned coverage, although dates are not set:
The Herald, Rock HiIll, SC
Fort Mill Times, Fort Mill, SC
Charlotte Weekly, Charlotte, NC
Last week, these outlets covered CFS:
WBAV (101.9-FM) host Bea Thompson did a live interview with Kim McCleary about CFS and the exhibit's visit to SouthPark Mall. (Feb. 1)
WFAE (90.7-FM), Charlotte's National Public Radio affiliate, featured CFS on its "Charlotte Talks" program with host Mike Collins. Guests were 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. Program archives are available at www.wfae.org. (Feb. 1)
WBT (1110-AM) dedicated its "Health Headlines" program to CFS, with guest Kim McCleary and host Stacey Simms. (Feb. 3)
Dr. Black and Kim McCleary were guests on the "Charlotte Now" television program that aired on WJZY (Channel 46). (Feb. 4)
February 8-11, 2007 (Thursday through Sunday): The "Faces of CFS" portrait exhibit will be on display at Center Court in Charlotte's SouthPark Mall. 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.