Skoot’s latest book, In the Shadow of Memory, racks up two more awards. It has received
the 2004 Independent
Publishers Book Award in Creative Nonfiction/Essay and the 2004 PEN Center
Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction. Floyd and his wife Beverly Hallberg will
attend a gala awards ceremony in
in October to receive the prestigious
award. Floyd has had
CFIDS for over 15 years.
He frequently writes about his experience with
and the devastating neurological symptoms he battles.
International AACFS Conference will
draw hundreds of interested researchers, clinicians, patients and advocates to
Madison, Wisc., October 8-10,
2004 for the latest news
about CFIDS, fibroymalgia and related
disorders. The conference is being hosted by the
Wisconsin CFS Association and meaningful activities are planned
for patients and
their loved ones that go beyond the sessions on research and patient care.
Organizers are requesting donations to support a conference scholarship fund, to
help defray registration, travel and lodging expenses for patients in financial
need. If you’d like to help, send your contribution to: WI CFS Association,
747 Lois Dr.
Prairie, Wisc., 53590, Attn: Patient Fund.
Get ready to vote!
On November 2,
Americans will choose the occupant of the White House, all 435 members of the
House of Representatives and about a third of the U.S. Senate. It’s both a right
and responsibility to take part in the election process. If you’re not
registered to vote or you’ve changed your address or name since the last
election, you can use the Association’s Grassroots Action Center
to ensure you won’t be turned away on Election Day. Visit
to register or update your voter registration record. Special rules apply for
North Dakota, Wyoming and New Hampshire.
Radio is the nation's most widely
syndicated weekly "newstalk" radio program. The station provides the public with
easy-to-understand information on health and personal well-being. AWARE has
recently interviewed award-winning author Laura Hillenbrand about
CFIDS for a program to air in the near
future. This program will reach over 8 million people through internet
broadcasts and more than 600 radio stations in over 95 cities. AWARE is also
heard and archived on the website hosted by the national chain pharmacy,
Walgreens, at www.walgreens.com/about/community/aware.
A news release sent by the Association to local and
regional newspapers through the North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS) has
generated coverage in more than 360 newspapers in 33 states with combined
readership of nearly 25 million. The release, titled, “Children CAN get CFS,”
focused on the physical and cognitive problems kids with
CFIDS experience, the high rate of misdiagnosis
in children and the impact of
education. This release generated the greatest coverage compared to three other
NAPS releases addressing more general