The Fibromyalgia Coalition International (FCI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide research, information and resources for natural solutions associated with fibromyalgia and related conditions.
The FCI has accomplished a lot since its beginning in 2000, and continues to carry out a wide range of programs to meet its mission.
FCI PROGRAMS INCLUDE:
- Support group literature and educational brochures, plus a Leader's Guide with proven techniques and assistance in establishing and maintaining a successful support group.
- Hope Line (913-384-HOPE) and email assistance for people with fibromyalgia and those who care for them.
- Annual Fibromyalgia Awareness Day events, plus seminars throughout the United States. Each year a new theme is designated for FCI's the Annual Awareness Day events creating a message of hope for people with Fibromyalgia.
- Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is an international program that was founded in 1999 to promote fibromyalgia awareness. Mayors and other elected officials throughout the nation have proclaimed "Fibromyalgia Awareness Day" in their jurisdiction, declaring May 12th as a day to recognize the needs of people with fibromyalgia.
- Kansas Governor, Kathleen Sebelius and Merriam, Kansas, mayor Ken Sissom each signed an Awareness Day Proclamation in conjunction with the Fibromyalgia Coalition.
- Fibromyalgia newsletter/magazine. For the millions of people with fibromyalgia, finding a reliable source of information has been almost as difficult as the illness itself. FCI's online newsletters offer helpful information and support. FCI also communicates with the fibromyalgia community via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
- Research information on clinical trials and scientific studies are listed on FCI's website.
- Press Releases for credible sources to encourage and assist journalists with accurate information to enhance fibromyalgia coverage via TV, radio and newspaper.
FOR THE MEDIA:
FCI is committed to increasing fibromyalgia awareness, improving treatment options, facilitating scientific research, and developing programs that will continue to provide real hope for people with fibromyalgia.