Tampa, FL, April 30, 2014– FibroFest2014 will be held on Saturday, May 10th at the Silver Dollar Tampa Lounge located at 2520 N 50th St., Tampa, FL 33619 from 8:00 pm until 2:00 am.
May 12th is International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day in honor of this day; FibroFest is a FREE concert and awareness event to celebrate of the lives of people surviving with Fibromyalgia (FM). The idea is to use music and art to encourage Awareness and Support. At FibroFest, we will have information about Fibromyalgia and resources for those who wish to learn more about this illness or who would benefit from additional support related to a FM diagnosis.
We are blessed to have some of Tampa Bay’s best original and cover bands volunteering their time and talent for a full night of music. The lineup includes: Mr. Grumpy, TranKQuill, Virginia Rose Band, Dark Savvant, Bryan James, Yoshi Gish and KathySings4u. The night will be hosted by Mr. Robert Hoffa aka “Hanging with The Hoff”. Sound and lighting are being provided by Mr. Steve Kimpton.
Dean Guitars has very generously donated a Custom C350- Trans Power Purple 6-String electric guitar which will be raffled off at the show, tickets are $5/each or $20/5 tickets. There will be awareness jewelry for sale from a local artist.
In support of Fibromyalgia Awareness, the week of May 12th FibroFest sponsors Pinup Tattoo Studio in Brandon, FL will ink you with a Free Purple Awareness ribbon tattoo. They have also donated a $100 gift certificate which will be included with other prizes and raffle items during FibroFest.
Ever wonder what the hell Fibromyalgia is? What it feels like to live with it every day? Know someone with it and wonder how they can seem fine one minute and totally not fine the next? I assure you, those commercials where the lady takes a pill and her life goes back to normal IS NOT reality! Join us and take the Fibro Challenge! Unlike Fibro patients, you will win a prize… for us the prize will be the day that a cure or better yet a preventative is found! For you… it will be something cool from one of our AMAZING sponsors.
Fibromyalgia (fy-bro-my-AL-ja) is a complex chronic pain disorder that causes body wide pain (muscles, joints, tendons), tenderness to the touch, stiffness, chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances and cognitive difficulties. FM patients often suffer with some or all of the following: depression, anxiety, migraines, tension headaches, sensory sensitivity (light, sound, and odors), pelvic pain, bladder issues, IBS, TMJ, and reflux. Symptoms of fibromyalgia can vary in intensity from patient to patient as well as from day to day for a given patient. Fibromyalgia affects people physically, mentally and socially. Approximately 10 million Americans (2-4%) have FM; it is more common in women than men. It occurs in people of all ages, including children. Fibromyalgia is known as an invisible illness because there isn’t a test to diagnose it and unlike other chronic illnesses, FM patients appear (on the outside) to be perfectly healthy. Treatment for Fibromyalgia focuses on relieving symptoms and improving function. There is no cure for FM. Fibromyalgia and its comorbid conditions alter patients’ lives every day, for some it is just an annoyance helped with medications, dietary changes and complimentary treatments, for others it is completely debilitating.
Funds raised will be used to offset the costs of producing FibroFest2014 and so that we can meet our goal of Painting Tampa Bay PURPLE for FibroFest2015!!!
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Tim Goodrich at 813.786.2750 or email at FibromyalgiaSurvivalTeam@gmail.com.