Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Accepting Fibromyalgia and Moving Past It: Patients Share Their Coping Strategies

"The key to coping with fibromyalgia is accepting that the problem is chronic, learning how to minimize the pain, and finding the good things within a painful life. The reality is that the pain will not go away. The challenge is to learn how to lessen it and create a life beyond the pain."

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More than 2,000 at Dreamforce Conference assemble kits to benefit those living with HIV and AIDS in Africa

", in partnership with World Vision, will underwrite and host an HIV/AIDS Caregiver Kit build at the Dreamforce conference this week in San Francisco. More than 2,000 of the conference participants will take time Wednesday afternoon to fill kits with health and hygiene supplies that will be sent to volunteer caregivers in Africa to assist their work caring for those living with HIV and AIDS. The Dreamforce conference volunteerism activity seeks to give participants opportunities to make a difference in their community and across the globe."

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Opera Company of Philadelphia 'Hallelujah!' Random Act of Culture

"The Opera Company of Philadelphia brought together over 650 choristers from 28 participating organizations to perform one of the Knight Foundation's 'Random Acts of Culture' at Macy's in Center City Philadelphia. Accompanied by the Wanamaker Organ - the world's largest pipe organ - the OCP Chorus and throngs of singers from the community infiltrated the store as shoppers, and burst into a pop-up rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's 'Messiah' at 12 noon, to the delight of surprised shoppers."

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