This little girl wants you to fund a cure for Valley Fever!!!
From www.planetizen.com, Sept. 11, 2012
Is Valley Fever America's Next Great Public Health Challenge?
Posted by: Jonathan Nettler
Thanks to: Chris Steins
12 September 2012 - 1:00pm
William Heisel kicks of a series examining the infectious disease more common than AIDS, hepatitis, or Lyme disease. What environmental elements are contributing to its spread and what can planners and public health officials do to respond?
This past weekend, ReportingonHealth.org launched Just One Breath, an initiative of the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism that is designed to investigate and publicize the infectious disease called "Valley Fever."
Heisel, project manager for the team of reporters, editors, photographers, and graphic artists working on the initiative, puts the rising prevalence of Valley Fever in the context of other, highly publicized diseases such as Whooping Cough and West Nile virus.
"On Saturday," says Heisel, "the team started the series by detailing the rise in cases. They followed up with a story on Sunday that examined whether climate change is expanding the disease’s reach."
"In the coming weeks, the team will explore the long history of inaction by government agencies, the tricky science of studying the disease, the high costs to patients and taxpayers, and the lack of interest in funding treatments and vaccines."
Full Story: Just One Breath: Valley Fever Harms More People Every Day than the Diseases that Make Headlines
Source: Reporting on Health, September 11, 2012
Dr. Hans Einstein, Valley Fever pioneer, dies
It's a sad day for Arizona, California and any hotbed of valley fever now that Dr. Einstein has passed away. A fighter for a cure and/or vaccine to fight this dreaded disease, Einstein made his home in Bakersfield, Calif., where he saw first hand the negative effects of valley fever. His life was dedicated to helping people, and with his gentle personality and generous ways, he made a lot of friends. The world will now be a little poorer for the loss of this distinguished gentleman. The best way to honor him is to continue our cause and research treatments and cures for valley fever.
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Valley shared a link on Arizona Victims
of Valley Fever's Wall.
A Full One Hour Show on
Valley Fever: Dave and Sharon will be guests on the radio show "Fitness
Talk with Lance Dreher."
The show will air on Phoenix Arizona's KFYI 550am radio. The time will be
5:00pm on Saturday, May 26th. A survivor of disseminated Valley Fever
himself, Dr. Dreher has dedicated the hour to a discussion of Valley Fever.
With his doctorate in nutrition and our interest in finding natural ways of
helping people with Valley Fever, you can expect a forum for useful and
productive information for all listeners. You can call in as well.
Remember "Fitness Talk" will air this Saturday, May 26th, at 5:00pm
on KFYI 550 in Phoenix. Listeners worldwide can tune in to http://www.kfyi.com/
and press the play button on their red "Listen Live Through iHeart
Radio" button to hear the show live. We hope many of you will tune in
and consider calling no matter where you live.
Also, please remember to click to "share" if you know others who
could benefit by listening in on Saturday. Thanks!
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Arizona Victims of Valley Fever, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501 (C) 3, (tax exempt #27-0444983)working to educate, bring awareness, give support to the public and raise funds for the cure of Arizona's "Local Secret" and then in 2008, Arizona declared it as "Arizona's Disease," on behalf of the University of Arizona's, Valley Fever Center for Excellence, in Tucson, Arizona.
We are an organization that is 100% volunteer orientated. We have a slate of Officers and an incredible group of people who have agreed to be on our Board of Directors. Giving of their time and talents to eradicate this Southwest disease.
Our Officers are:
Janice Arenofsky, Executive Dir., 480-831-9079, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat White, Director & Founder, 623-584-8331, email@example.com
Marv Freeman, PR Director, 602-242-9527, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Parker, Secretary, 623-933-2414, email@example.com
Teresa RaShay Field, Creative Dir., 602-881-8043, firstname.lastname@example.org
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