El Ejido joins the events for International Fibromyalgia Day

The voice

20:41 • May 10 2022

Next May 12 marks the International Fibromyalgia Day, for this reason, the Association for the Fight against this disease of El Ejido has designed a calendar of activities throughout this week to celebrate this date.

The proposals, which will take place from May 10 to 22, have cWith the collaboration of the City Council of El Ejidothrough the Department of Social Services and Women, and include a talk, a healthy breakfast, a tour of Punta Entinas, a reading of the manifesto, an information table and a charity meal.

The mayor of Social Services and Women, Delia Mira, explained that “fibromyalgia is one of these silent diseaseswhich progress slowly and are confused with other ailments, with all that this entails, that is why it is necessary that we from the institutions make this effort to make this pathology visible”.

In this way, the planned activities have begun this Tuesday at the Municipal Associative Center with the celebration of a ‘Healthy Breakfast and a ‘Talk about nutrition’, which has been in charge of Esther Merino Pérez, nursing coordinator at the UGC of Santa María del Águila of the Poniente Health District. She has had the presence of the councilor, Delia Mira and the president of the association, Mari Ángeles Muñoz.

Manifesto and information table

The following initiative that has been organized is the most important of the week, since it is part of the day of May 12. During that day, the facilities of Coworking El Ejido will host, on the one hand, the reading of a manifesto and, on the other hand, an information table and subsequent debate on the theme ‘Public Health and Fibromyalgia‘, which will be attended by health professionals from both the Ejido Norte Health Center and the Poniente University Hospital. Specifically, Carmen Rull, clinical psychologist of Mental Health; Ignacio Aguilar, director of the UGC of the Ejido Norte center; Elena García, rehabilitation doctor; and Arcadio Sánchez, physiotherapist.

On Sunday, May 15, the association will celebrate its annual charity meal in the Cultural Nave of Santa María del Águila. It will be a day of coexistence among all users and families and will feature live music, by the group ‘Ilusiones’, and surprises.

The mayor took advantage of the occasion to thank Alfiel “for the work he does in favor of this group in the municipality, since he has thirteen years working to improve the living conditions of people who suffer from this disease misunderstood and for helping them to live with it and carry out their daily activities in a normalized way”. The association currently has its headquarters located in the Municipal Associative Center and currently has about 70 members.

To conclude the week, on Sunday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m., the association has organized an excursion to Punta Entina Sabinal suitable for all ages, which will have an exceptional guide, Moisés Palmero, from the ‘El Árbol de las Lollipops’ association, who will show all the charms that this unique enclave in the province presents.

For her part, the president of the association, María de los Ángeles Muñoz, has highlighted that “the intention is that patients with fibromyalgia, their families, friends and anyone interested in the subject, You can have a wide range of possibilities in which you can interact with us”.