TEMECULA, Calif., April 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IG Living magazine's fourth annual essay contest is now underway, offering the publication's readers, Facebook fans and others within the immune globulin (IG) community the opportunity to have their winning essay published in an upcoming issue.
"Our readers find it empowering to share their stories and help others who are dealing with the challenges of chronic illness," says Ronale Tucker-Rhodes, editor-in-chief, IG Living magazine. "The contest is open to patients who depend on immune globulin and their caregivers, and will provide a platform for budding writers with aspirations to be published in a national magazine."
For this year's contest, entrants will be asked to begin their essay with the following lead sentence: "If I had the chance to live illness-free for 72 hours I would…" The first place winner will receive an iPad mini and have their essay published in the magazine. Second and third place entries will each receive a $50 gift card and be published in the magazine's weekly blog. For complete details, rules and guidelines, visit www.IGLiving.com.
IG Living reaches nearly 30,000 readers every two months, including more than 19,000 physicians, nurses, case managers and other healthcare professionals involved in treating patients with IG therapy. For more information or to subscribe, visit www.IGLiving.com.
About IG Living
IG Living is the only magazine dedicated to patients who use immune globulin products and to their care providers. IG Living launched its first bimonthly issue in February-March 2006; today the IG Living print magazine is distributed to nearly 30,000 readers — direct to patients and their physicians' offices. Regular features include immune globulin lifestyle and treatment options, autoimmune disease updates, patient profiles, young adult and teen perspectives, parenting and question-and-answer columns, clinical research news, product and manufacturer news, reimbursement issues, and much more. IG Living also reaches thousands of readers through its eNewsletter, website and Facebook pages including more than 32,000 unique online visitors and more than 100,000 page views annually. The IG Living Facebook page, Teen Group and blog provide connection and support to over 2,000 fans and an average weekly total reach of more than 10,000 social media users. IG Living is published by FFF Enterprises, Inc.
About FFF Enterprises
FFF Enterprises is the largest and most trusted distributor of plasma products, vaccines and other specialty pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals in the U.S. Founded in 1988, FFF is now in its 26th year with more than a billion dollars in annual sales and a flawless safety track record. FFF has taken a leadership position in regard to supply chain safety and innovation, setting new standards and pioneering industry firsts. FFF's commitment to Guaranteed Channel Integrity™ ensures that products are purchased only from the manufacturer and shipped only to healthcare providers, with additional steps taken to safely store, handle and ship products to ensure patient safety is never compromised. Together with its Verified Inventory Program-Consignment (VIPc)™ that provides real-time inventory management utilizing advanced RFID technology, FFF's proprietary systems, Verified Electronic Pedigree™ and Lot-Track™, provide verification of FFF's secure channel. In addition, FFF's MyFluVaccine (www.MyFluVaccine.com) and VaxAmerica (www.VaxAmerica.com) are revolutionary vaccination programs that have added a new level of safety, convenience and reliability for both healthcare providers and consumers.
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Source:IG Living Magazine