Another Standing Ovation for The King's SpeechBy The Stuttering Foundation, PRNE
Saturday, January 29, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, January 31, 2011 - Jane Fraser, president, The Stuttering Foundation
(www.stutteringhelp.org), issued the following reaction to tonight's
"It is our privilege to give The King's Speech another standing ovation
for bringing hope and understanding to those who stutter. With its
much-deserved two SAG Awards, Best Male Actor in a Leading Role for Colin
Firth and Best Cast of a Motion Picture, The King's Speech has the rare
opportunity to teach the widest possible audience about the complexities of
stuttering, and the availability of treatment and support."
About the Foundation
Malcolm Fraser felt the same dread of speaking in public that King George
VI experienced in the 1940s. Inspired by the plight of "Bertie", Fraser, a
successful businessman and stutterer, went on to establish and endow the
64-year-old nonprofit Foundation in 1947. The Foundation provides a toll-free
helpline, 800-992-9392, and free online resources on its Website,
www.stutteringhelp.org, including services, referrals and support to
people who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into
the causes of stuttering.
Please visit us at www.stutteringhelp.org
Greg Wilson, +1-571-239-7474, gregwilsonpr at gmail.com; Foundation Spokesperson Jane Fraser, Jane Fraser is president of The Stuttering Foundation and co-author of If Your Child Stutters: A Guide for Parents, 8th edition. She is also vice president of the Association for Research into Stammering in Childhood, Michael Palin Centre, in London. Ms. Fraser is available for interviews by contacting Greg Wilson, +1-571-239-7474 or email: gregwilsonpr at gmail.com.
Tags: January 31, Memphis, Tennessee, The Stuttering Foundation