November - December
Web site honored
CFIDS Associationís web site, www.cfids.org,
has been designated a "Cool Site" on the Netscape Open Directory. This is particularly impressive, given
that the open directory is the largest human-edited directory of the web, an alternative to the standard
Internet search engines. Volunteer content editors select sites for inclusion instead of com-puters, so
www.cfids.org was singled out by an editor familiar with health care
information on the Internet. All "Cool Sites" are designated with a star on the open directory.
eBay educates about CFIDS
September/October issue of
the Chronicle featured an article describing Ralph
Perulloís plans to sell off his collection of Joe DiMaggio sports memorabilia
through eBay and donate part of the proceeds to the Association. On October 20,
eBay posted information about the donation as part of the auction site.
A link to the Associationís web site was included on the main page, and the fact that a portion of the
proceeds will go to CFIDS was mentioned in the description of most items that were offered.
Publications changes planned
is mentioned in the
Founderís Forum in this issue, you can expect to see some changes in The
CFIDS Chronicle at the beginning of the year. Based partly on feedback you gave us in the reader
survey, which was published in the Sept/Oct issue, improvements are being planned to help make the information
presented more accessible and easy-to-read. Members will receive a new medical newsletter in addition
to the Chronicle and it will also be mailed to hundreds of key health care professionals, government
officials and policy makers, working toward improving health care providersí understanding of CFIDS as
a serious, complex and prevalent illness. Look for the debut of the retooled Chronicle and the new medical
newsletter by mid-February.