Message to members
I’m not an avid baseball fan, but I did see the movie "Field of Dreams." And like Ray,
Iowa farmer who builds a baseball diamond in the middle of a cornfield, I, too, am captivated by the mysterious
words, "If you build it, he will come."
As an Internet enthusiast, I’d like to believe that if we built a better Web site, you
And we did build it and we do hope you’ll visit the redesigned www.cfids.org today—and
Because we did more than put a fresh "face" on existing content.
We improved navigation and how we present and share information with members and donors.
valuable resources for specific groups of users: an interactive questionnaire for people who think they
might have CFIDS; areas dedicated to the unique concerns of women and those who’ve been living with CFIDS
for years; a press kit for the media; sample letters and ideas for budding (and seasoned) CFIDS advocates;
and research articles and answers to medical questions frequently asked by health care professionals and
Visitors will be able to react to current issues using the Quick Vote feature and search
and Research Review issues in the archives section. A secure server allows us to offer e-commerce
features so you can renew your membership, make donations, and shop the Association’s store. And as we
utilized technology that lets us communicate instantaneously with thousands of people, we ensured we are
still connected with the CFIDS community on a personal level.
The Internet is vital to what we hope to accomplish on behalf of people with CFIDS (PWCs).
one-third of the U.S. population online, the Internet represents a fundamental change in the way we reach
PWCs, the medical community, the media, and the public.
I’m proud to introduce the new Web site, and I hope you find it to be a helpful resource
and a site
you benefit from visiting.