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In this Issue
- Limited Edition Seasonal Greeting Cards Now Available!
- CFIDS Experts to be Featured on NPR Program November 3
- Handling the Holidays
- New Book About the CFIDS Experience Hits the Shelves Soon
- Living with CFIDS: Personal Stories
- Five New Directors Join the Association’s Board this Month
- Discounted Tickets Still Available!
- Ask the CEO
- Bulletin Board Notices
Limited Edition Seasonal Greeting Cards Now Available!
Fight CFS, not crowds, this holiday season with greeting cards that
support efforts to end CFS! Featuring watercolors by a young person with CFS,
these lovely cards are a wonderful way to send greetings of the season to
friends and family. And because they’re blank on the inside, the cards are also
perfect for thank you notes and your general correspondence.
Every sale directly benefits efforts to advance CFS awareness,
education, public policy and research and to speed progress toward better health
for people with CFS.
to learn more and to place your order. Don’t
delay, quantities are limited.
CFIDS Experts to be Featured on NPR Program on
On Thursday, November 3, Drs. Nancy G. Klimas
(University of Miami) and Peter C. Rowe (Johns Hopkins University) along with
CFIDS Association president & CEO Kim
McCleary will be guests on “Charlotte Talks,” a one-hour
program on Charlotte’s National Public Radio affiliate, WFAE. The panel will
share the latest research news with host Mike Collins, offering a preview of the
program they will give as part of the Association’s Education and Empowerment
Series in Charlotte on November 13.
Listeners in the Charlotte area can hear the program from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m.
on 90.7FM A repeat broadcast is offered at 7 p.m. Programs are also archived on
the station’s website and are available by podcast subscription, too.
“Charlotte Talks” web page:
WFAE’s Archives web site
Podcast subscription page:
Handling the Holidays
holidays can be emotionally and physically draining for everyone. But people
with CFIDS (PWCs) and their caregivers can have an especially difficult time.
Counselors Lisa Burdick, MA and Bill Gareau, MHDL offer seven suggestions to
help PWCs and those who care about them celebrate the holidays within the
boundaries that CFIDS can create. Read more at
New Book about the CFIDS Experience Hits the Shelves Soon
Dorothy Wall’s book, Encounters With the Invisible: Unseen
Illness, Controversy and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, is due out this month
from Southern Methodist University Press. It is a stirring collection of essays
about Dorothy’s experience with CFS and social and cultural responses to the
illness. The book includes an afterword by renowned CFIDS expert Dr. Nancy
Klimas and it has already earned high praise from reviewers. Read more about it
and/or order your advance copy at
Living with CFIDS: Personal Stories
Many CFIDSLink readers have been sharing stories of how CFIDS impacts
their lives and the lives of their families. In this month's column, you’ll meet
Hallie Kretsinger. When CFIDS stormed into her life in 1998, Hallie turned what
little energy she had to painting.
to read about Hallie, then please consider sharing your own. Send your personal
stories to Marcia Harmon at
Five New Directors Join the Association’s
Board this Month
Association’s Board of Directors will welcome
five new members this month and will thank two members leaving at year-end.
Recently elected to the Board are:
Bruce Allshouse, New Castle,
Dr. Lucinda Bateman,
Salt Lake City,
King of Prussia,
The two directors whose service
to the Board will conclude at year-end are:
Bethesda, Mary. (2004-2005)
Trussler, Grants Pass,
Ore. (1997-1999 and 2002-2005)
The Association’s Board of
Directors meets monthly, usually by telephone, to exchange
information, hear staff reports and set policy
for the Association. To learn more about the Association’s directors, visit
Discounted Tickets Still Available!
Tickets are still available for the Association’s second “kNOw MORE” CFS
Education and Empowerment Seminar in Charlotte,
NC on Sunday, November 13, 2005. Featured
speakers are Dr. Nancy Klimas and Dr. Peter Rowe. Tickets for this half-day
seminar are just $15 if purchased before November 7, 2005 and $20 if purchased
after the deadline and at the door. To register, please call 704-364-0466 or
Seating is limited so pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
Ask the CEO
Readers share their
concerns, questions and comments with K. Kimberly McCleary, President &
C.E.O. of the CFIDS Association of America. Visit
Bulletin Board Notices
for up-to-date news and happenings within the CFIDS community.