CFIDS Association president and CEO
K. Kimberly McCleary
From the Desk of Kim McCleary
For 22 years, the CFIDS Association of America has been at the leading edge of CFS research, policy and education. Through “thick and thin,” this organization has responsibly represented the needs of CFS patients and their loved ones. Inspired by the courage and passion of volunteers and fueled by gifts small and large from supporters committed to a vision of a world without CFS, the Association has adapted to new challenges and opportunities while remaining true to its roots.
The Association’s Board of Directors has recently adopted new statements of the Association’s mission, strategy and core values to represent what this organization stands for and how it will work to achieve its ultimate goal.
For CFS to be widely understood, diagnosable, curable and preventable.
To stimulate research aimed at the
early detection, objective diagnosis and effective treatment of CFS through
expanded public, private and commercial investment.
Our Core Values:
To lead with integrity, innovation and purpose.
These statements now guide all of our plans and programs and will be reinforced in the communications we send to supporters, researchers, legislators, public health officials, health care professionals, media professionals and members of the public. We are energized by the clarity they bring to our collective effort.
Over the coming months we’ll focus on various aspects of these statements to expand their meaning and demonstrate how we’re translating them into action that accelerates progress toward our shared goal.
Thank you for your continued interest in and support of our vital work,
President & CEO
The CFIDS Association of America
April 1, 2009
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