Every community experiences certain milestones and shared events. As the CFIDS Association of America marks its 20th year of service, we’d like to honor the CFS community and the many people and events that have shaped our shared history.
In May 2007 we began a year of observance . . . 20 years of victories and challenges, thousands of people who’ve dedicated their lives to the cause, hundreds of supportive organizations and generous donors, millions of hours of hard work by people with CFS and those who love them, and scores of researchers and medical professionals toiling to understand and treat this complex illness. And you. Together we’re making CFS history.
CFS is nothing to celebrate. But the lives and the effort invested during this 20-year journey warrant recognition. The advances we’ve made together along the way deserve acknowledgment. So we’re pleased to take the coming year to reflect back on what we’ve achieved together and look forward to opportunities ahead—to envision a future when CFS itself is a thing of the past.
We have a lot in store between now and spring 2008, including special coverage, and a special-edition publication that mailed to members and donors in January 2008 (see below). Watch the CFIDSLink and other Association publications as the stories unfold.
Join us in marking the history we’ve experienced while working to make this illness history once and for all.
Why Does History Matter? A first-hand perspective from President & CEO
Credibility & Convergence Kim McCleary looks back at factors that have contributed to-or detracted from- progress over the past 20 years (January 2008)
Association Announces New Scientific Director and $1 Million Research Campaign (Nov. 7, 2007)
Association Expands Its Research Program (October 2007)
The Media Turns A Corner - From the Desk of Kim McCleary (October 2007)
Laura Hillenbrand's "Defining Moments" (January 2009)
Kay Puckett Honors a Friend Lost (May 2008)
Floyd Skloot, award-winning author (April 2008)
Dorothy Wall, PhD, "From Private Struggle to Public Campaign" (March 2008)
Kathy Rabin, "Main Morning" (February 2008)
Ruth Sloven, author of "The Mother Ring" (January 2008)
Jennie M. Spotila, Chairman-elect of the Association's Board of Directors (December 2007)
(more to come)
People Making History
Spring 2007 Chronicle story
Update on CFS Newsmakers from July 2007 CFIDSLink
Association Board Members making history
Organizations Making History
Series of profiles begins with four organizations featured in the July 2007 CFIDSLink
Four more organizations profiled in the August 2007 CFIDSLink.
Seven more organizations profiled in the Summer 2007 Chronicle.
We Want to Hear Your Perspective! Complete this short questionnaire and make sure we know what people, organization and events are important to you in this retrospective series.
Defining Moments: 20 Years of Making CFS History A special-edition publication of milestones and memories.
Excerpt: From the Desk of Kim McCleary. "Career Change Becomes Calling: 17 Years Ago" February 2008