CFIDS Association president and CEO
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT & CEO
For 22 years, the CFIDS Association of America has been at the leading edge of CFS research, policy and education. Through “thick and thin,” we have 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.
Recently our Board of Directors adopted new statements of the Association’s mission, strategy and core values to represent what this organization stands for and how we will work to achieve our 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.
The Association’s Web site is an extension of our efforts to deliver current, comprehensive and credible information about CFS, also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome, CFIDS. It contains a wealth of resources for specific groups of users: an interactive questionnaire for people who think they might have CFS; timely updates on the Association’s newly expanded CFS research program; areas dedicated to the unique concerns of women and young people; a press kit for the media; and sample letters and ideas for those wanting to become advocates for this illness.
Our site also archives our print publications, the CFIDS Chronicle, CFS Research Review and our newest offering, SolveCFS, as well as our monthly e-newsletter, CFIDSLink. We encourage you to view the archives to see the many valuable resources available for patients, caregivers, medical professionals and other concerned individuals.
Your visit to www.cfids.org indicates that you or someone you care about may be struggling with CFS. I hope you’ll find it to be helpful and that you’ll consider making a charitable contribution to ensure that we can continue working on behalf of all persons with CFS.
Thank you for your interest in CFS.
K. Kimberly McCleary
President & CEO