The CFIDS Association of America, Inc.

Rating: 4.09 stars   80 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: PO Box 220398 Charlotte NC 28222 USA

Mission: CFIDS is a serious and complex illness that affects over one million U.S. adults, more than multiple sclerosis (MS), AIDS or lung cancer. The illness is characterized by incapacitating fatigue, problems with information processing and memory, flu-like symptoms, pain in the joints and muscles, dizziness, nausea, sleep disorders, severe headache and numerous other symptoms. Our mission: For CFS to be widely understood, diagnosable, curable and preventable.
Results: Since 1987, the Association has invested more than $30 million in programs to end the pain, disability and suffering caused by CFS.
Programs: The Association is proud to lead national efforts in CFIDS awareness and education, public policy and research and we are grateful to those who support our work. The CFIDS Association offers information and resources to patients, family members, caregivers, support groups, media professionals the general public and health care professionals. The Association focuses its resources on research, policy and communications that will advance understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of CFS. We are grateful to all those who support our vital work.
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Rating: 5 stars  

The CFIDS Association is run by smart, caring, dedicated people determined to improve the lives of people suffering with ME/CFS. The organization is the best hope of patients and their friends and families for getting a cure and stopping the suffering.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The researchers this organization funds are world class. I have seen several of them present their findings and the progress they are making is very exciting. The leadership is tireless and focused yet willing to pursue any approach that will cure this disease.

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One of my best friends has received tremendous support from CFIDS and its predecessor organization for nearly three decades. It has been a lifeline of information and assistance to her in dealing with ME/CFS. I hope your organization continues to perform research, provide information and help to those with this incredibly debilitating disease. Keep up the great work!

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