The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association, a 501(c)3 founded in 1985, exists to meet the needs of patients with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) or FM (Fibromyalgia), their families and loved ones. The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association works to educate health-care providers and the general public regarding these severely-disabling physical illnesses. We also support patients and their families and advocate for more effective treatment and research.
- Last Updated: 06 March 2012 06 March 2012
In closing, I'd like to give special thanks to our Website Committee members and our professional website designer Karan Parkin of Parkin Design. Without their expertise, this website definitely wouldn't exist.
We have tried to design our site to have something for everyone. We hope you enjoy browsing here and that you come back often!
Website Committee Chairperson
- Last Updated: 29 June 2018 29 June 2018
The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association is made up entirely of patient volunteers and their families and friends. We need your help to keep the Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association running smoothly and to accomplish our mission. Please consider volunteering to help with this work.
Massachusetts ME/CFS Association provides training and on-going supervision to allow volunteers to offer support to patients/families, or to help keep our Association running. Most volunteer work is done from home, and time commitments/hours are flexible.
Volunteer for one-time commitment or longer.
- Coordinator of Volunteers —our most urgent need! Recruit and manage the volunteers who power our Association. Learn more.
- Patient Services - respond to requests for service and information from patients, using our website and database.
- IT Manager —oversee and support our use of technology. Immediate need to help us rebuild our website. Learn more.
Help with our website! Specific opportunities are listed; needs are on-going.
If you would like to help in these or other areas, please contact us.
If you are a healthy family member or friend, we also need your help. We will talk with you about your interests, skills, and how you can contribute. Remember, even a little time, put together with the efforts of others, can accomplish a great deal.
Thank you for your support!
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Notice about names
The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association would like to clarify the use of the various acronyms for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Chronic Fatigue & Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) on this site. When we generate our own articles on the illness, we will refer to it as ME/CFS, the term now generally used in the United States. When we are reporting on someone else’s report, we will use the term they use. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies, including the CDC, are currently using ME/CFS.
Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association changed its name in July, 2018, to reflect this consensus.