- Last Updated: 03 February 2022 03 February 2022
It is with great sadness that we learned of the sudden passing of Ron Tompkins, MD, ScD. The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association was fortunate to be able to collaborate on a number of projects with Ron, and he was always extraordinarily generous with advice and guidance. The Massachusetts ME/CFS community has lost a strong ally and a good friend.
- Last Updated: 23 January 2022 23 January 2022
- Last Updated: 21 December 2021 21 December 2021
In this month's newsletter:
- Matching Donations!
- Mark Your Calendars: CDC Call
- A Very Special Thank You to MassME Past President Leah Williams
- Warm Wishes for a Joyous Holiday Season!
Between now and December 31 our board will match donations, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.
Contribute now so your gift will be doubled!
Your generous gift will enable us to:
- Hire professional facilitators for our growing on-line support group program;
- Improve our outreach to underserved communities;
- Increase the number of health care, social service and legal professionals that are able and willing to provide services to people with ME/CFS and related illnesses.
Remember that even if you don’t itemize your deductions on your federal taxes, for 2021 you can take a $300 deduction for charitable contributions ($600 if married and filing jointly).
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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.