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“When we started the first support group in 1983, I had no idea what this organization would grow into. These illnesses did not even have names, let alone any treatment options then."

— Bonnie Gorman, Founder

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), and 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 often severely-disabling physical illnesses. We provide supportive services for patients and their families and advocate for more effective treatment and research.

Our mission

To improve the lives of all people affected by ME/CFS and FM, advancing awareness, care, treatment and research.

What we do

The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association is dedicated to working and advocating for effective medical research and treatments that will both alleviate patient suffering and lead to a cure.

We provide information and supportive services to help patients, their families, and their loved ones cope more effectively with these illnesses.

We work to educate both healthcare providers and the general public, so that ME/CFS and FM will be recognized and understood as serious physical illnesses which can be severely disabling.

More about us

Board of Directors

Strategic Plan 2020

Accomplishments of our Association

History of the Association

Our ongoing programs

Patient services


Anti-Discrimination Policy

Conflict of Interest Policy

How you can get involved