“It’s so good to be with other people like me, who know what this is like.” This was a comment from an ME/CFS patient at our Association’s recent public event, where over 70 of us gathered to view the new documentary “Forgotten Plague: ME and the Future of Medicine.” The film’s title says it all: the seriousness of the illness, the feeling of being overlooked, forgotten, deliberately ignored or even rejected, and at the same time, the hope that the new kinds of research now happening will bring more understanding and better treatments.

For almost 30 years, Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association has been here for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia patients: supporting, educating, and advocating.

I am writing to ask you to consider making an end-of-year gift to support this work. We are an all-volunteer organization and every dollar goes to our programs.

We have exciting plans for 2015, including:

Please consider making a donation to help with this work. Every gift helps, and gifts of any size are much appreciated and gratefully received. You can give online at, or send a check to Massachusetts CFIDS Association, P.O. Box 690305, Quincy, MA 02269-0305, USA.

ME/CFS and FM patients, who are often very ill and struggle to get through each day, need other voices to speak up on their behalf. Together, we can be that voice.

Thank you,

Charmian Proskauer
President, Massachusetts, CFIDS/ME & FM Association
~Working to improve the lives of all people affected by ME/CFS/FM, advancing awareness, care, treatment and research.

P.S. There are also other ways you can help:

P.P.S. You can always Contact Us if you have a suggestion, comment or request!

Finally, if you haven’t already seen it, this article written by David Tuller, which appeared in the Science section of the New York Times on November 25, is well worth reading: