Saturday, May 12, 2012

International ME/CFS Awareness Day 2012

Today is International CFS/ME Awareness Day. Whether you have ME/CFS or have a sick friend or family member, here are some simple things you can do to help educate the world and help promote research for CFS, even if you can't leave your house:

  1. About CFIDS by the CFIDS Association
  2. An Overview of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Phoenix Rising
  3. The CDC's information on CFS
  4. My own article, CFS: An Invisible Illness, published last fall on Lively Woman
  • You and your friends and family can also donate money to help fund badly-needed CFS research. I know the economy has been rough lately, but you could always do what we've done and just switch some of your charitable giving from other organizations to the CFIDS Association or other ME/CFS organization of your choice.
  • You can also donate to CFS research without spending any extra money by using a shopping donation site or links like:
  • CFIDS Association's Shop and Give links
  • You can even earn money for CFS research when you use a search engine:
Happy Awareness Day!  Help to spread the word!


Renee said...

Thanks for all the good info Sue!

Anonymous said...

And don't miss my blog for a song tribute by a fellow blogger who is a sympathizer, but not a pwc.

hkd said...

Thank you Sue for being a wonderful source of information - just so you know I shared this post and the link to your blog on mine. Happy Mother's Day to a fierce mom!

hkd said...

Hey Sue - I figured out how to have the option for followers to get your new posts by email - you go into the Layout Section and it will show your blog settings then click on the blue GADGET and you can add - email sign up.

Tanya said...

Thanks for the brilliant information. It's so important to educate people about M.E. For ages when I first became sick I hated talking about it because I felt like people would think I was complaining, lying, exaggerating...but now I realise that giving people information is the only way to help them understand :-)