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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgic Encephalomyelitis National Organization


Largest national charitable organization serving the ME/CFS community through research and advocacy to accelerate the discovery of treatments and, ultimately, a cure.

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The Solve ME/CFS Initiative, formerly known as the CFIDS Association of America, is the nation's leading charitable organization committed to a vision of a world without myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Our Mission - "For ME/CFS to be widely understood, diagnosable, and treatable." - is the driving force behind all of our programs.

ME/CFS, is a serious, debilitating and often misunderstood illness that strikes people from all age, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. ME/CFS is characterized by crushing fatigue and cognitive problems, and accompanied by flu-like symptoms such as joint and muscle pain, unrefreshing sleep, sore throat, nausea, dizziness and severe headache.

"I spoke about CFS research at a Town Hall meeting held by my congressman... I was stunned when the audience broke into applause when I finished! I feel like I brought awareness to the hundreds of people sitting in the auditorium. It was such an empowering experience; I can't wait to do it again." - C.F., Campbell, California

SMCI is working diligently to expand public and private support of ME/CFS research to advance progress at a faster pace. We hope you will join our efforts today! Visit our web site at for more information.