Action Alert! CFIDS Awareness Day

Action Alert! Today, May 12, is CFIDS Awareness Day. It takes only a few minutes to help educate others about the severity of the disease and its staggering impact on individuals who have it and our nation as a whole. Respond to this Alert! and inform members of Congress about CFIDS and the need for more research.

This letter will take a slightly different approach than the ones sent to Capitol Hill following our first alert, dated April 16. We will be asking members of Congress to write the heads of the committees that make health funding decisions. We reference the Association's appropriations requests, which you can view at

To participate in this Awareness Day effort, please go to and click on the Capitol Building icon on the left navigational bar. With this Alert! we conclude our introductory campaign to build awareness using our new Grassroots Action Center. As of today, advocates like you have used the Center to send more than 7,500 letters to lawmakers, public health officials and media professionals. We're tracking results of our collective efforts and will report back to you through our monthly e-newsletter, CFIDSLink, and other Association publications like the CFIDS Chronicle and our web site. If you haven't responded to any of the other 5 Alerts! we've issued, there's still time. They are easy to access; just go to and click on the Alerts you may have missed. Make sure you sign up for the Grassroots Action Center listserv so that you continue receiving Action Alerts! now that our initial campaign has ended. Complete the e-form at and confirm your request by replying to an e-mail message you'll receive from the site. (The confirmation e-mail is sent to ensure that Alerts! are sent only to those who wish to receive them.)

Thank you for making the Grassroots Action Center launch such a great success. We hope you've been inspired to participate in advocacy efforts throughout the year. With appreciation,

K. Kimberly McCleary
President & CEO
The CFIDS Association of America

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