SMCI-Funded Study Publishes New Findings
A study published in PLOS ONE earlier this week conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) “can be provoked by imposing a mild to moderate strain to the muscles and nerves.” For more on this story, continue to our website.
SMCI Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
SMCI’s dedication to its mission and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. SMCI is the first and only ME/CFS organization to earn this highest possible distinction. “SMCI’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” wrote Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. “People can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Solve ME/CFS Initiative.”
Request an ME/CFS Awareness Day in Your Area
Mayor Eric Garcetti and the city of Los Angeles, where our national office is located, issued a formal proclamation in support of ME/CFS awareness and patients earlier this year. The proclamation supports ME/CFS awareness and patients by naming May 12, 2016, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day. By showing its support for the disease, Los Angeles joins cities San Ramon, CA; Pleasanton, CA; Elk Grove, CA; Sacramento, CA; Anaheim, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Grand Rapids, MI; and Houston, TX. To find out how your city, county, or state can be next to issue a declaration in support of ME/CFS, go here.
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