This update for the ME/CFS community includes an introduction to our new video series, a new look, and new ways to interact with SMCI.

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Pictured above left to right, ME/CFS Advocate Naomi Edelson, Congressman Jim McGovern, SMCI Director of Advocacy and Public Relations, Emily Taylor

Introducing "Fighting for ME with Carol Head"

SMCI introduces “Fighting for ME with Carol Head,” a monthly video with the President and CEO of Solve ME/CFS Initiative. Going forward, in each SMCI This Week, Carol will share her candid views on current issues and events in the myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome space.

Thank you for helping grow ME/CFS research

Thank you for joining Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) in the fight to make Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)) understood, diagnosable, and treatable. During the 2017 calendar year, you helped us to raise more than 3,500 gifts totaling $1.7 million, a record amount.  When you give, you are part of a large community who are pulling together to solve this awful disease.

Your support in 2017 enabled SMCI to:
Whether you contributed financially, or through your advocacy, none of our work would be possible without you. We look forward to working with you in 2018 as we continue the fight to Solve ME/CFS. 

To read more about your impact, view our 2016-2017 Annual Report


SMCI's website just got easier to use

We’re pleased to introduce our new website. We hope our new features make the site easier for you to use and more enjoyable. Check it out at

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