Triple Your Impact!

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Your engagement with the Solve ME/CFS Initiative suggests that you share our commitment to high-quality research that will improve the lives of people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, also called myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME/CFS). Your gift today in support of our research-focused mission will go three times as far.

The McGrath Family Foundation has pledged to match two dollars for every dollar you donate, up to $10,000 $20,000. With your support, this challenge will help us raise a total of $60,000!

Your generous donation, like theirs, will support THECatalystFUND for research directed at finding better diagnostics and treatments for CFS. The Solve ME/CFS Initiative has put research first to end the life-altering disability, stigma and isolation of CFS.Arrows

This generous matching challenge is targeted to raise on-line donations from those who value our Research1st website and blog, receive our monthly e-newsletter, CFIDSLink, and participate with us through Facebook and Twitter.

Within the first six days, we met the original $10,000 challenge goal! The McGrath Family Foundation was so excited about your response that the Foundation has doubled its pledge! So we’ve secured their initial $20,000 pledge and have the opportunity to receive another $20,000 with your support through gifts totaling $10,000. The challenge period ends on Dec. 7, 2011.
Please make a gift today and triple your impact!

Thank you!

P.S.: Thanks to past support of our research program, our last group of grantees has secured nearly $5 million in follow-on funding from NIH and other institutions, representing a 7-fold return on investment! Let’s do it again!

You can read more about the Association’s transformative research program here:

All gifts made online by Dec. 7, 2011 will count toward the challenge. You can also check The Catalyst Fund box at the bottom of our secure online donation page at

UPDATE (Dec. 7): We are thrilled to report that we met — and exceeded — the challenge goal. Your gifts totaling $31,525 helped us secure the full $40,000 match from the McGrath Family Foundation, for a total of $71,525 added to The Catalyst Fund! We are still working toward our ambitious $2 million goal and we’re grateful for gifts of any size. Thank you for your support!



Updated on Nov. 29, 2011 to update information about the challenge goal.
Updated on Dec. 7, 2011 to report campaign results.

November 23, 2011