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The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association, a 501(c)3 founded in 1985, exists to meet the needs of patients with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) or FM (Fibromyalgia), their families and loved ones. The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association works to educate health-care providers and the general public regarding these severely-disabling physical illnesses. We also support patients and their families and advocate for more effective treatment and research.

Team MassME at the McCourt Foundation's 2024 Boston Waterfront 5K

Team MassME at the McCourt Foundation's 2024 Boston Waterfront 5K

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The 5K Walk / Run /Roll at the Boston Waterfront was great success. There was great team spirit and lots of laughs among Team MassME participants on race day, despite the rain. We thank the McCourt Foundation, who organizes this event, for their welcome of partner organizations like MassME. Our team raised almost $14,000 for our programs and events that support people living with ME/CFS, FM, and Long COVID.

Thanks to all the participants, those who came to cheer us on, and those who generously donated. See you all next year!


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Support Team MassME at the 2024 Boston Waterfront 5K!

Support Team MassME at the McCourt Foundation's 2024 Boston Waterfront 5K on June 9th!

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Come to the race and cheer us on as we Run/Walk/Roll for ME/CFS and the Long Haul! Help us to raise awareness of ME/CFS and Long COVID, and to fund MassME's ongoing information and support programs. The race begins at 10:00 AM on Sunday, June 9. The start/finish line is at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, 1 Black Falcon Ave, Boston. See the main event website for a course map and more information about the event. Public parking is available, and the course is accessible via public transit on the Silver Line.

You can donate at the MassME team page, or choose one of our team members to support their efforts. All donations will help us continue to bring you information and support programs. The donation page will be accessible until June 20th. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $15,000!

 Support Team MassME by clicking here. No amount is too small!

Together, we are stronger!



Notice about names

The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association would like to clarify the use of the various acronyms for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Chronic Fatigue & Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and  Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) on this site. When we generate our own articles on the illness, we will refer to it as ME/CFS, the term now generally used in the United States. When we are reporting on someone else’s report, we will use the term they use. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies, including the CDC, are currently using ME/CFS. 

Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association changed its name in July, 2018, to reflect this consensus.