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May 12: myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome awareness day

Millions of people live with ME/CFS, however, there is not enough awareness and education on this chronic illness.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ME/CFS is a serious, long-term illness that affects multiple body systems. People with this illness suffer from an inability to perform usual activities associated with extreme fatigue, post-exertional malaise or PEM, sleep problems, other problems with thinking and concentrating, pain, and dizziness.


Join Connecting 2 Heal in supporting those with ME/CFS.

  • Wear blue to raise awareness and give support. By wearing blue on May 12th, support is given to those with ME/CFS, families, doctors, and researchers who all deal with this illness.

  • Use social media to spread the word. Inform on ME/CFS to help educate your followers. Repost and share under the hashtag #MECFSAwareness

  • Share your story. If you or someone close to you is living with ME/CFS, share your story through Connecting2heal or your local community.

To those living with ME/CFS, you are not alone. The Connecting 2 Heal community supports and understands you.

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