“If a cause and cure are to be found for ME, FMS, MCSS, GWS, "Chronic Lyme Disease" and other related C.I.N.D. illnesses in the near future, government and medicine must be made fully aware of their scope and impact.
History of May 12
Neuroimmune & Autoimmune Diseases
International Awareness Day
Despite the efforts of a number of dedicated groups and individuals, there are still vast pockets of ignorance and misunderstanding. To this day, many patients run directly into a medical establishment that, in general, knows very little about these serious threats to human health.
It is therefore crucial that all those affected by the illnesses make their voices heard, especially on May 12th of each year.”
Mr. Thomas M. Hennessy Jr.,
Founder of RESCIND INC. (Repeal Existing Stereotypes about Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases).
~~~ Last year on May 12, 2012, marked the "20th" Anniversary for International Awareness Day! ~~~
It is important to note that the May 12 date was chosen to memorialize the birth date of Florence Nightingale, the English army nurse who inspired the founding of the International Red Cross. Nightingale contracted a paralyzing, CIND-like illness in her mid-thirties and spent the last 50 years of her life virtually bedridden.
May 12th has been designated as International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND)
These diseases include ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, the term used in most of the world)
CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the term MISS used in the United States),
Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Gulf War Syndrome
and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome.
They have been combined under the umbrella of CIND based on existing research and commonality of symptoms. In order for the world to be alerted to these devastating diseases, it is crucial that those concerned about CIND contact the government and media in conjunction with the MAY 12 event.
For more history see (R.E.S.C.I.N.D., Inc. site down due to lack of funds):
A CALL FOR ACTION: THE RECOGNITION OF MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS AS A SERIOUS AND DEBILITATING DISEASE.
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