WHAT IS AFFTER?
Our new website is under
construction and we hope to
have the new one up and running by the first of the
AFFTER is pleased to announce that we have awarded our
2nd research grant! Read more...
for Fibromyalgia Funding, Treatment, Education and
Research) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization run by
volunteers, most of whom have fibromyalgia. We have a
solid organization in place with a professional board of
directors and a strong medical advisory committee,
including nationally and internationally known
There are board
members responsible for things such as: coordinating
fund raising activities, educational projects and
materials, networking with other groups, publications,
publicity, and internet correspondence, etc.
AFFTER helps educate patients, their families and the
medical community by providing support groups, seminars
and various printed and electronic materials. The
internet has been instrumental in our ability to reach
folks across the globe, offering support, medical news
and research updates.
literally on a mission to make research happen for
fibromyalgia. We collaborate with our Medical Advisory
Committee and others to conduct, publish and fund
research. We host charitable activities to raise funds
to award grants for specific research projects.
All donations are
tax deductible, and with very little overhead go
directly towards our mission. We are committed to
provide valuable information and resources to help
people with FMS and related illnesses.
Thanks to all who participated in
F.I.B.R.O. Survey, 2009!
(To see the results
of our survey’s from the last two years
To participate in activities that increase awareness and understanding of
fibromyalgia in the public, medical community and patient population. To
organize charitable activities to specifically fund research and education that
could lead to finding a cure or more effective treatments for fibromyalgia.
Why Donate To AFFTER?
AFFTER (Advocates for
Fibromyalgia Funding, Treatment, Education & Research) is a 501(c)(3) and
volunteer run organization founded in 1999. One of our main efforts is in
providing support for the fibromyalgia community. Our mission is to fund
educational activities and to fund research for fibromyalgia which offers hope
to those suffering with this condition. In doing so, we are reaching out to you
and the community for help with our efforts.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic and disabling condition characterized by widespread
pain, fatigue, and poor sleep. Other problems such as sleep disorders, irritable
bowl or bladder, restless leg syndrome, headaches, reduced endurance, cognitive
and/or memory impairments, as well as many others often accompany it. As a
result of its debilitating nature, over half of the population that suffers from
FMS is unable to continue desired employment. It affects nearly ten million
Americans, including men, women, and children. There is no cure or treatment
found highly effective due to the lack of allocated research.
AFFTER focuses on education, self-help, advocacy and research for FMS. We run
various FMS support groups and news forums, offer published newsletters (print
and online), organize educational events and self-help courses, and work with
renowned researchers to conduct, publish and fund research.
AFFTER is collecting contributions through charitable events and private
donations as a means of funding our third research grant and educational
initiatives. We are looking at several projects to fund, including a website
overhaul and more of our own research. Our last research grant was awarded for
fMRI research, which allows cognitive and pain processing in fibromyalgia to be
visualized and analyzed. You can find related abstracts and more information
about this and other research on our website at:
If you are interested in making a tax deductible donation you can do so by check
or on line with a credit card. Perhaps you have a loved one with fibromyalgia
and would like to honor them with a gift donation, or you may be interested in
becoming a sponsor for an upcoming event. You can review these options and
registration form on our website at:
Thank you for your time and for considering this request.
here to print out a Donation Form or use the PayPal Button to the left.
* You do not need a
PayPal account to Donate to AFFTER, All donations are 100% tax deductible.