Chronic Illness Foundation of America, Inc.
Flourishing not just existing, thriving not just surviving



Here is a list of our favorite links about chronic illness and friends of our mission. We hope this list helps you THRIVE. If you have suggestions about other sites to include, send emails to and


Black Girls RUN!

In 2009, Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks created Black Girls RUN! in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provide encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners. The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of African-American women are overweight. BGR! wants to create a movement to lower that percentage and subsequently, lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle.

Districtly Speaking

From Capitol Hill to far outside the Beltway, DISTRICTLY SPEAKING rounds up the most talked about social and political issues and brings them to you during our monthly town halls and weekly radio show!

Write House LLC

Washington DC Area communications and branding consulting firm. Services include writing coaches, marketing communications, feature writing and consulting services. 


February 28, 2015 marks the eigth international Rare Disease Day coordinated by EURORDIS and organized with rare disease national alliances in 24 European countries.  On and around this day hundreds of patient organizations from more than 60 countries and regions worldwide are planning awareness-raising activities converging around the slogan “Rare Disorders without Borders”.

Ari Struass Photography

Ari is an excellent photography. He is worth his weight in gold. He is a friend of the Chronic Illness Foundation, Inc. and is highly recommended by EVA. Try him today!