The National Addison’s Disease Foundation was formed in 1985 by a young couple as a result of their experiences with Addison’s disease. At that time, there was no organization established which would provide guidance and information about what life was like with adrenal insufficiency. There was no way to contact others who shared this illness.
Incorporated in New York State in 1985, the name was later changed to National Adrenal Diseases Foundation to include individuals suffering from related diseases such as Cushing’s Syndrome and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia.
Support groups began forming in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Illinois, and now include groups in most states and Canada.
As a result of the dedication of the Board of Directors, officers and members of NADF, Addisonians and patients with other adrenal illnesses have a resource for their physical and mental health questions.