Reach out to your friends and family and share your story. Ask them to support our global movement for BOLD ACTION to bring recognition, education and research for people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). You can:
I am a proud supporter of #MEAction because #MEAction prides itself on being an activism first organization. From the protests around the world, to the displays of courage from our beds, and to the support they provided, they continue to take ACTION for the ME community.From the moving imagery of the cots and pillowcases on the National Mall, to the virtual gathering and community events throughout the year, #MEAction recognizes that taking action can and does look different for every person, but it is the ACTION that is making a difference.
#MEAction is once again pledging to TAKE BOLD ACTION on behalf of this community. In order to make sure this BOLDNESS is felt wide and far, they need financial support during their BOLD ACTION Fundraising Campaign.
Insert your story on how #MEAction has enriched or empowered your life here. Suggested Prompts:* If you sent in a pillow for the May #MillionsMissing Protest, share an image of the pillow and write about why you created that pillow and what it means to you.* What resource(s) has helped you the most? (The Hospital Checklist? The Hospital Form? The Pacing Guide? The Pediatric Pacing Guide?)
* What support has #MEAction provided for you? Have you benefited from our Facebook Groups? Have you benefited from our State Chapter Program? Have the Facets of ME Articles provided any helpful tips for you?* What campaigns have you participated in or have found the most value in? Why did you choose to participate in that program/campaign? (#MillionsMissing Events/Protests? The Stop-Rest-Pace Campaign? Severe ME Artist Project?)*Why does it matter/how does it feel to see ME featured in so many press articles?* How does Still Sick, Still Fighting motivate you in your volunteer/activism role?* What is important for you to see in advocacy and activism? How does #MEAction align with that?* When you first learned about #MEAction, what drew you to us? What values are important to you that you see in #MEAction?
It is because of #MEAction’s work, that I am continuing fighting to improve the lives of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), commonly called chronic fatigue syndrome. ME is a debilitating disease that affects the brain and immune system. It impacts over 1 million people of all ethnicities, ages, and genders in the US and 15-30 million around the world. There are no FDA-approved treatments, and many are left, homebound or bedridden, without any access to medical care. And with Long COVID leading to a HUGE increase of ME diagnosis in the years to come, this work is more important than ever before! And requires BOLDER Action than ever before!
My goal is to help #MEAction raise $100,000 this giving season to support the BOLD future of #MEAction!
This year alone #MEAction’s BOLD ACTION has been able to accomplish:
Your donation today will sustain a global community of over 30,000 patients, caregivers, volunteers, and allies for the future. Together, we can work to raise awareness, educate medical doctors, grow the scientific field, and build a thriving community of support and friendship. We can ensure that BOLD Action is at the forefront of the work we are doing to help those newly diagnosed with and living with ME!
#MEAction is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are fully tax deductible for US taxpayers.
I hope you will join me in creating a world where all people with ME have access to compassionate, effective care.
Thank you in advance for your support,