On May 25, 2016, we did something extraordinary together: we held the largest, loudest protest ever held for ME/CFS. We came out in force: in Boston, Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C., Raleigh, and Atlanta; in London; in Melbourne; in a Canada-wide virtual protest; in Bergen, Norway; and in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Impromptu shoe displays
The Bateman Horne Center (BHC) – uniquely positioned to create collaborations between amazing, well-qualified patients and stellar research partners – has an urgent need to increase capacity in order to see patients and grow the research program. Investigators are seeking access to our patient population more and more, yet due to physical and personnel capacity restrictions, too many patients are on waiting list, medical assistants and research associates are doubled up in offices; there is no more room for the equipment needed to expand our research efforts. We have secured a new, larger facility but require the funding needed to expand our critical work. Every gift, of any size, is an investment in real progress.
“Simply by spurring a conversation across the community, I see this as a win.”
#MillionsMissingBergen is a virtual demonstration to highlight the thousands of Norwegians sick and missing from society, and millions all over the globe. The #MillionsMissing protest in Norway has grown! Protesters will be displaying shoes from 2pm-4pm in central Bergen (Festplassen), after which the shoes will be moved to be an art installation at Gallery 3,14.
Name/Nom: William A. Downey, BA, BSW Province: BC Riding/Circonscription: Kelowna Lake Country Comments/Commentaires: I am writing on behalf of over four hundred thousand fellow Canadian citizens whose lives have been, and will continue to be, devastated by the well-known biomedical condition Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME); I write as a member of the additional hundreds of thousands of Canadian citizens who
In late May, protesters all over the world met with their government representatives to discuss the #MillionsMissing demands: better research funding, better physician training, and government oversight for ME/CFS. In Washington, DC, nine #MillionsMissing protesters met with 17 U.S. Congressional offices: Senator McCain (AZ-R) Lindsey Graham (SC-R) Dianne Feinstein (CA-D) Tammy Baldwin (WI-D) Cory Booker
Chairman: For open session, this is a concept clearance, and just to remind you, normally we’re expected to spend our appropriated funds, sort of open to all things within our mission, and if we decided to a priori say we’re going to set aside a pot of money for some particular topic, then we need to
My name is Terri Wilder and I’m a person living with ME. I was only diagnosed with ME about twelve weeks ago so it feels a little strange for me to be here today and introduce myself this way…… I typically introduce myself this way: “Good Afternoon, I’m Terri Wilder. I’m an AIDS Activist and a
A petition for more biomedical research funding for ME/CFS that was started in January is only 2,000 signatures short of the 10,000 needed to force the UK government to issue a response. The signatures must be gathered by 13 July. The petition is on the UK Government and Parliament Petitions site, where any of the
The Norwegian Research Council has announced that it received 737 research proposals from ME/CFS patients and their families in response to a call for ideas in April. Patients and others were invited to send in their ideas by May 3, using a short online form. In the call for proposals in April, Mr Hallén had