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Category Tag: #MEAction

Ask Your Senators to Increase Funding for ME Research and Education

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    ***UPDATE: THIS ACTION IS NOW OVER*** Senator Markey is currently asking for support from his fellow Senators for TWO requests that can increase funding for ME! These requests would include: 1) Request $9.9 million for ME programs at the CDC (Labor-HHS committee) 2) Add ME to the Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program (Defense committee) What our ...

Increased Funding for ME Research and Education

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    ***UPDATE: THIS ACTION IS NOW OVER*** Congressmembers Zoe Lofgren and Anna Eshoo, are currently asking for support from their fellow House Members for TWO requests that can increase funding for ME! These requests would include: 1) Request $9.9 million for ME programs at the CDC (Labor-HHS committee) 2) Add ME to the Peer-Reviewed Medical ...

Get involved: support science and advocacy this April

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April is going to be an incredibly exciting month for advocacy and for research into ME! The NIH is hosting a conference on ME in early April along with a Young Investigators Workshop specifically geared towards early-career investigators with interest in ME.  Concurrently, there will be a Congressional lobbying push hosted ...

#MEAction Responds to NIH

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As many of you know, #MEAction activists for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) met with the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Francis Collins, on December 7 to discuss accelerating research in order to more rapidly provide diagnostics and treatments to people with ME. To read about the details of ...

NEED HELP? Support and Crisis Resources

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NEED HELP? Support and Crisis Resources Living with ME can be extremely difficult. #MEAction strives to create spaces of support. Everyone at #MEAction cares deeply about the individuals in our community. We fight for your health in advocacy and scientific spaces, but we also want you to know that you are loved, ...

Give in Someone’s Honor

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This holiday season, give the gift of support and love through a donation to #MEAction. Your donations go to growing the reach of ME so that more people know and want to support. Donations also go to our various initiatives including: educating physicians, inspiring new scientists to the field, connecting ...

Sept & Oct — Research Roundup

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The end of September was a whirlwind! Between the CDC's website work, the CDC's awarding of a sole contract, the planning sessions for the NIH meeting, and the Stanford symposium, there wasn't much time to devote to breaking down the science.  If you'd like to see a quick run-down of ...

Meet with your MP about ME – Our Toolkit shows you how!

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Advocates at #MEAction UK are working hard to engage Members of Parliament in the fight for appropriate clinical care and investment in biomedical research for ME. Gaining MPs support in lobbying for change is vital to our success. So whether you are a person with ME, their carer, friend, family ...

Voices from Sacramento: Janet Dafoe and Ashley Haugen

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Some of you may know Dr. Janet Dafoe and her daughter Ashley Haugen through their tireless advocacy work for ME.  Dr. Dafoe's son and Ashley's brother, Whitney Dafoe, has severe ME, and is the impetus behind their efforts to raise funding, raise awareness, and raise hell. These statements were read at the Sacramento California rally ...

Europe gears up for its third #MillionsMissing Day of Action

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Europe is gearing up for its third #MillionsMissing Day of Action set for May 12th, which is the international day of awareness for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).   Organizers from #MillionsMissing groups across Europe are working together to share ideas and prepare for their awareness events in Norway, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, ...