Calling all ME activists, allies and advocates. #MEAction is gearing up for some major actions that need your input. Now is a great time to join the conversation to a) shape the structure of your advocacy organization, and b) organize the #MillionsMissing protest for September. Even if you’re not ready to dive in yet but you
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
Hope 4 ME & Fibro Northern Ireland ran an ambitious and exciting conference on Monday 6th June in The Stormont Hotel, Belfast. The conference, “Chasing Competent Care” delivered a strong message calling for change to the currently inadequate care situation for ME and fibromyalgia patients in Northern Ireland.
#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
What is Chasing Competent Care? Hope 4 ME & Fibro Northern Ireland have organized Chasing Competent Care as part of a campaign to improve medical care for the thousands of ME and fibromyalgia patients in Northern Ireland. The conference will be tomorrow, Monday, June 6 at 6 PM at the Stormont Hotel, 587 Upper Newtownards
Sonya Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) Patient 5/25/16 Washington, DC #MillionsMissing Protest Speech Transcript In April of 2011, I was thriving and loving life. At the peak of my career, working my dream job in the U.S. Foreign Service, only 39 years old but already the equivalent of a Colonel in the military, I was successful, healthy,
I’m Carol Head, President of the Solve ME/CFS Initiative, here with Linda Tannenbaum. Our organization conducts innovative research to solve ME/CFS. We conduct research and have created a biobank of ME/CFS patient information for use by all researchers. Before I begin, a quick note of thanks to Mark Cormizand. As you may know, we are
The #MillionsMissing protest gained worldwide attention in the form of national and local press, including an excellent piece by Rivka Solomon that was first picked up by STAT, a national publication, and then by Business Insider and The Week. London’s protest was covered by The Evening Standard; and several local radio programs, including BBC Bristol,