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Hannah Bowlus: Fighting Inequality, Finding Power in Community

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  I'm Hannah Bowlus and I’m the administrative assistant at #MEAction. I take care of basic things like mailing t-shirts, archiving and scheduling calls. I talk with a lot of you. The more I get to know this community the more urgent and vital our work feels. I get to see ...

Twitch Gaming Show Fundraises for #MEAction!

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Rat Queens, a show on the popular Twitch channel, HyperRPG, is hosting a fundraiser for #MEAction this Wednesday, May 8th at 7pm PST. Twitch is a live streaming platform and anyone can watch and participate from their homes! 100% of  the proceeds will go to #MEAction. Rat Queens (based on the Image Comic ...

Research: supporting advocacy orgs yields huge payoffs

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This Giving Tuesday, I've got some good science to show why you should donate to #MEAction and other advocacy organizations! The study Disease Politics and Medical Research Funding: Three Ways Advocacy Shapes Policy sets out to discuss single-disease interest groups and their influence on US politics: "This article explores their effects on federal ...

OMF TRIPLE TUESDAY: TRIPLE YOUR IMPACT FOR A CURE

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Open Medicine Foundation is excited to launch Triple Giving Tuesday OMF which will run from Tuesday, Oct. 17, through Tuesday, Nov. 28. Wonderful, caring, and compassionate OMF supporters, Jack and Dilla Cosgrove and family, have graciously pledged a $100,000 matching gift to encourage world-wide support of Triple Giving Tuesday OMF. Chris shares ...

Support Severe ME Day: Join the Silence Challenge

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August 8th is Severe ME Day. It is a day of awareness raising for those suffering severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis as well as a day of remembrance. August 8th was the birthday of Sophia Mirza, a 32 year-old woman who died of ME. One way you can participate and raise awareness for ...

#SockItToMECFS with BHC’s new fundraising challenge!

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Bateman Horne Center launches the #SockItToMECFS Challenge. Wear your wildest and wackiest socks to raise awareness and funds for advancing ME/CFS diagnosis and care. Challenge your friends to do the same ...

Donate to Karina’s Legal Fund

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Over the past several years, many of us with and without ME have looked on in horror as Karina Hansen was forcibly removed from her home and institutionalized.  This was in part due to Denmark's decision to rename myalgic encephalomyelitis "bodily distress syndrome" and classify it as a psychological illness. The ...

Join the MILLIONSMISSING Chicago Protest/Day of Action

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The Chicago protest #MillionsMissing will feature talks by Dr. Leonard Jason, Dr. Marcie Zinn, well-known epidemiologists; Carol Head, of Solve ME/CFS; Barbara Morrison; ME/CFS patients; and families and friends. It will take place at the James Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St, Chicago between 11:30am-12:30pm. Please click below to attend, learn more ...

Help Cure My Husband Please

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I have had M.E. for years now, unable to work. My 19 year old daughter is unemployed, pregnant and living at home looking for a job. My husband was just put in the hospital for 2 days and told he needed his colon removed, an ileostomy, and a second surgery ...

Join the #MillionsMissing fundraising team!

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With the help of our community’s ingenuity, strength, and indomitable spirit, #MEAction has: Spearheaded a petition to release the PACE trial data, garnering over 12,000 signatures.  This was presented in the recent FOI request to release PACE data as evidence of peaceful patient involvement Launched the worldwide protest #MillionsMissing in ...