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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia Leading Research. Delivering Hope.Open Medicine Foundation® Canada

May Momentum is right around the corner!

We are thrilled to announce that May Momentum, one of Open Medicine Foundation Canada’s (OMFCA) largest fundraising campaigns of the year, kicks off on May 1, 2021!

In recognition of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) Awareness month, May Momentum is a special annual effort by OMFCA to increase awareness and raise funds to advance urgently needed research into ME/CFS and related chronic, complex diseases, including Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Post COVID Syndrome (also known as Long COVID).

During the 2021 #MayMomentum campaign, we will share inspiring stories of people within our community, update you on exciting research developments and celebrate the advancements in our understanding made possible by your generosity. 

And for the first time ever, you will hear directly from the Directors of the OMF funded Research Collaborative in special video updates throughout May.

Since Open Medicine Foundation’s start in 2012, we have raised over $30 Million dollars, facilitated the establishment of the prestigious, five member ME/CFS Collaborative, and brought together an alliance of brilliant scientific minds dedicated to ending ME/CFS and related chronic, complex diseases. OMFCA was established in 2019, and we launched our relationship with the Collaborative Research Center at CHU Sainte-Justine /Université de Montréal. Our accomplishments to date are only made possible by our valued community’s generous support, large and small. 

This year, we invite you to help us continue energizing research efforts by supporting May Momentum. Check out the following ways to get involved and ensure this year’s campaign is a success!

  • Donate to OMFCA’s May Momentum campaign starting May 1, 2021! Check out our May Momentum webpage to find a donation option that works best for you
  • Become a sustaining donor, and help us ensure that research momentum continues long after our May Momentum campaign ends
  • Launch a digital fundraiser for OMFCA starting May 1! And be sure to check out our digital fundraising toolkit to get started and for helpful tips & tricks on running a successful fundraiser 
  • Spread the word on social media! Check out our social media toolkit now. 
  • Invite friends and family to donate! Download our email templates here.

We are passionate about winning this fight! OMFCA works every day to push research forward, seek new collaborative opportunities, and attract the resources necessary to win the fight against ME/CFS and related diseases, returning millions to the healthy lives they deserve.

We sincerely hope you will join our Canadian community and support OMFCA during this year’s #MayMomentum campaign. Together, we can amplify our mission to end the suffering endured by millions worldwide.

If you are able, please consider contributing to our effort to uncover research-based answers.

Help us improve the quality of life for all sufferers of ME/CFS and other chronic complex diseases, such as Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.