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!
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.
Donate your appreciated stock directly to OMFCA and you can receive an immediate income-tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer (even if you originally paid much less for them).
OMFCA sells your securities and uses the proceeds to support our mission. You also do not pay capital gains tax on the transfer when the stock is sold. Giving appreciated stock can be more beneficial than giving cash. The “cost” of your gift is often less than the deduction you gain by making it. In advance, thank you for making this generous gift.
Gifting of Stock Instructions
Brokerage/Investment Firm: TD Waterhouse
Name on the Account: Open Medicine Foundation Canada
Account Number: 20LRHLA
OMFCA Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) charity registration #: 74926 5518 RR0001
OMF Canada Registered Address:
Open Medicine Foundation Canada
2987 Baynes Road, Victoria, BC V8N-1Y4
Phone Number: 416-848-0055
Please speak to your personal tax advisor and then call OMFCA at 650-242-8669 to notify us of your donation or with any questions.