Today Open Medicine Foundation launches its third annual #MayMomentum, our fundraising campaign in solidarity with May 12th ME / CFS International Awareness Day and dedicated to the millions of lives disrupted by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) and related chronic complex diseases.
We are working to free our community from the cruel restraints of this disease and to shield the millions more who could have it someday. Our 2020 #MayMomentum takes place against the backdrop of COVID-19, challenging us all to stay focused, bold, and most importantly, hopeful.
And, we have reason to be hopeful. Just listen to Dr. Ron Davis, Director of our OMF Scientific Advisory Board:
“Throughout May, we are revealing three new projects that have been selected for their real-life implications
for ME / CFS sufferers. OMF is funding two new pilot treatment trials, Mestinon and Kynurenine, and a study to track ICU patients with COVID-19, with the expectation that some may develop ME / CFS.
We need your support in 2020 to scale up our efforts, and to increase the momentum of the research being undertaken at our four Collaborative Research Centers.”
Since 2012, OMF has raised over $24 Million for ME / CFS research from private donations large and small, making us the world’s largest ME / CFS private research funder. And yet this a drop in the bucket for medical research.
We have a long way to go to level the imbalance in funding and to fully scale-up research. It takes visionaries, like the brilliant minds leading the Collaborative Research Centers and our remarkable scientific advisory board members, and significant and sustained investment from supporters like you, to conduct the breadth and depth of research required to find treatments and a cure.
Please visit #MayMomentum for more information. There are many ways to help, and we have made it easy for you to donate, and to join the thousands across the globe that make up Team OMF. The challenges are real, but we won’t lose momentum. Not with you on our team.
With hope for all,
Founder & CEO/President
PS: I have a special request during our #MayMomentum, campaign: If you haven’t already done so, please consider becoming a Sustaining Donor. Your monthly contribution will have a unique impact because it creates a reliable source of funding for our researchers.
Please visit #MayMomentum for more information.
Remember May 12th is ME / CFS International Awareness Day