Tuesday, December 02, 2014

ME Fundraising appeal

ME research is massively underfunded and until the funding is available no one knows exactly what causes it and if there is any treatment.  It continues to be a greatly misunderstood illness and those of us with it become very isolated.  Please take time to read this, taken from Action for ME on facebook

M.E. is a horrible and debilitating neurological condition. Help us fund more research and together we can fight it.
Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we've been able to fund two further research projects in 2014. The first is a study into immune responses, especially against infections, amongst people with M.E. and the second project seeks to determine if people with M.E. have differences in their mitochondrial DNA that could make them more susceptible to contracting the illness or impede their recovery.
This vital research could lead to breakthroughs in the approach to the treatment of M.E. including innovative new drug treatments.
Despite the progress being made, there is still vast under investment in M.E. research.
Professor Holgate, Chair of the UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative states, “There is hardly an organ of the body not affected by this disease, and yet there is still an enormous lack of knowledge, disagreement over diagnosis, and perceptions of M.E. vary enormously.” We agree, and that’s why we are seeking your help to fund further M.E. research studies in 2015. If we are successful in raising the funds with this appeal, we can give the green light to new projects with the potential to significantly improve our knowledge and understanding of M.E.
We receive almost no Government funding for our work and are therefore totally reliant on the generosity of people like you if we are to continue investing in new projects with the potential to significantly improve our knowledge and understanding of M.E. Please donate today to help us fund new research projects in 2015.
By making a donation of £20, or however much you can afford, you will be helping us achieve the breakthroughs needed to beat M.E. Thank you for your support.
Supporting the appeal couldn’t be easier. You can donate by:
- visiting our research appeal page on JustGiving athttps://www.justgiving.com/meresearchbreakthroughs/
- Texting MERB99 plus £3, £5 or £10 to 70070 (texts to this number are free)
- calling the Action for M.E. office on 0117 927 9551
- posting donations to Freepost RTJR-TJLZ-CHLJ, Research Appeal, Action for M.E., 42 Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1EH.

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