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Large Canadian Donation Adds over $197K to OMF Research

Spring has brought more donations, especially this month. The Canadian family of a patient suffering from a neuroimmune disease has made a third large donation to our research. They donated $250K in Canadian dollars, which converts to $197,581 in US dollars.

ME / CFS is a disease that inflicts people all over the world. From the beginning, our foundation saw the importance of reaching out to patient groups and individual patients all over the world. See some of the comments these patients are making.

The ME / CFS Severely Ill-BIG DATA Study is aimed at answering some questions that no other scientists in any country has pursued: Can the disease process be more detectable in those whose disease is more severe? We think it will be. So we’re going in search of those patients to see what’s happening in their bodies that would cause ME / CFS symptoms.

Many see the obvious logic in this approach and are willing to support it. “We are grateful beyond words to our special donor champions!” said Linda Tannenbaum, our executive director.

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

What are the advantages of giving from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)?

  • Your gifts to your donor advised fund entitle you to an immediate income tax deduction at the time of contribution.
  • You avoid capital gains tax on appreciated assets you place in your donor advised fund.
  • Your fund’s investment gains accumulate tax free.
  • Funds are distributed to Open Medicine Foundation in your name and immediately put to use to support our worldwide research efforts.

How do I make a donation through my DAF?

Just click on the DAF widget below. It is simple and convenient to find your fund among the over 900 funds in our system.

Still can’t find your fund? 

  • Request a grant distribution through your Donor Advised Fund sponsor
  • Be sure to use OMF’s EIN #26-4712664
  • You can also designate OMF as a beneficiary for your Donor Advised Fund
  • Questions? Give us a call at 650-242-8669