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Thank you to all of our TEAM OMF FUNdraisers.

Linda Lahey-Anderson ME/CFS Art Fundraiser

Linda Lahey-Anderson, an ME/CFS patient and artist, is selling prints of one of her latest pieces to benefit Open Medicine Foundation. The piece is entitled “Lungs and Wings, Necessary Things.” She created the piece to uplift anyone affected by ME/CFS, from patients to caregivers. The artwork can be given as a thank you gift to...

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Classic Car Run

Thank you to OMF supporter, Dave Sexton, for putting together your passion for cars and a cure for ME/CFS.  Dave’s Classic Car Run was a great success and introduced a new audience to ME/CFS, increasing awareness and fundraising. The following is what his club shared. “On the 8th of July, Opel enthusiasts and many other...

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Happy 60th Birthday

OMF supporter, Matt S., wanted to celebrate his 60th birthday in a special way, so he contacted us to brainstorm how he could include OMF. (A little background: I first met Matt a couple years ago shortly after his then 14 year old son was diagnosed with ME/CFS. Immediately, we connected on a very personal level, both parents...

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Ashley Haugen shares her birthday (Facebook event)

Ashley Haugen is a special member of the OMF family. Ashley is the Director of Events and Marketing at the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Center at Stanford, Ron Davis’ daughter and as you will read below, Whitney Dafoe’s sister and best friend. The OMF family is honored to be a part of Ashley’s birthday celebration...

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Blushing Crafter on

People from around the world created opportunities to raise awareness and funds as a part of our May Momentum. Thank you to Blushing Crafter for sharing her story. To follow her, find Blushing Crafter on Twitch channel I am BlushingCrafter, and I am a streamer on In May this year I did a week...

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The best birthday present (Facebook event)

Emilie Amlid didn’t want her 20th birthday to pass without a celebration. She decided she wanted “The best birthday present” and created a fundraising campaign on Facebook to support OMF’s research. Her family and friends joined her celebration and donated 35,300 kroner (over $4,400) She wrote: “Imagine you were dying with a serious disease. At...

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My body put me in jail (Facebook event)

Catherine Eidy Westerby, of Norway, set out to raise awareness with her good friend Kristin Lyslo Pederson. What happened next surprised her. Their friends read Kristin’s words and rallied behind them with tremendous support. Awareness raising turned to action and they raised almost 32,000 kroner (nearly $4,000). Thank you to this wonderful community for raising...

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Stodkonsert & Kakbuffe for ME-forskningen – Concert in Sweden

The May 12th Awareness Day was a wonderful day filled with activities around the globe. OMF Community Ambassador Cecilia Ekhem used this special day to raise awareness and funds for OMF. Cecilia and her community hosted a concert at their church. Funds raised at the day were donated to support OMF’s research. Through a video...

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A Special Birthday Request (Facebook event)

Norwegian ME/CFS patient, Ragnhild Holmås, has decided it is time for her to be heard. In honor of her 30th birthday, she invited friends to support OMF’s ME/CFS research as her birthday present. “The stigma that’s still connected to ME kept me quiet for six years. But I can’t fight stigma with silence. That’s why I speak up. And...

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T-shirts for a Cure

Friends do amazing things. Severe patient, Mireille, of Sweden, has had the caring support of special friends from her community. Now, these friends have taken their passion to the next level. These special friends have designed a new line of clothing and bags to promote ME/CFS awareness and support OMF’s research. Their line is available...

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