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Get Inspired – TEAM OMF Events

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Thank you to all of our TEAM OMF FUNdraisers.

Children’s Concert Planned

  Five children’s orchestras will perform at a Family Festival, Make Music For ME, to raise awareness of ME/CFS on October 13, 2018. The program, organized by Rene Robert, will be held at the Verenigingsgebouw Bovenkarspel in Bovenkarspel, Netherlands. The concert will begin at 1 pm. Entrance fee will be 5 euro (all proceeds will benefit OMF). The orchestras...

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Benefit Concert in Honor of Denise

The Harmony St. Ceacillia orchestra performed on 18th of November, 2018 in a benefit concert for OMF following a screening of the award-winning documentary, Unrest. The program, organized by Rene Robert, was held at the community centre, Dorpshuis De Stek in Grootebroek, Netherlands. Robert has a very deep, personal connection to ME/CFS.  He shared the following, “I promised my...

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“Help us live – not just survive” by Britt M.

Britt and her daughter, Julia, know firsthand the “changes” in life caused by ME/CFS. Britt harnessed her feelings and created a fundraising campaign to support the End ME/CFS project. Britt bravely shared her personal story and challenges to encourage others to step up and get involved. “To suffer from ME/CFS, like me and my daughter,...

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OMF Joins UNREST to Host HOUSE PARTIES Around the World

With the broadcast of Unrest on the US PBS/Independent Lens coming January 8th, now is your opportunity to share the film with friends, colleagues, and family members that don’t know much about ME/CFS or want to know what else they can do! This is a great way to get more folks to inspired to support OMF’s research! Time for Unrest...

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High School Students in Spain Host A Brunch to Support End ME/CFS Project

Thank you to the students of Pere Boil Institute (High School) in Spain for hosting a special fundraising and awareness brunch. The students were very committed to the event, even cooked the food themselves, and fundraised to support OMF during our Triple Giving Tuesday. Guest speaker, Dr. Eva Maria Martin Martinez spoke to the students...

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Walk for ME – Netherlands

René Robert is planning to participate in the International Four Days Marches Nijmegen walk, beginning July 16, 2018. He will walk 50 km (31.25 miles) per day for four days in memory of his niece, Denise de Hoop, who passed away at the age of 45 from ME/CFS after suffering for more than 30 years....

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Community Coming Together in Honor of Tom

OMF Volunteer Ambassador, Elizabeth Hillis, is continually looking for ways to raise awareness and fundraise to support OMF’s research. Elizabeth is a long-time friend of Mark and Dottie Camenzind and has watched their son, Tom, grow up alongside her own children. Elizabeth is steadfast in her commitment to help Tom and all patients around the world....

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Planting Seeds for Hope

Clare Stiles (UK) used something she loves as a way to support OMF. Clare planted seeds to grow flowers and vegetable plants in her garden. She then held a plant sale. She invited her friends and family to donate their young plants too. From her garden raising plants, she is also raising hope around the world. Clare’s plant sale raised...

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Nikki’s Triden Bike Ride

In honor of Pack and Suzie Breggazi’s son, Jonty, the trio of Breggazi’s created a new cycle and rode to raise money and awareness for ME/CFS and hospice. Pack, Nikki and Wig Bregazzi rode a 3-man tandem in one of the timed trials in Jurby, Isle of Man.  Equiom Group, an international professional services provider based on the...

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Knoxville Bridge Center goes DOUBLE PLATINUM while celebrating & fundraising

By David Shepler, Knoxville Association of Bridge Clubs (Thank you to Cindy Siegel Shepler & David Shepler for your tireless efforts to support Team OMF.) A Double Platinum celebration for Pat Jankovic’s Platinum Life Master milestone was hosted by her friends on Saturday, August 12th, at the Knoxville Bridge Center, while fundraising for a Platinum-rated...

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