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Get Inspired – TEAM OMF Events

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Thank you to all of our TEAM OMF FUNdraisers.

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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A Bike Ride & A Walk To Raise Funds & Awareness – One Father’s Brilliant Efforts

Jerry Clark from Wadebridge, UK, has embarked on a challenge to raise funds in support of OMF’s ME/CFS research. He has already completed a series of cycling challenges around the South West and is now well into his challenge to walk the Cornish coast path. Jerry is personally motivated to raise funds and bring awareness to this...

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ME/CFS Stomp for Amelie Hicks

Jordana and Pete Gingrass are running a half marathon in Arvada, Colorado on September 8, 2017 in an effort to raise money, awareness and support for one of their dearest and oldest friends, Amelie Hicks. Amelie suffers with ME/CFS, along with her mother and sister. Amelie has had to stop working in the career she loved...

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A Dad Celebrates His Birthday With Hope

For his birthday, Lou Corsius (Netherlands) invited his family and friends to donate to OMF in lieu of presents. ME/CFS research is the greatest gift to the parent of a severely ill child. Now 26, his daughter Céline has suffered from ME/CFS since the age of 11. Lou shared with OMF that for his birthday he hopes...

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Cards4ufromME Severe ME-patient Lieke Kops

Lieke Kops in the Netherlands has a passion for photography and then she was struck by severe ME (read her personal story). Now she’s selling postcards of which 40% of the revenues are donated to the End ME/CFS-project – Dragonfly postcards Lieke writes: Welcome to my shop!  I am Lieke Kops from the Netherlands and...

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Ribbons Become A Family Affair

Thank you to OMF friend and support, Eimear (Ireland) who created her own fundraising campaign to support the #EndMECFS project. Together with her adorable children, Aida, Maebh and Liam, they have been busy inviting family, friends, work colleagues and neighbours to donate throughout the month of May. Every donor received a blue ribbon to End...

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