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Get Inspired – TEAM OMF Events

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Thank you to all of our TEAM OMF FUNdraisers.

Making Philanthropy a “Habit”

The Habit Burger welcomed OMF to the opening of their newest restaurant in Mission Viejo, California. The special event was put together by our friends at Studio McCormack. Rick McCormack and his team are tremendous supporters of OMF and invited many of their colleagues and community. 100% of the sales were donated directly to OMF. Thank...

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A Patient’s Reflection: Building a Movement for Action

Tears rolled down my cheek while I watched the movie ‘Unrest’. Mixed emotions of both joy and of deep sadness. I let the tears roll down my cheeks and soon there were drops falling on my shirt. It turned into loud sobs and I could hear myself. Silence for a moment and then the smile...

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Cycling For ME/CFS

Wendy Badger is cycling for a cure. She has set a goal to raise a $1 to support OMF’s research for every kilometer she rides and she is planning to ride 5000km! Her goal is to raise $5000 or more. Wendy is starting her journey in late April 2018 and plans to ride all around Europe. Wendy is passionate about supporting OMF’s research....

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Together We Act

An outstanding group of volunteers has come together in Tucson, AZ to honor patients around the globe.   On May 12, 2018, in honor of International ME/CFS/FM Day, the group is hosting a #MillionsMissing event, Together We Act, a comedy and music show with proceeds benefiting OMF’s research program.  Working with their local #MEAction group, stand-up comedian...

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A Day of Unrest In Honor of the Gelpi Family

A special group of friends has banded together to host a fundraiser in honor of the Gelpi family at Grand Junction’s Historic Avalon Theatre for a one-time screening of the Sundance Award-winning documentary, Unrest on Sunday, April 22, 2018.  Linda Tannenbaum, CEO/President of Open Medicine Foundation (“OMF”), is traveling to Grand Junction to attend this...

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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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