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Get Inspired – TEAM OMF Events

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Thank you to all of our TEAM OMF FUNdraisers.

Parents’ Don & Betsy Gemmecke prepare to walk across England to raise money for OMF’s research

Update June 23, 2017  Don & Betsy completed their 200 mile walk, coast to coast across England.         Update June 2, 2017 Don & Betsy are four days into their journey. They are doing great and look great. They have shared this latest picture.     _____ Soon Don and Betsy Gemmecke are...

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The Conway Daily Sun: Letter to the Editor: Support finding a cure for chronic fatigue (Betsy Gemmecke raises awareness)

To the editor: Today is the 25th anniversary of the International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases, which includes Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/chronic fatique syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme disease. I wanted people to be aware of the debilitating nature of this disease which has no known onset or cure. As many people know, my...

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Family of Netherlands Patient Raises Money and Awareness for ME/CFS

Team OMF hero, Kelly Handjes of the Netherlands, gathered a group of family, neighbors and friends to support OMF. This special event was organized in honor of Bente Kubin, who is suffering from severe ME/CFS. Surrounded by family and friends, the event was emotional, fun, heartwarming and meaningful. Bente’s mom and sister explained what ME/CFS...

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Help Nick Find a Way out of ME/CFS: a Bar Mitzvah Helps Raise Research Funds

Awesome 13-year-old Brent Gelick, one of our younger Team OMF heros, set a goal to raise $500 for his Bar Mitzvah project in honor of his friend Nick who suffers from ME/CFS. With the encouragement and support of his caring mother Dana, Brent has exceeded his goal raising over $1,000! We are grateful to Brent,...

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A Woman’s Month Highlight: A Play Raises ME/CFS Research Funds

In March 2017, Team OMF Hero, ME activist and theater director Bobbi Ausubel, age 80, produced the play Bold Women, Brazen Acts as a fundraiser for OMF. Co-written by Bobbi and ME activist Rivka Solomon, the play is a collection of true stories of women’s courageous and daring deeds. Especially exciting, Bobbi’s sold out performances,...

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Fisch for a Cure: a Toronto ME/CFS Music Event

A dynamic group of passionate friends are hosting Fisch for a Cure, a fundraiser to honor of patient and Team OMF hero Ryan Fisch in Toronto, Canada on Saturday, April 1. The event is being held at the Steam Whistle Brewery and will include a live band, dj, open bar, and tons of fun. If...

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Power of 1: How a 9-Year-Old Raised ME/CFS Research Funds

Inspired by her sick mother, an adorable 9-year-old girl in the Netherlands started to fundraise for OMF. Together with her classmates in Room 5A at the Rainbow School, this Team OMF hero raised over $130. That wasn’t good enough for her so she created a new movement called “kiss ME goodbye.” #kissMEgoodbye is a social...

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A Sister’s Love Leads to Action

Artist and creative designer Kristine Claghorn shared her passion for OMF with the world this Valentine’s Day. She collaborated with Agapantha Jewelry and created a beautiful desert moon ring, inspired by her paintings, with the proceeds benefiting OMF. Kristine’s brother Matt has been a patient for over ten years. We are grateful to Team OMF...

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