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Get Inspired – TEAM OMF Events

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Thank you to all of our TEAM OMF FUNdraisers.

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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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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