Driving research of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS),
Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia and Long Covid

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 walking across England on the 192 mile Wainwright Coast to Coast Trail and are dedicating their walk to their daughter, Becky who has had Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) for over 6 years. They hope to raise funding for research for this complex and debilitating chronic disease.

ME / CFS is an “invisible” disease that has serious impact on one’s quality of life. ME / CFS symptoms, which are made worse by standing upright, include: extreme exhaustion, non-restorative sleep, brain fog, post exertional malaise, joint pain, abdominal issues and more.
For the last 1 ½ years she has been in a patient at the Stanford ME / CFS Initiative. This Initiative collaborates with the Open Medicine Foundation which has brought in top experts from a variety of fields for a new research project to understand and find a cure for this terrible disease.

If people want to donate, they should go to https://www.omf.ngo, click donate and for the tribute use “in honor of” Rebecca Divita.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia Leading Research. Delivering Hope.Open Medicine Foundation®

What are the advantages of giving from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)?

  • Your gifts to your donor advised fund entitle you to an immediate income tax deduction at the time of contribution.
  • You avoid capital gains tax on appreciated assets you place in your donor advised fund.
  • Your fund’s investment gains accumulate tax free.
  • Funds are distributed to Open Medicine Foundation in your name and immediately put to use to support our worldwide research efforts.

How do I make a donation through my DAF?

Just click on the DAF widget below. It is simple and convenient to find your fund among the over 900 funds in our system.

Still can’t find your fund? 

  • Request a grant distribution through your Donor Advised Fund sponsor
  • Be sure to use OMF’s EIN #26-4712664
  • You can also designate OMF as a beneficiary for your Donor Advised Fund
  • Questions? Give us a call at 650-242-8669