Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Vote to Fund Neuro-Immune Disease and CFS Research

The Chase Community Giving Foundation is currently sponsoring a Vote to Fund charities, with $500,000 to the most popular!

You can vote for up to five charities using Facebook!

Please take a moment to vote for these two, today – the contest ends tomorrow, May 25, 2011 so hurry!

Neuro-Immune Disease Research

Chase Community Giving

The Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease (WPI) was created to answer a critical need for discovery and medical treatments for those with serious illnesses that impact the body and the brain.

These often debilitating and life-long diseases, including M.E., CFS, fibromyalgia, post Lyme disease, GWI and autism, have too few medical solutions. WPI continues to make significant strides through the work of our innovative research program. Translating novel research into effective patient treatments for millions around the world will begin with the opening of our 10,000 sq. ft. medical facility.

Here we can engage in revealing clinical trials and provide onsite care to those who are unable to pay. We require money for initial expenses and to establish a patient fund. WPI’s commitment to discovery has already inspired much hope worldwide. Now it is time to put hope into action by offering meaningful patient care to these underserved populations.

 

 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research

 

Chase Community Giving

In spite of its odd-sounding name, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is as disabling as cancer, multiple sclerosis and late HIV disease. As many as 17 million children and adults around the world have CFS, and we still don’t understand its causes.

To end the suffering CFS inflicts, the CFIDS Association of America is building a critical mass of rigorous research that validates the biological basis for CFS and leads to better ways to diagnose and treat it. We’re putting research first to achieve the vision of a future in which the life-altering disability, stigma and isolation of CFS no longer exist.

Your vote will help us award grants to support new research studies exploring diagnostics and treatments; expand our SolveCFS BioBank with more samples and clinical information on patients and healthy volunteers; and build a data-sharing platform to help researchers aggregate and analyze information using powerful bioinformatics tools. Based in Charlotte, NC, our work has worldwide impact.

 

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2 comments:

TKno2 said...

There's currently a vote ending in less than 2 days time (11:59am EST Nov 22).

Some details below from latest leaderboard (2 days 6 hours before end)
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As nobody was doing this (that I know of), for recent leaderboards I have been following the votes being got by the leading 9 ME/CFS groups along with how much 100th position has gone up by (101st would be slightly more interesting but one can't see that).

For the last 7 12-hour periods, 100th position has gone up by
(chronologically): +39, +44, +53, +40, +61, +75, +50. At the last leaderboard 100th was at 882 votes. That's with 2 days, 6 hours to go.

Looking at the last two jumps (i.e. +75 and +50) (it would be extra work for me to calculate too many periods) apart from the IACFS/ME, the groups have been losing ground.

It is going to be touch-and-go for lots of groups whether they get the $25,000 or not.

#30 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME/ME Chicago, IL http://bit.ly/s48mcK (+74) 1,228 (+53) 1,281

#34 CFSKNOWLEDGECENTER INC Wellington, FL http://bit.ly/lkvWpU (+50)
1,194 (+37) 1,231

#56 MASSACHUSETTS CFIDS/ME & FM ASSOCIATION Quincy, MA
http://bit.ly/sJXeQ9 (+52) 1,016 (+50) 1,066

#72 ROCKY MOUNTAIN CFS/ME AND FM ASSOCIATION Denver, CO http://bit.ly/s5fAJh (+38) 931 (+36) 967

#76 WI MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS/CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, ASSN, INC.
Sun Prairie, WI http://bit.ly/mlmr0c (+42) 906 (+39) 945

#90 ENTEROVIRUS FOUNDATION INC San Francisco, CA http://bit.ly/lzhRfi
(+47) 862 (+36) 896

#93 NJCFSA Florham Park, NJ http://bit.ly/tXpa46 (+54) 850 (+43) 893

#158 CFOG, INC Kennesaw, GA http://bit.ly/kdavB3 (+47) 481 (+31) 512

#180 CONNECTICUT-CHRONIC FATIGUE AND IMMUNE DYSFNCTN SYNDROME ASSOC INC Milford, CT http://bit.ly/uqIqF7 (+20) 368 (+23) 391

In previous CCG contests, there has been a charge towards the end of the contest from other groups. As is clear, the ME/CFS are generally just hanging in there - not keeping up with how much 100th is jumping up by but perhaps able to hold on if things go right. 4 groups are within 85 votes of 100th position.

A few votes could make all the difference ...

hello said...

WPI’s commitment to discovery has already inspired much hope worldwide. Now it is time to put hope into action by offering meaningful patient care to these underserved populations.

Yes but according to me it creat much of now. And every body want to know more and more about this.

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