The National ME/FM Action Network – that’s Action Network – is on the cusp of winning $5,000 (and getting a chance to win $100,000) in the Aviva Community Fund Contest – or going home (sigh).
Why should you support the National ME/FM Action Network? Because they act – and they act effectively.
Without the National ME/FM Action Network there’s probably no Canadian Consensus or International Consensus Definitions. That’s right – they spearheaded the movement to create these ground-breaking efforts to present the real face of ME/CFS.
They also hosted the Ottawa IACFS/ME conference, and have produced numerous resource guides including the Canada Pension Plan Disability Guide, TEACH-ME Sourcebook for Teachers and Parents, and the Legal Disability Manual.
Check out the latest news on their website and you’ll see they’re regularly pushing government agencies for better support. They’ve even gone to court for people with ME/CFS.
I like this group. They’re not just lobbing hand grenades; they’re doing the difficult work to produce change.
Now they’re teetering on the cusp of making the finals and bringing in some money – or going home. This contest is open for just four more days. All it requires is a quick registration and a click, and anyone anywhere can vote.
Then spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and email.
I can do that for five days 🙂 and I think you can too!
Getting the ME/FM Action Network to the Finals
Go here to register using your email address or Facebook account. Then go here – https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf19712 – to cast your vote for the National ME/FM Action Network.
Get a daily reminder by sending your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can receive a Facebook notification by joining our event at https://www.facebook.com/
Help out further by telling the judges how important research is to us by adding a comment to the contest entry. Just scroll down the entry to below the Broker information to the comments section. You can also help by sharing the contest details with your friends and family and ask them to vote too. If you know any groups, please ask them to rally their members to vote too.
Link doesn’t seem to be working for casting a vote. (I’ve registered–that worked fine.) However, if I click on the FB link in this article, I can go to their page, click on the appropriate link and vote on the site.
I had so many problems with these darn links -it seemed right before and it worked for me before and then it didn’t work. I recopied it – using the same link – and ow it seems to be working…
Thanks for figuring out how to do that. 🙂
Link works fine for me at the moment.
I just tried the voting link https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf19712 a couple of times and it worked.
Thanks, Cort, for doing this great write-up!
I’m in a lot of pain so don’t spend a lot of time trying to figure things out. Usually, you take the link and there’s something that says VOTE HERE or something like that. I did not see any thing. So I give up. How many others are giving up.
Sorry to hear that. I think I figured out the problem with the link – it had an extra space in it. Seems to be working now – here’s the link again – https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf19712 . Once you’re registered all you have to do is click on it.
Hi Nancy, if you are on the idea page for the ME/FM Action Network, there should be a blue box with a checkmark that says “Vote Now”. It is not quite at the top of the page (I have to scroll down a tad, on my screen, to find it).
If you or anyone has trouble voting, please mention it in the event page and we will try to help you sort it out.
Thanks for all your support and patience to vote daily for our cause. It means so much to us.
ME/FM Action Network is up to 19 from 20 day before. Let’s get them up to 15!
YAY! TY for all the help. We have moved up since you posted, and, altho we briefly were at 15th, we are back at 16th again. We need top 20.
We are a mere 200 votes ahead of 20th place, so every vote is essential at this point.
Thanks for this blog, Cort! Links are working fine, and the ME/FM project is up to 16 now!
Keep voting folks!
woo hoo! I’m going to vote now!
Thanks Cort for helping to promoting the contest. We’re in 16th place now which is fabulous but we need to keep the votes coming daily to secure the position. We need as many votes as possible. Also # if votes enters into the final judging so the more the better.
Two more days to go and we’re still in 16th place..
Still in 16th place – hanging in there – please vote – I just did.
Just minutes left to vote! We are currently in 16th place, but have only a 15-vote lead over 17th! They are moving up fast! Voting ends at 4 pm EST! Please vote. Thanks for your continued support! https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf19712
They made it! They are officially finalists, so $5,000 is guaranteed and they could win up to $100,000. We’ll know on Jan 27 (a jury judges the final).
THANKS CORT for posting and getting many more people voting!