Stoptober is a Department of Health campaign that challenges smokers to give up cigarettes for 28 days during the month of October. But why stop there? Will you or your friends or family members give up something in October and donate the money to Invest in ME?
This is the idea behind Stoptober Stop for ME! An event created by Ali Head.
October has become the month of abstinence, so how about inviting your family and friends to give up something they love and will miss for a month and donating what they would have spent to Invest in ME?
The sentiment behind this is people with ME have to go without so many things they love; drinking, fags, going out, eating what you like, shopping, cinema, clubbing even holidays, their choices are so limited by this illness so during the month of October why not give up something you love and raise money for biomedical research into myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) at the same time?
What to do?
Mark yourself as attending, and invite your family and friends to join in to support you.
Choose what you're giving up.
Tell us what you're giving up, how much of it you usually have, and what it costs!
At the end of Stoptober you can donate what you've saved to;
Or you can text as you go along by texting "POTS66" and the amount you wish to donate.
We say "thank you very much for supporting the local charity Invest in ME who are the worlds leading voluntary organisation for research and support of people with M.E"
Stoptober for ME event on Facebook
Let's do it for ME!
In support of the proposal by Invest in ME (Research) Charity to establish (now develop) a UK centre of excellence for biomedical research and treatment of myalgic encephalomyelitis. http://www.investinme.org/