1 May 2014

ME Awareness May 2014!

Quick one-stop shop post for links to the various events organised by Invest in ME or their supporters - spoilt for choice with something to suit all ages, tastes and abilities, so we hope you will join in and please let us know if there are any missing links or if you'd like a link added as we'll try to keep the post updated. 

9th Invest in ME conference events - IIMEC9 - are any of your health professionals going?  There is a discounted rate for medics referred by a local support group and a leaflet to download or print.

May 1st - 1 Day - £1 - 1st of the month is the day to donate just £1 to 1st class IiME research!

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT FOR ME on May 12th - can you help IiME have any public buildings in your country or area lit up blue for ME Awareness on May 12th?  Can you light your room or home blue?
International Event Page.

Turn your body blue for M.E - anyone can take part - post a photo of yourself or a body part in blue and donate to Julieann's JustGiving page. 

Selfie Facebook Fundraiser May 12th - based on the idea for cancer awareness and again, anyone can take part - post pictures of yourself on your social networking sites and donate to Clare's JustGiving page. 

Sewber Moments Online Fundraising Raffle - winners to be announced on May 12th

Sarah Mozer's Online Charity Fundraising Raffle - winners to be announced on 12th May. 

The Big Sleep for ME - now in its 3rd year and going global!  Including .. 

Poetry Competition - deadline for entries May 31st

T-shirt design competition - deadline for entries May 31st

The Princesses and M.E - their first year and what a team! Fancy being a princess for a day?

The Zzz...Factor for IiME Comedy Club - great entertainment in the comfort of your own home.

Walk for ME in its second year with the first walk for IiME already completed.

Walk for ME Isle of Man - wonderful team new on board for 2014 walking this coming weekend.

Mass Observation Diary on May 12th - for the general public in UK but an ideal opportunity to raise ME Awareness given the date. 

#May12BlogBomb - if you are a blogger or would like to write a guest blog for May 12th.

Light a Candle to Remember M.E. A poignant event created on behalf our lovely Rosa Amor.

A Vigil for International Awareness Day on May 12th in aid of Invest in ME Research, and Dr. Ian Lipkin's appeal (rituximab and microbiome research projects).

The above are group events that anyone may take part in. I
tems that Seren manages to crochet over 12 hours on the 8th May will be available for sale so you may wish to keep an eye on her Facebook page -Seren's 12hr Crochet Marathon for Invest in M.E. - She is hoping to reach her £1000 target for IiME.

Have we missed any?  Let us know!

Thank you for taking part or supporting the above.

To get in gear for May ME Awareness - visit our Shop for Biomedical ME Research - you can save £5 orders above £30 on the range of products in all the online Spreadshirt shops from 2nd to 8th May - ideal timing! Voucher code: MAY14 (cannot be used with other codes).  

Not forgetting Mama Chill's dizzyjam ME Awareness ranges with all proceeds to Invest in ME.

Click here for a variety of other ME Awareness materials.

Ready for May ME Awareness?  Let's do it for ME!

Thank you for your support. 

*Let's do it for ME! is a campaign to help raise awareness of the work of independent UK charity Invest in ME (Research) and funds for the biomedical research into myalgic encephalomyelitis that the charity is organising and/or funding. Invest in ME is run entirely by unpaid volunteers who either have ME or are parents and carers of ME patients. They are driving the agenda of scientific biomedical research into diagnostic tests and treatments for myalgic encephomyelitis in UK in collaboration with international researchers of world renown - 2014 will be an exciting year for progress in M.E. research - you can help*

Let's do it for ME!
Invest in ME (Research)
Invest in ME International Biomedical Research Conference (IIMEC)
IiME/UCL/UK rituximab trial