This is a daily
voting contest for $20,000 which lasts from Feb. 26th until Mar. 29th, 2013.
To vote, go to the contest webpage: http://www.sharethebounty.ca/charities.php
Click on 'N' and the National ME/FM Action Network
is right near the top of the list.
Voting just started and the National ME/FM Action Network
is in second place so we really have a chance to win!
Please share the news!
Vote Now for Canada’s Main ME/FM Charity to Win $20,000!
February 26, 2013
The first thing to say about this: you don’t need Facebook!The second thing: you don’t have to be in Canada to vote!
The third thing… well, time to give you the details…
Nature’s Bounty, a long-established manufacturer of vitamins and food
supplements, is running an online voting contest for Canadian
charities. The National ME/FM Action Network has entered.
The Action Network is probably best-known internationally for
spearheading the development of the Canadian Consensus Criteria.
It’s hard to overstate the importance of rigorous diagnostic criteria
in this disease: we all owe the Action Network a debt for this
contribution to diagnosis and research. The Network also hosted the
2011 IACFS/ME Conference in Ottawa. But as well as these international
achievements, for the past twenty years the Action Network has
supported patients through advocacy, education, information, and
promoting research. It’s the main charity for the 750,000 people in
Canada with ME or FM.
So it’s well worth supporting the Action Network in the contest. The
top three winners will get $20,000, $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.
Of the remaining charities, three will be chosen at random to each win
$5,000. US dollars and Canadian dollars are worth the same: $20,000 is
about £13,000 or 15,000 Euros. That would be a considerable boost to
any national ME/FM charity.
Voting opens on Tuesday, 26 February, and continues with one vote
allowed per day until Friday, 29 March.
At the time of writing, voting instructions have not appeared but if
you go to the Nature’s Bounty contest webpage, all should become clear
on the day.
There’s a big push behind the Action Network for this contest: a team
of supporters has already been posting widely on the net to drum up
support. Let’s help them win.
Got any questions? We’ve got a thread for that! The competition looks
straightforward but the first post in this thread will be updated with
instructions and help if any problems emerge.
Have you heard about other contests? Many, many small prize contests
are announced in local papers, on the radio, and so on. If you notice
any, please message helen41 so that she and the fundraising team can
look into them. Every dollar helps!