Hi, I would like to ask you your opinion about a project which I keep in my head already for a longer time. If you like just join the discussion. I am often thinking how to get more money for ME research. We have more possibilities (patients/ families/ friends donations, governemental money, foundations money). Like this we are now able to get maybe $10M a year for ME research which is not enough to move us further. We would probably need tens of millions of dollars but how to get it? I think one way could be to win general public attention (till now our disease has a very small public attention. So I was thinking about a project how to change it and maybe here is a way. There are many big platforms/ groups/ sites which could be maybe interested in supporting medical research. I did a small search on internet and I found for example these groups (I am sure there will be much more similar groups who could support medical research): - Avaaz – The world in Action (45 mil. members) – this group is supporting a lot of petitions, they often collect money for a cause and so on https://secure.avaaz.org/en/ - I fucking love science (25 mil. members) – they write about science https://www.facebook.com/IFeakingLoveScience/?fref=ts http://www.iflscience.com/ - Other groups (I just would need to search more or to get some tips from you ) We could offer to these platforms/ groups a simple project which could not serve only to ME research but also to other neglected diseases. The project name could be something like „Change a course of a nasty neglected disease just with 1 USD“. So a platform would support for example once a month a disease – they would simply make a call between their members/followers to donate 1 or more USD to support research of a disease. The next month they would support another disease. The project (presentation of a disease, description of the situation, promising research areas,...) would be prepared by a disease community.If we will get money like this then each disease can have something like a conference with research teams, scientist, patients,... where we could form a cooperation and made decision how to use the money the most effective way possible. Ok, this is just an idea, there can be a lot of modifications of this potential project. If you like just write me your input what you think about – I will be happy even about a negativ one. If you know another pltform/ group which could promote such a project just write it also here. Do you think it could work?