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Article: Two Weeks for $250,000 (or more) for CFS Support Groups with Chase Community Giving (Nov 8

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  1. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    A Good day for CFS Non-profits!CFS KnowledgeCenter is up from 32 all the way to 19th and are now on the first page of the leaderboard. Five of the groups moved up or stayed up... The IACFS/ME moved up 3 spaces, Wisconsin moved up 2, RMCFA stayed the same, New Jersey fell 7 and the Enterovirus Foundation fell 16 points and is just barely hanging on in the top 100 at 99.
    • CFSKnowledge Center - #19
    • AACFS (IACFS/ME) - #42
    • Wisconsin - #50
    • RMCFA - #53
    • New Jersey - #69
    • Mass CFIDS - #78
    • Enterovirus Foundation - #99
    Congratulations to the CFSKnowledgeCenter for such a strong push! The IACFS/ME put out a call to its members to vote today and the CFIDS Association put a shout out on their Facebook page. I am holding some of my votes in reserve in order to use for alliances later in the contest.
     
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  2. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    Great job Anne...

    Is there an easy way to send a message to all my Facebook Friends?

     
  3. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    One way I think is if an event is set up. If I recall correctly, one can send them a covering them note with the event invite. I think I recall somebody saying they were thinking about setting up an event.
     
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    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Couldn't restrain myself and have just voted for the Enterovirus Foundation - it's still hanging in there in 99th. It looks to me that these are the main ones in contention at the moment - and there's a big gap to anything below them. If the Enterovirus Foundation could tap into the polio vote (say), it might take off.

    If the others are out of the running, they will likely have a chance again in a year or two. And hopefully some of the charities above won't be involved then as they'll have won (and hence be ineligible).
     
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    frenchtulip Senior Member

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    MassCFIDS emailed that they have successfully submitted their profile to CCG and that it could take up to 48 hrs. for it to show up there. It is currently being reviewed.
     
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    frenchtulip Senior Member

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    The Enterovirus Foundation is back on the leaderboard--#99!
     
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  8. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    The Enterovirus Foundation was founded by somebody with ME/CFS and works with Dr. Chia. Imagine funneling 20K to Dr. Chia - that could go a long way. Go Enterovirus Foundation!
     
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  9. Dolphin

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    The 7 groups are still in the top 100. Assuming that none got in the top 5, that would be $175,000 ($25,000x7)! Well worthwhile putting in the effort to vote, and encouraging others to vote.
     
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  10. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    A mixed day for CFS, the CFSKnowledgeCenter stayed put at 19, the IACFS/ME (AACFS) moved up 2 places to 33, Wisconsin, Mass and RMCFA dropped down 2 places and Enterovirus Foundation dropped out of the top 100.

    <ul><li>CFSKnowledge Center - #19</li>
    <li>AACFS (IACFS/ME) - #33</li>
    <li>Wisconsin - #52 </li>
    <li>RMCFA - #55</li>
    <li>New Jersey - #71</li>
    <li>Mass CFIDS - #75</li>
    </ul>
     
  11. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    How to get 100K for all the groups? Dan Moricoli has a way and here it is. Send this email out to all your friends. (I'm going to do it).

     
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    eric_s Senior Member

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    Good job, Cort and Phoenix Rising. I like a lot how you promote the contest with the article, email newsletter, the windows to the right of the forum. etc. I think this is the way to go. We can win a lot here, the money, the attention and it's good if we get used to working together on something like this. Between the different organisations and communities. Also, if we win, it shows the people affected we have to power to do something. Thanks to everybody who is helping with this effort.
     
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    Massachusetts CFIDS Association has completed their profile page (it doesn't show yet because there is a delay while Chase reviews it), and Enterovirus Foundation is working hard on theirs, so the ME (ME/CFS) Fundraising groups has added them to the list of groups that are actively engaged in the contest

    American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Inc. (=IACFS/ME) http://bit.ly/s48mcK
    CFSKnowledgeCenter, Inc. http://bit.ly/lkvWpU
    Massachusetts CFIDS Association, Inc. http://bit.ly/sJXeQ9
    New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Association, Inc. http://bit.ly/tXpa46
    Rocky Mountain CFS/ME and FM Association http://bit.ly/s5fAJh
    Wisconsin Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association, Inc. http://bit.ly/mlmr0c
    Enterovirus Foundation, Inc. San Francisco, CA http://bit.ly/lzhRfi
     
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    Thanks for the updates Cort and everyone for the hard work. I love all the orgs working together!
     
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    There are currently 7 ME/CFS/CFIDS orgs in the top 100--in line to win $25,000 each, if we can keep them there, and links to their voting pages: - American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Inc. (=IACFS/ME) http://bit.ly/s48mcK - Rocky Mountain CFS/ME and FM Association http://bit.ly/s5fAJh - Cfsknowledgecenter, Inc. Wellington, FL http://bit.ly/lkvWpU - Wisconsin Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association, Inc. http://bit.ly/mlmr0c - New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Association, Inc. http://bit.ly/tXpa46 - Massachusetts CFIDS Association, Inc. http://bit.ly/sJXeQ9 - Enterovirus Foundation, Inc. San Francisco, CA http://bit.ly/lzhRfi Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fibromyalgia Org of GA is now actively involved in the contest and seeking votes. http://bit.ly/jAPq2Z
     
  16. Cort

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    Five Orgs Stay put - two others move up. - Everybody basically stayed put except for Mass CFIDS and New Jersey which zoomed up about 15 places! Congratulations Mass and New Jersey!
    • CFSKnowledge Center - #20
    • AACFS (IACFS/ME) - #34
    • Wisconsin - #53
    • RMCFA - #56
    • Mass CFIDS - #60
    • New Jersey - #64
    • Enterovirus Foundation - #100
     
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    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    Thanks Eric- if we all work together we can bring in alot of money for CFS. In the past the race got much tougher the last week. We have 8 days to go. Keep working!
     
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    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    Mass jumped up about 15 points overnight - whatever they did worked!

    Ditto with New Jersey :)
     
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    We have an 8th group that has submitted info to Chase, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fibromyalgia Org of Georgia Inc.

    American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Inc. (=IACFS/ME) http://bit.ly/s48mcK
    CFSKnowledgeCenter, Inc. http://bit.ly/lkvWpU
    Massachusetts CFIDS Association, Inc. http://bit.ly/sJXeQ9
    New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Association, Inc. http://bit.ly/tXpa46
    Rocky Mountain CFS/ME and FM Association http://bit.ly/s5fAJh
    Wisconsin Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association, Inc. http://bit.ly/mlmr0c
    Enterovirus Foundation, Inc. San Francisco, CA http://bit.ly/lzhRfi
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fibromyalgia Org of Georgia Inc. http://bit.ly/kdavB3

    Exciting times!
     
  20. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    Up and Down We go!

    With just seven days left in the contest six groups are in the top 100 but more groups are losing ground than gaining. Whatever Mass CFIDS is doing the other groups should copy - they are up 28 points in 2 days!

    CFSKnowledgeCenter dropped 2 points, the IACFS/ME shot up 3, Mass CFIDS shot up 13!, Wisconsin was down 5, New Jersey is down 8 and Rocky Mountain is down 9., Entervirus Foundation is down 5.


    <ul><li>CFSKnowledge Center - #23</li>
    <li>AACFS (IACFS/ME) - #31</li>
    <li>Mass CFIDS - #47 </li>
    <li>Wisconsin - #61</li>
    <li>Rocky Mountain- #65</li>
    <li>New Jersey CFA - #72</li>
    <li>Enterovirus Foundation - #105</li></ul>
     

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