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CNN Heroes: Nominate Annette Whittemore

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Karin, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Karin

    Karin

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  2. jace

    jace Off the fence

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    Absolutely. Have done. You can nominate even if you are not a US resident. You can help get greater recognition for the amazing achievements of Annette Whittemore and the WPI.


    On the form, you can use the office address for Annette that you will find here http://www.wpinstitute.org/about/about_contact.html

    You know it makes sense!
     
  3. Frickly

    Frickly Senior Member

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    Deadline August 1st!

    I hope everyone takes a few minutes to nominate Annette Whittemore.

    CNN is searching the globe for everyday people who are changing the world. Each of the top 10 Heroes receives $25,000. Please nominate Annette Whittemore and help the Whittemore Peterson Institute continue important research into XMRV and Neuroimmune disease.... The deadline is August 1st so please act now.
    http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cnn.heroes/index.html

    Below are some links that might help you fill out the form:

    Annette Whittemore's Bio
    http://wpinstitute.org/about/about_execboard.html

    Contact information for the WPI
    http://wpinstitute.org/about/about_contact.html

    Publication of Detection of an Infectious Retrovirus, XMRV, in Blood Cells of Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Science
    http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1179052
     
  4. frenchtulip

    frenchtulip Senior Member

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    Thank you, Frickly

    Thanks for posting the links. I should have some time today and will try to get the nomination form completed and transmitted.
     
  5. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    I really want to want to fill the form in but haven't much info on Annette and not much energy to think or look, could anyone be so kind as to PM with with some stuff. Thanks
     
  6. muffin

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    Just did for Annette Whittemore.
     
  7. bakercape

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    Can you nominate more than 1 person

    We could nominate Marly Silverman at PANDORA too. Double our odds for a deserving cause.:Retro smile:
     
  8. Frickly

    Frickly Senior Member

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    I beleive you can nominate more than one person.
     
  9. Gemini

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    Frickly,

    Done. Thanks for the links & info', it made the process easier!

    Gemini
     
  10. frenchtulip

    frenchtulip Senior Member

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    Done!

    Just submitted my nomination for Annette Whittemore.
     
  11. boomer

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    Nomination

    I submitted nomination for Annette Whittemore too.
     
  12. MargeM

    MargeM MargeM

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    Also submitted. Didn't take too much energy. I hope more people manage to do this before the deadline tomorrow.
     
  13. Tuha

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    I can do it but I have one question. I found on CNN web site this note:
    Note: This is not a vote. Please do not nominate the same person more than once.

    so it seems to me that its enough to nominate a person once because this competition its not based on voting but there will be maybe a commision which will decide who will win.
    if I am not right just write and i will also try to nominate her.
     
  14. boomer

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    Tuha,
    They ask people why they would nominate her and the different statements made by people can only help but convince them and show many people feel the same way. Statements from different people give them a more rounded picture of why that person is a good bet.
     
  15. frenchtulip

    frenchtulip Senior Member

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    I thought that just meant that the nominator should not submit the nomination form more than once for the same person. In the process of revising, I managed to leave out one of the most important things I meant to include. So I'm really glad my nomination for Annette Whittemore is not the only one.
     
  16. frenchtulip

    frenchtulip Senior Member

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    Word Count

    I don't know how strict CNN is about word count, but I would advise everyone to check their word counts before submitting. I thought my statements seemed short enough to be under the word maximums. But when I actually counted them, they were over. My nomination could have been disqualified.
     
  17. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    I just submitted one as well.

    Thanks Frickly for the links--very helpful.
     

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