(Permission to re-post this announcement in its entirety) Calling all ME patients! Have you heard the great news (see Nielk's thread here http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...-to-open-medicine-institute-for-study.23066)? The Open Medicine Foundation just received a massive grant from the Edward P. Evans Foundation to study genetics in ME and CFS. This is a fully-funded, fast-tracked project that is scheduled to be completed in 9-12 months. This is a strategically important funding event for three reasons: 1) New Funders: Each NEW philanthropy foundation that steps into the ME and CFS arena brings the possibility that they will tell their friends, and their friends will tell their friends. We desperately need more, bigger, and NEW funders for our diseases, so that we can get answers ASAP! 2) Connections: With the involvement of the enormously well-connected Dr Ron Davis, a founder of the Human Genome Project, we have the potential to link with other big-time Silicon Valley philanthropists. 3) Deserving, Credible Recipients: By funding an OMI-Merit initiative, we are seeing money channeled to some of the finest minds in ME research; and people who can cross-pollinate this research. Please sign this Thank-You card! Please join us in showing our appreciation, to the Edward P. Evans Foundation, so they really feel that their philanthropy makes a difference, and so that our cause remains uppermost in their minds. (we have cleared this with Linda Tannenbaum, Executive Director of the Open Medicine Foundation ). You can sign the card by clicking on the link here: http://groupcard.com/c/8W9nORILuaR/ol . If you want to include your country, just add a comma after your name, and then your country. You have until NEXT Friday, May 17 @ 11am before the card gets sent. Thank you!