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New Moms on a Mission contest--NIDA in the running--Voting Dec. 5th-15th

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by frenchtulip, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. frenchtulip

    frenchtulip Senior Member

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    New Moms on a Mission contest--$5,000 prize--Will help Dr. Peterson's ME/CFS research

    There is a new contest, Moms on a Mission, sponsored by Blue Shield of California. The newly formed Neuro-Immune Disease Alliance (NIDA) is in the running. NIDA funds a research initiative at Simmaron Research (Dr. Daniel Peterson's research on cytokines at Bond University). The nonprofit was formed by Don and Linda Tannenbaum, whose daughter has ME/CFS. They want to help her and the 17 million worldwide who have this illness. For more information, NIDA's website is at: www.nidalliance.org. The Moms on a Mission contest is on Facebook at: https://apps.facebook.com/momsonamission/contests/167049/voteable_entries/38250500 The cash prize is $5,000, which is to be matched, making it $10,000. Please vote in Moms on a Mission contest to help ME/CFS research, and post it on your Facebook wall. You can vote from anywhere around the world, and it appears it is just a one-time vote. Voting period is Dec 5-15. There are only 17 orgs in the contest! We could have a real shot of winning this one! Thanks for your help!
     
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    eric_s Senior Member

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    Thanks for mentioning this one. 5000$ is not a bad prize, if you think that it's just a one time vote and more importantly there seem to be only 17 charities in the running... Or did i get that wrong? I think it's correct, only 17... So it should be possible to win.
     
  3. frenchtulip

    frenchtulip Senior Member

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    Yes, Eric. As far as I know, there are only 17 in the running. NIDA and another one were added today. I think we could have a real shot at this one. Everyone reading this, please help spread the word. This contest could help ME/CFS patients around the world. Thanks.
     
  4. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Voted!

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  5. eric_s

    eric_s Senior Member

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    Is there a leaderboard? At the time i voted, i could not find anything...
     
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    eric_s Senior Member

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    Hi everybody

    We have checked with NIDA and can now exactly tell you what the 5000$ would be used for:

    They would go to Dr. Peterson's cytokine studies at Bond University in Australia, through Simmaron Research.

    The entire 5000$ would go to this project plus they would be matched!!

    So please vote, these look like fairly easy 10'000$ for a very good project.

    There's more information about NIDA, Simmaron and the Bond University studies here: http://www.nidalliance.org/ways-to-help.html
     
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    Voted!

    Quick thought - I don't know how many people have voted, but there hasn't been much of a response (in this thread). Maybe you could put the cash prize in the thread title? e.g Win $10000 for ME research!
     
  8. eric_s

    eric_s Senior Member

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    That's a good idea, thanks. I will forward it to Frenchtulip.
     

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