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New OMF Fundraiser, With A Funny Picture!

Discussion in 'Fundraising' started by Never Give Up, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Never Give Up

    Never Give Up Collecting improvements, until there's a cure.

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    Join "Captain Underpants" (aka Dr. Ron Davis, OMF Scientific Advisory Board Director) !

    Be Our Superhero! Wear Your Undies On The Outside for ME/CFS

    We’re reaching out now to announce the launch of an exciting campaign to raise money for ME/CFS research that was put together for the OMF End ME/CFS Project by a lot of hard work by some awesome new friends in the UK and Australia!

    As you know, ME/CFS is an “invisible illness,” but starting today, we’re wearing our support on the outside – with our undies!

    The Undies Challenge aims to be a fun and engaging campaign that encourages conversation around the common misconceptions about the condition as well as raising much-needed funds. The nature of the challenge is also sensitive to those who are bed-bound or physically limited, allowing everyone to convey their energy and passion for life, though ME/CFS often means they can't.
    All funds will be going to the OMF End ME/CFS Project.


    Our initial goal is to raise $10,000 by International ME/CFS & FM Awareness Day on May 12. After that, the sky's the limit!
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    And we need your help. We’d love if you’d be our superhero (superheroes wear their undies on the outside, and you need to be a superhero to live with this disease)!

    What do you do now?
    • Share the message! Feel free to forward this email to let your networks in on the campaign.
    • Do the challenge! Simply wear your Undies On The Outside, or get as creative as you want! Share the photos with your social media networks (instructions below), and take a look at an example attached for inspiration.
    • Follow us on Facebook.com/UOTOchallenge and twitter.com/UOTOchallenge to see everyone’s photos, as well as for updates on the campaign.
    HOW DO I DO THE CHALLENGE? (post your photo on social media, then copy & paste these instructions)
    I’m a Superhero and wearing my undies on the outside to end ME/CFS! I nominate X, Y and Z to do the #UndiesChallenge
    1. Take a photo or video wearing your undies on the outside
    2. Donate $10 to the Open Medicine Foundation's END ME/CFS Project at bit.ly/UOTO1
    3. Share the photo / video on social media using the hashtag #UndiesChallenge
    4. Tag 3 other people. They have 24 hours!
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    If you have any questions or want any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
    Best,
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    Linda Tannenbaum
    CEO, Open Medicine Foundation
    www.openmedicinefoundation.org
    www.undiesontheoutside.org

    Would you like to forward this email to a friend? Click here.

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  2. Roy S

    Roy S former DC ME/CFS lobbyist

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    Comedy isn't pretty.
    Steve Martin

    You can take the man out of central Illinois, but you can't take central Illinois out of the man. :)

    I hope this raises a bunch of money.
     
  3. sarah darwins

    sarah darwins I told you I was ill

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  4. anciendaze

    anciendaze Senior Member

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    Somehow I have trouble imagining the NIH team participating. They tend more toward Powerpoint presentations capable of inducing catatonia.

    Added: anyone know the LD50 for Powerpoint?
     
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  5. Bob

    Bob

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    lol, there's no doubt that Ron Davis is a superhero, with or without wearing his underpants on the outside! Great fun!
     
  6. *GG*

    *GG* Senior Member

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    Me as well! Does the pic suggest he is a tighty whitey kind of guy? LOL

    GG
     
  7. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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  8. rosie26

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    I saw this in my email this morning and couldn't stop laughing. Imagining myself hopping on a bus and walking down the street in my community with a red cape and undies over top.:lol: Thanks Ron Davis. :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Valentijn

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    I love the look in his eyes. It's not easy to look like a bad-ass with your underwear over your pants, but he's pulling it off splendidly :lol:
     
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  10. Tom Kindlon

    Tom Kindlon Senior Member

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    I did it today after being nominated by @Simon.
    If anyone wants to do it who doesn't have a Twitter and/or Facebook account (or doesn't want to post it), I can do it. Or you could just post it here or to a private ME/CFS Facebook group.
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  11. Old Bones

    Old Bones Senior Member

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    @Tom Kindlon Great photo! It inspired "Old Bones" to get outside of her "comfort zone". She's usually rather shy, and uses neither Facebook nor Twitter. Feel free to post, as you see fit.

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  12. Tom Kindlon

    Tom Kindlon Senior Member

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    Great.
    I posted it: and https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?....274636879297512.61710.100002536068526&type=3
     
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  13. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    Doesn't everybody wear their underpants on the outside anyway? Or is that just me?
     
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  14. Simon

    Simon

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    Great work, Tom

    Meanwhile, I blame Ollie


     
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  15. simeyss

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    Great work, everyone!

    Don't wait to be nominated!
    Wear your undies on the outside, donate to Open Medicine Foundation's End ME/CFS Project: bit.ly/UOTO1, share your pic to social media and tag 3 people!

    We've raised more than $US11,000 in just over 2 weeks! The sky's the limit! Be a Superhero for ME/CFS!

    Following the campaign on social media for campaign updates and more great challenge pics:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UOTOchallenge
    Twitter: @uotochallenge

    Or visit our website for more information: www.undiesontheoutside.org

     
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  16. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Wow, this guy:

     
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