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Power to the patients! Vote Dec 3-12 for a new Biobank for the Vancouver Clinic

Discussion in 'Phoenix Rising Articles' started by Phoenix Rising Team, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. GcMAF Australia

    GcMAF Australia Senior Member

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    Well i tried to vote and it was the day before here due to the international date line
     
  2. Ember

    Ember Senior Member

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    We fell short on the first day. By asking others for help (and we need it), we encourage them to watch Dr. Bested's video. The consciousness-raising itself brings a benefit.
     
  3. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois Prairie ❀❤✿Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ✿❤❀

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    Oh no! I just found this on the Aviva Community Fund website.
    It looks to me like only Canadians can vote in this Semi-Finals.
     
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  4. GcMAF Australia

    GcMAF Australia Senior Member

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    well i voted from australia
    hmm
     
  5. *GG*

    *GG* Senior Member

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    1070 votes.

    GG
     
  6. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    Everyone can vote from all around the world. i have personally asked.

    please vote from all around the planet. We need everyone!

    I will spend more time oer here becaue I have been kicked out from FB for "spamming". It's so unfair, I am promoting the contest!

    Please share with your networks. ontinue to vote, do not give up until it's over. Last round some teams lost a lot of votes for illegal voting. We don't know when and if other teams will gove up. What I know is we have strength that other teams don't, the fact that we have international votes.

    I have emailed all of the members of the legislature today. - I hope it helps.

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  7. justinreilly

    justinreilly Senior Member

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    I assume they will throw out all votes coming from IP addresses outside Canada.

    Kati, do you know anything about this?
     
  8. justinreilly

    justinreilly Senior Member

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    Thanks, Kati, we cross posted. Maybe you can edit the article to add this info and to also add that we get $5K minimum for being in top 10 and getting to finals.
     
  9. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I voted from the UK and it registered my vote so there's certainly no auto-block. Kati says she's asked them and they've said anyone in the world can vote, so let's keep voting!
     
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  10. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    We are currently 11th. In the competition. Keep on voting! :)


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  11. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Just noticed your avatar, Kati - clever!
     
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  12. Nielk

    Nielk

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  13. Anne

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    We're currently in #15, but top 10 is within reach, and as Kati says, it ain't over 'til it's over (some projects can get disqualified for various reasons, so it may not be over even if we finish, say, 11th). But let's get friends and family going so that we move up into top 10!

    Kati, so unfair with FB, how long will they keep you off? Can you create another account?

    Posting my version of the voting instructions here, my friends seem to need detailed instructions, otherwise they get stuck and give up:

    Here are instructions on how to vote. It's easy to do it via Facebook, but one can also vote via the Aviva website, so please spread the word to everyone you know - they don't need to have Facebook accounts!

    1) Open this link (or google “ACF13624”):
    http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf13624

    On the first day: Register on the Aviva website (this step you only do once). You can register and vote via your Facebook account, OR via your e-mail this way: Click on “Register” at the top right of the screen. Fill in your e-mail address, choose a password, click “Register”. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to complete your registration (if it doesn’t appear, check your Spam folder or wait a while, it may take some time).

    3) Navigate to the Complex Chronic Diseases Clinic entry by opening this link:
    http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf13624
    (or google: ACF13624)

    4) Click on “Sign in” at the top right of the screen. After signing in, you should be on the Complex Chronic Diseases Clinic page on the Aviva website (if not, use the link above). Find the blue “Vote now” button and click Vote. There will be a message confirming your vote and the button will turn grey.

    5) Vote again tomorrow! Then go directly to
    http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf13624

    Sign in and click “Vote”. Please vote every day for 10 days. The last day is Dec 12th. If our project is in the top 10 at that point, it will receive at least $5,000 and could win $150,000 in the judged finals. That’s a lot of much needed money for biomedical ME/CFS research!

    Last time only around 30 votes differed between #11 and #10, so every vote matters.
     
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  14. frenchtulip

    frenchtulip Senior Member

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    We're gaining! Thanks to everyone who has been voting! The project is now only 172 votes away from 10th place (winning position to get into the finals)!
     
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  15. Hope123

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    Keep it up everyone. Voting from the US here and it registered my vote.

    When I voted last night, we were at "850" now it's up to "1735" so we gained a TON of votes overnight! And we won an "e-badge" for being one of the top 5 charities in the whole contest making the greatest gain in a day! Total # supporters
    is 2,788.
     
  16. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois Prairie ❀❤✿Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ✿❤❀

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    I have been sitting here reading other threads and waiting for my slow dial-up connection to load the Aviva contest page. It was ticking toward midnight so I was scrolling up and down looking for the sign-in button when I realized my 'dashboard' was showing. I looked at the very top and saw that I was signed-in. It must have signed me in automatically, unless I didn't sign out yesterday and they didn't automatically sign me out. I'll see what happens tomorrow.

    ETA: 2101 votes, 2027 supporters. Why are there fewer votes than supporters? o_O We need to get a loyalty badge!
     
  17. Purple

    Purple Bundle of purpliness

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    Day 3 voting just started, on about 2100 votes and with our project in the 14th place (where it has been for the last few hours). Please vote - it's just clicking the mouse!


    You stay signed in, unless you sign out. So you can stay signed in for the duration of the voting period, to save a little time each day.
     
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  18. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Come on folks we're only 2oth we can do better than that...............
     
  19. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Did this morning's vote - can see the number of supporters is going up all the time!
     
  20. Aileen

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    We are still stuck around 15th position. We need to be in the top 10 to make the finals and are guaranteed at least $5,000 if we do.
    People have been complaining bitterly about the lack of biomedical research, about all the psychobabble spread by certain parties and the harm that has and still is causing. Here is your chance to get some biomedical research off the ground in Canada - where there has been almost nothing!

    An experienced ME/FM/MCS doctor is heading this. Dr. Bested is a hematologist (blood specialist) and very knowledgeable about natural therapies too - best of both worlds. She needs special equipment to properly process, track and store patient samples for research. Without this equipment, research cannot begin. We want it to start as soon as the clinic opens!

    You can keep on complaining, which will accomplish nothing. Or, you can take 2 minutes of your time for the next 8 days and cast a vote. It costs you nothing but we will all reap rewards from research.

    Anyone anywhere in the world can vote. If you don't vote, don't complain that there is no research!!
    http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf13624

    If you need detailed step-by-step voting instructions, see this post:
    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/aviva-contest-semi-finals-for-150-000.20742/page-2 (post #30)
     

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