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The Five-Dollar Challenge — send 100 messages of support to Dr Lipkin & his microbiome team by 9 Nov

Discussion in 'Fundraising' started by Sasha, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    rosie26 Senior Member

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    Donated, and I forgot to leave a message. So, I will go and donate again before the 9th Nov and leave a message next time.
    Thanks for the great job you are doing for us all - crowdfunding team - you rock.
     
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  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I just gave my $5 and left a message, but being a bit brainfogged this morning, forgot to copy it so I could paste it here. Argh! :bang-head:

    Anyway! Let's shower them with $5s - let's show them that our community appreciates them! :balloons:
     
  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    BTW, I've just been informed that I shouldn't be quoting people's names from FB because some of them are from private message groups. I don't really get all that stuff so I'll just use initials instead to indicate donors.
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Tuha Senior Member

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  8. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Yes, no need to wait to save up for a big donation - just drop five bucks on this (that's £3!) so that Dr Lipkin and his team get lots of messages of support. This is about numbers of people, not money!
     
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    Tuha Senior Member

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    yes sasha, you are right - i just put 2 aims into 1
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Its always a struggle for me to negotiate Facebook pages but I did it despite feeling sick and dizzy. Who says we aren't toughies...I've given myself a little gold paper star to stick on my dressing gown for this.
     
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    aimossy Senior Member

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    I have donated 5$
    We need to keep these researchers motivated to stick with us. It would be easy for great researchers to walk away if they have no funding to do the work that's needed. It's good to show we value them being in our field - it's a tough field to try to get anything funded in! Their work has the possibility of making serious waves for us.
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    What a lovely message! :angel:
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    No need to go to FB to either donate or post a message, BTW - you can post your message here and it will (eventually!) be copied across to FB and vice versa. Sorry if I've confused you by not explaining why I'm copying these messages across!

    The donation link is in my signature. :)
     
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  15. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Bump! :)

    Be among the first to join the $5 Challenge on Day 1! :angel::angel::angel:
     
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    shahida Senior Member

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    Also, what about sending a message to your local (or even not so immediately) local Me support group to let people know about this and lipkin's study-many of us are part of such a network. If your local group/s do a newsletter why not get the message out there via this.
     
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  17. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Brilliant idea! :thumbsup:
     
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    shahida Senior Member

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    Just to add i did that with my own me group which at the least will hopefully raise awareness. In do believe there's a need for us to be a sort of conduit between PR / other forums and our local networks as i've found the vast majority just dont use the forums and dont really know what's going on.
     
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    Simon

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    Sorry, missed this thread for some reason.

    I donated and it didn't hurt.

    At his talk for patients on 3rd September Ian Lipkin said how he thought the action was moving in his field from the simple link between microbes and acute infection to the likely complex role of microbes, and the immune response to microbes in chronic illnesses like ME/CFS. I think it's great we have forward thinkers like Lipkin on the case and I'm pleased to do whatever I can to encourage him and his team.
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Day 2 of the challenge - let's get those $5 messages of support flowing in!

    Let's hit that target of 100 by 9 Nov! :angel::angel::angel:
     
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