Hi everybody In this thread we will list the winnings of the ME/CFS community in online contests. You might be surprised, but at least as long as governments and the public have not yet started to give more, this is one of the best sources for much needed funding for our organisations. It's money that's available rapidly and without us having to pay out of our own pocket. Prizes in some of these contests are in the 6-digits range or higher (US Dollars!) and we have already had some nice successes. Given the size of our community, some millions of people affected by ME/CFS worldwide, there is a huge potential there for us. We have also started a Facebook group here http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/groups/115200951912652/, where people who are interested in helping to raise money in this way can sign up, so they can be informed about upcoming and current contests. Visit this thread here on Phoenix Rising for further information about the Facebook group or for discussing it. We explain the group in post number 1 of the thread. At this moment, the community has already raised over 200'000 US Dollars this way, in a period of only a bit more than one year!