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Vote Once, from Anywhere! Win £2,000 for Invest in ME

Discussion in 'Phoenix Rising Articles' started by Mark, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    VOTE VOTE VOTE. It is going to come down to a handful of votes, and those votes are worth £1000 (more than $1500) and this charity do a lot internationally and fund bio-medical research
     
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  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    It really is - we just picked up more votes since I posted! We're 3,373, they're 3,359 - 14 votes in it now.

    I'm amazed that either group is still pulling more votes out of the bag at this late stage. If we've got more support in the US and Canada than Sands, and our friends over the water will vote, we'll win!

    Fantastic that we've got nearly 4,000 votes, though - I don't know what the biggest turn-out in an ME contest has been yet but surely this is one of the biggest? And it's restricted to people with Facebook and Google accounts and only one per IP address.

    I think the ME contest bandwagon is really starting to roll! :cool:

    Wow, since I started typing we're now 3,388, they're 3,369 - whoever's joining in, keep piling on! :)
     
  3. snowathlete

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    We just emailed some groups in Canada, so I think that has given us another 20 ish votes. I dont know either but I think 4000 shows that the community has started to believe that we can win these competitions and fundraising efforts are a bit more coordinated and systemic than they used to be, so there is a lot to be optimitic about going forward.
    BUT IF YOU ARE READING THIS THEN PLEASE VOTE IF YOU HAVENT YET!
     
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  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Thanks to you and the fundraising group - you're really working away down the vote mines!
     
  5. snowathlete

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    US: 3481 v. SANDS: 3452 :) LETS KEEP IT UP!
     
  6. snowathlete

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    there's gold in them mines!
     
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  7. Purple

    Purple Bundle of purpliness

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    Anyone with Twitter accounts and lots of followers - please tweet about this contest :) Thank you!
     
  8. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Since I wrote that 45 minutes ago, we've each got about another hundred votes!

    We're now 3,493, they're 3,457 - we're 36 ahead. :eek::alien::sluggish:
     
  9. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Or even one follower! Seriously, I can see this coming down to a single vote! :eek:
     
  10. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Well, it's 11:30pm in the UK - I'm assuming half an hour until voting closes.

    We're leading with 3,578 and Sands have 3,488 - so we're leading by 90 votes! :alien::alien::alien:

    Fingers crossed we hold that lead! If you haven't voted, do it now!

    If someone could have a look at vote numbers just before midnight it'd be interesting - I'd like to know how many votes we bagged altogether - both us and Sands.

    I'm off to bed now - I'm hoping I'll wake up tomorrow morning to a win. Goodnight! :sleep:
     
  11. Mark

    Mark Acting CEO

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    Two minutes to midnight: 3,621 to 3,503.
     
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  12. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Thank you! Pending confirmation from Direct Debit, I'm calling that a win! :balloons::balloons::balloons:

    Thank you and well done to everyone who voted. I think that turnout beats our record! That's £2,000 to a charity that's very active and focused on getting biomedical research for us all. I'm sure they'll make that money work very hard for us.
     
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  13. snowathlete

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    SCORE! (Probably)

    No ME/CFS groups in the May competition which is disappointing.
     
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    Great result everyone!!! :)

    Anyone can nominate any UK charity for the June competition, which is the final monthly competition.
    Perhaps we should think about nominating ME Research UK? I've had a look, and they are eligible.
     
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  15. Battery Muncher

    Battery Muncher Senior Member

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    Well done everyone! Amazing turnout!
     
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  16. Purple

    Purple Bundle of purpliness

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    Is it not possible to nominate during the voting period? Anyone knows?
     
  17. snowathlete

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    Very good
    question. I don't know but maybe
     
  18. Bob

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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    They've been nominated for June.
     
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  20. Bob

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    Thought you all might be interested that MEandYou won 1st place, and 25000 Norwegian kroner, in a Norwegian facebook contest. MeandYou are collecting funds for the Rituximab study.
    It's all in Norwegian, but here are the results, in case interested:
    https://www.facebook.com/DanskeBankNorge?sk=app_554822584549676

    25000 kroner = UK£2767 = US$4307
     
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