Article: Now it's up to us! $250 000 dollar for research into our illness?


I guess this message just received from WPI clears things up.

"We don't qualify for the program based on our annual budget. We will post an update on Facebook letting people know.

Thanks for your support."
Here is the announcement on Facebook from the Whittemore Peterson Institute.

We are disappointed to announce that due to financial eligibility requirements the WPI is unable to participate as a recipient in this year’s Chase Community Giving contest. Due to the ongoing expenses related to the work of the WPI clinical research institute, we are still in need of your donations and support and hope that you will visit to donate directly in support of these vital activities.
I thought it would be a good idea to make a list of all the CFS charities and how they are doing. There's so many it's hard to keep track.

1. Patient Alliance (Pandora) 406 votes
2. New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association- 94 votes
3. American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -55 votes
4. National CFIDS Foundation- 52 votes
5. National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Association -27 votes
6. Blackhills Chronic Fatigue CFS and Fibromyalgia FMS Support Group- 24 votes
7. Massachusetts CFIDS Associtaion- 22 votes
8. CFS Knowledge Center Inc. - 20 votes
CFIDS Emergency Relief- 20 votes
9. Central Virginia Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Assn -17 votes
10. Manasotta CFS/ CFIDS Support Group- 15
Wisconsin Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association- 15 votes
11. Connecticut Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome- 13 votes
12. Tacoma Gig Harbor CFIDS and Fibromyalgia Support -11 votes
13. CFS/ FMS Support Group of San Antonio -10 votes
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia org of Georgia- 10 votes
14. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Crisis Center- 8 votes
Greater Tallahassee Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome- 8 votes
15. CFIDS and Fibromyalgia Self Help Program- 5 votes
16. American Blue Ribbon Awareness for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis -4 votes
This orderly listing is very helpful beesknees. Good for you!

They looked to be safe for a top 200 position ($25,000) but now the 200th position keeps jumping by a quite lot each day (more votes than PANDORA is getting). We might need 1000 to be safe*. It's at 762 votes at the moment with 200th position being 550.

Remember: you have 20 votes to play with.

Please tell others.

* I previously thought 500 would be what was required so I could be off!
I'm a bit worried. :confused:
What if some of us are not paying attention and are voting for HP Alliance instead? I'm pretty sure this mistake is common...