Vote on Facebook and help the WPI win $500,000 for research into ME/CFS

The Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI)  receives a $25,000 grant from Chase Community Giving campaign. It finishes in top five in round one.

This means that the WPI has advanced to round two in the Chase Community Giving campaign for an opportunity to receive a donation of $500,000 to support its research and medical programs.

This charitable campaign lets Facebook fans of Chase Community Giving vote to help determine which nonprofit organization will receive the top donation of $500,000. All charities that have progressed to round two have the chance to submit an original “big idea” that demonstrates how they would use the donation to further their mission.

The charity receiving the most votes will get the donation. It’s as simple as that.

Please vote to help ensure that WPI gets the money it needs for ME/CFS research. You have until May 25 to cast your vote.

Here’s how you can vote :

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One Response to Vote on Facebook and help the WPI win $500,000 for research into ME/CFS

  1. Tom says:

    There’s currently a vote ending in less than 2 days time (11:59am EST Nov 22).

    Some details below from latest leaderboard (2 days 6 hours before end)
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    As nobody was doing this (that I know of), for recent leaderboards I have been following the votes being got by the leading 9 ME/CFS groups along with how much 100th position has gone up by (101st would be slightly more interesting but one can’t see that).

    For the last 7 12-hour periods, 100th position has gone up by
    (chronologically): +39, +44, +53, +40, +61, +75, +50. At the last leaderboard 100th was at 882 votes. That’s with 2 days, 6 hours to go.

    Looking at the last two jumps (i.e. +75 and +50) (it would be extra work for me to calculate too many periods) apart from the IACFS/ME, the groups have been losing ground.

    It is going to be touch-and-go for lots of groups whether they get the $25,000 or not.

    #30 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME/ME Chicago, IL http://bit.ly/s48mcK (+74) 1,228 (+53) 1,281

    #34 CFSKNOWLEDGECENTER INC Wellington, FL http://bit.ly/lkvWpU (+50)
    1,194 (+37) 1,231

    #56 MASSACHUSETTS CFIDS/ME & FM ASSOCIATION Quincy, MA
    http://bit.ly/sJXeQ9 (+52) 1,016 (+50) 1,066

    #72 ROCKY MOUNTAIN CFS/ME AND FM ASSOCIATION Denver, CO http://bit.ly/s5fAJh (+38) 931 (+36) 967

    #76 WI MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS/CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, ASSN, INC.
    Sun Prairie, WI http://bit.ly/mlmr0c (+42) 906 (+39) 945

    #90 ENTEROVIRUS FOUNDATION INC San Francisco, CA http://bit.ly/lzhRfi
    (+47) 862 (+36) 896

    #93 NJCFSA Florham Park, NJ http://bit.ly/tXpa46 (+54) 850 (+43) 893

    #158 CFOG, INC Kennesaw, GA http://bit.ly/kdavB3 (+47) 481 (+31) 512

    #180 CONNECTICUT-CHRONIC FATIGUE AND IMMUNE DYSFNCTN SYNDROME ASSOC INC Milford, CT http://bit.ly/uqIqF7 (+20) 368 (+23) 391

    In previous CCG contests, there has been a charge towards the end of the contest from other groups. As is clear, the ME/CFS are generally just hanging in there – not keeping up with how much 100th is jumping up by but perhaps able to hold on if things go right. 4 groups are within 85 votes of 100th position.

    A few votes could make all the difference …

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