Last year I introduced the inaugural “Chair’s Christmas Challenge” to raise funds for ME/CFS Australia Ltd.
Support for ME/CFS Australia ensures that your voice is not only heard, but action occurs.
ME/CFS Australia has been active providing funding to grassroots, patient focused commitments, including:
* $40,000 grant to Emerge towards the recently released and future Think GP education modules;
* $15,500 grant to Bridges and Pathways for Peer Leader Training;
* $1,500 grant for the ME/CFS and Lyme Association of Western Australia for the May12th.org.au website for the May 12 International Awareness Day for ME/CFS;
Since 1999 the peak body has been here for patients and those who care for them. ME/CFS Australia is comprised of state organisations, plus Bridges and Pathways. We act in the interests of up to 250,000 Australians impacted by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a complex neuroimmunological condition.
ME/CFS Australia and its member organisations continue to advocate for the interests of all Australians, including representation on NHMRC committees and panels, applying for the Targeted Call for Research, and writing submissions on federal health, welfare and disability issues.
The Chair’s Challenge is for those who journey with ME/CFS to reach out to their families, friends, team mates, work colleagues and all those others that know of, or support someone with ME/CFS.
I challenge you to raise their awareness of the condition and encourage them to donate to ME/CFS Australia so that we can continue to support you, the patients. All donations are tax deductible.
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