Up to 2.5 million people in the United States suffer from ME/CFS, yet our federal government only spends $5 per patient on research. This is an outrage. But, together we can change things.
It’s time to make our voices heard on Capitol Hill and demand that ME/CFS get its fair share of federal funding for research.
Last year, SMCI successfully stormed Capitol Hill with an army of advocates to fight for increased federal funding. We need your financial help to build on that momentum and make this year’s event bigger, better and bolder. On Tuesday, May 15th, Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI), side-by-side with people like you, will head back to Washington DC for ME/CFS Advocacy Day.
If you can't join us on Capitol Hill on May 15, consider a donation to:
· enable advocates to meet with their congressional representatives and get our voices heard
· provide much-needed advocacy training and resources for volunteers who help keep this fight alive
· host a "base camp" on Capitol Hill for patients to rest during the day and receive refreshments.
We’ve set a $5,000 goal for this event. However, if you can beat that, we will be able to provide scholarship assistance for patients in key districts to travel to Advocacy Day.
Help fuel our fight on Capitol Hill by donating now. If you make a donation of $25 or more, we'll send an information packet to your member of Congress.
Please share this campaign and ask your friends and family members to join you, too.
Together, we fight!!!