November 27, 2010

Vote for MCWPA's Ad Campaign for the Washington Post

As a CFS and FM patient who has struggled for years for answers within the medical community, I am always on the lookout for ways to support research and raise awareness of these illnesses.  Recently, the ME/CFS Worldwide Patient Alliance (MCWPA), a grassroots patient group, has been working on an ad campaign to run in the Washington Post.  The goal of the ad campaign is to encourage reporters to do a story the will delve further into the experience of CFS patients and generate awareness within the general population.  For years patients have not received the care they deserve due to lack of funding for research and a lack of public awareness about this problem.  MCWPA is sending the message that addressing the needs of patients is the responsibility of society, not just the patients themselves. 

Get involved!  MCWPA has designed 4 different ads and is allowing the public to decide which one will run in the Washington Post.  Cast your vote at  Voting ends on Monday, November 29 at midnight EST.


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