Nomenbar for M.E!

Welcome to No-Men-Bar for M.E. We want to use ‘Movember’ awareness-raising of men’s health issues to raise ME Awareness by featuring some male supporters of UK charity Invest in ME Research (IiMER) who either have ME or are friends or carers of people with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis).

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Please contact us if you’d like to write a guest post for our blog, or just email us your text and any photos or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

If you’re growing a mo for IiMER for Movember this year, thank you!

It’s also an opportunity to raise funds for the vital work of Invest in ME Research, and this year a friend has kindly offered to match donations up to a maximum of £500! justgiving.com/fundraising/nomenbar4me#

Donate from any country at:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nomenbar4me

Or text: NFME77 £1-£5 or £10 to 70070 (UK only)

Like many autoimmune diseases, ME is more common among women than men, so people may not be aware that men and boys of any age also get ME.

In October 2015 oversight for research into ME/CFS was shifted by the American National Institutes for Health (NIH) from the Office of Research on Women’s Health to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
NIH was represented at the 2016 Invest in ME Conference by Dr. Vicky Whittemore, a Program Director at NINDS, joined in 2017 by Beth Unger of the American Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and by the world’s finest biomedical researchers and expert doctors in this disease.

Our blog £500 matching donations period for Movember 2017! has links to some recent research projects which suggest gender differences in ME/CFS.

We hope you like the ‘little protest song’ below by Eirik Randsborg, whose wife was diagnosed with ME in 2004. Ever since they have been a couple, Eirik has been an advocate, including a role of Vice Chairperson of the Norwegian ME association, a member organisation of the European ME Alliance (EMEA). The image for Eirik’s song was kindly provided by Sally Burch, Secretary of Hope 4 ME & Fibro Northern Ireland, which joined EMEA as an associate member in 2017. IiME Research is a founding member organisation and current Chair of EMEA.

Eirik

Thank you for your support!

Donate from any country at:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nomenbar4me

Or text: NFME77 £1-£5 or £10 to 70070 (UK only)

Movember / Nomenbar for M.E Stories –

My Story by Paul Kayes
One More for ME – Bill Clayton’s Story
Movember and ME
My M. E. Story by Ronan Lavin
Message from Stuart Murdoch
Barry’s Movember Blog for M.E.
Movember Monkman Style
M.E., MYSELF AND I…. by Barnaby Eaton-Jones
Prince Among Men for Invest in ME Research
A Day with a Son with M.E.
November Updates
My Story by James Wythe
£500 matching donations period for Movember 2017!

DONATE TO NOMENBAR FOR M.E. 2017

UK TEXT NFME77 £1-£5 or £10 to 70070

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