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).
If you’re growing a mo for IiMER for Movember this year, thank you!
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.
Eirik Randsborg from Norway helped us launch NoMenBar for M.E. in 2015.
He wrote, “I am married to a woman who has had ME diagnosis since 2004, becoming more severely affected the last years (she has also developed polyneuropathy the last year). Ever since we have been a couple, I have been an advocate and I am at the moment vice chairperson of the Norwegian ME association”. This association is a member organisation of the European ME Alliance (of which IiME Research is a founding member organisation and Chair).
Here is the donation page for Nomenbar for M.E. 2017:
If in UK you can also text: NFME77 £1-£5 or £10 to 70070
We hope you love Eirik’s ‘little protest song’ as much as we do!
(image by Sally Burch)
Thank you for your support!
Movember / Nomenbar for M.E Stories 2015 –
UK TEXT NFME77 £1-£5 or £10 to 70070