We would like to invite you to mark the end of M.E. Awareness Month by joining us on the 31st of May for Black Dress Day for M.E. The aim is for better understanding of M.E. and hopefully treatment and cure.
The Black Dress conjures up images of glamour, socialising or memories of a special occasion. By participating, you are connecting with those who suffer with M.E. Recognising that many will not be able to enjoy special occasions or tragically may no longer be with us.
Black Dress Day for M.E. was founded by Janet Smart, who wrote, “Love and heartfelt thanks to Caged Bird who suffers from severe M.E. Her commitment to raising awareness is inspiring. You are the wind beneath my wings.”
M.E. stands for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, a serious, disabling and chronic organic disorder, classified by the World Health Organisation (ICD-10 G93.3) as neurological. More About M.E.
Some sufferers may be able to work or socialise, but are constrained by PENE (Post-Exertional Neuroimmune Exhaustion).
Others develop severe M.E., completely housebound, wheelchair or bedbound and dependent upon carers for their everyday needs.
May 2016 is extra special as it is 10 years since Invest in ME set up as a charity run entirely by dedicated volunteers to change the way that M.E. is perceived and treated in the medical profession and media.
Ten years on, they are well on the way to establishing a UK Centre of Excellence for M.E. with a biomedical research strategy underway to establish diagnostic tests & medical treatments for this disease.
Their objective is to take us to a position where research into M.E. is conducted with urgency and treatments are developed so that all patients benefit and there is no need for a charity such as theirs to make things happen.
They can only achieve this with your support.
Whatever your age or gender, wear and share your Black Dress or Black Tie, steal a style or even design your own, and share to show you care. Help us celebrate the new era of biomedical research into M.E. Looking forward to establishing tests, treatments, and hopefully, cure.
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If you can and wish to donate in support or be sponsored to take part..
Donate to Black Dress Day
BDME48 £10 to 70070
Thank you for your support!