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Generous Family Gives another $142K

We are pleased to announce that we have just received $142,000 for our continuing OMF End ME / CFS Project; the second generous donation from an anonymous donor family.

As Phase 1 (the ME / CFS Severely Ill-BIG DATA Study) begins and we are preparing for Phase 2, we are tremendously grateful to our continuing supporters who keep this research going.

The plan for Phase 2 involves taking what we learn from Phase 1 and testing a smaller, more focused list of tests on moderately ill ME / CFS patients. This will help us know what biological abnormalities increase or decrease with disease severity, which then might give us a clinically useful diagnostic test.

As we raise funds for Phase 2, our ME / CFS Scientific Advisory Board will determine which hypotheses to test immediately and which to wait until Phase 1 is completed (9-12 months).

We’ve uploaded an updated tests list and an updated description of the study.

We appreciate the #ME Action Network doing a review of our donations in 2015 and how the other support we are receiving. You can also join in supporting this groundbreaking research through these fundraising event ideas.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia Leading Research. Delivering Hope.Open Medicine Foundation®

What are the advantages of giving from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)?

  • Your gifts to your donor advised fund entitle you to an immediate income tax deduction at the time of contribution.
  • You avoid capital gains tax on appreciated assets you place in your donor advised fund.
  • Your fund’s investment gains accumulate tax free.
  • Funds are distributed to Open Medicine Foundation in your name and immediately put to use to support our worldwide research efforts.

How do I make a donation through my DAF?

Just click on the DAF widget below. It is simple and convenient to find your fund among the over 900 funds in our system.

Still can’t find your fund? 

  • Request a grant distribution through your Donor Advised Fund sponsor
  • Be sure to use OMF’s EIN #26-4712664
  • You can also designate OMF as a beneficiary for your Donor Advised Fund
  • Questions? Give us a call at 650-242-8669