Journal of IiME Volume 8 Issue 1 May 2014 What is Let’s Do It for ME? Let's do it for ME is a campaign to help raise awareness of the work of independent UK charity Invest in ME (Research) and funds for the biomedical research into myalgic encephalomyelitis that the charity is organising and/or funding. Let’s Do It for ME has its own website, Facebook page and blog and is playing a major part in raising funds for Invest in ME's biomedical research projects. During the ME Awareness month of May 2014 various events organised by Let’s Do It For ME and Invest in ME supporters created numerous ways of raising awareness with something to suit all ages, tastes and abilities. These included – International Event Page May 1st - 1 Day - £1 - 1st of the month to donate £1 to 1st class IiME research! LIGHT UP THE NIGHT FOR ME on May 12th – helping IiME have any public buildings lit up blue for ME Awareness on May 12th. Turn your body blue for M.E - anyone can take part - posting a photo of oneself or a body part in blue and donate to Julieann's JustGiving page. Selfie Facebook Fundraiser May 12th - based on the idea for cancer awareness - post pictures of yourself on your social networking sites and donate to Clare's JustGiving page. Sewber Moments Online Fundraising Raffle Sarah Mozer's Online Charity Fundraising Raffle The Big Sleep for ME – hugely successful – and fun - and now in its 3rd year and going global! Including - ° Where's Bear competition ° Poetry Competition ° T-shirt design competition - deadline for entries May 31st ° The Princesses and M.E - their first year and what a team! Fancy being a princess for a day? The Zzz...Factor for IiME Comedy Club - great entertainment in the comfort of your own home. Walk for ME in its second year with the first walk for IiME already completed. Walk for ME Isle of Man - wonderful team new on board for 2014 walking this coming weekend. Mass Observation Diary on May 12th - for the general public in UK but an ideal opportunity to raise ME Awareness given the date. #May12BlogBomb – for bloggers to write a guest blog for May 12th. Light a Candle to Remember M.E. A poignant event created on behalf our lovely Rosa Amor. A Vigil for International Awareness Day on May 12th in aid of Invest in ME Research Seren's 12hr Crochet Marathon for Invest in M.E. Seren is hoping to reach her £1000 target for IiME To get in gear for ME Awareness - visit our Shop for Biomedical ME Research Mama Chill's dizzyjam ME Awareness ranges with all proceeds to Invest in ME Click here for a variety of other ME Awareness materials. These events that anyone could take part in – emphasising the spirit of Let’s Do It For ME. Use this link to learn more - LDIFME website http://ldifme.org Invest in ME (Charity Nr. 1114035) www.investinme.org Page 12 of 52

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