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£501raised of £500 target by 33 supporters

    Weʼve raised £501 to help fund research at the Open Medicine Foundation

    Wadebridge, Cornwall
    Funded on Saturday, 4th November 2017

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    Hi, my name’s Jerry, and I’m raising vital funds to support the Open Medicine Foundation’s ‘End M.E. Project'. Four members of my family suffer from the debilitating disease Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), so I am all too familiar with just how devastating this disease can be. M.E. is very common, and can affect people of all ages (my daughter has been sick for 23 years, since she was 11).

    M.E. patients usually become quickly too unwell to attend school or work, and many are completely bed-bound, often for decades, and can be unable to take part in the simplest of activities (such as watching TV) to distract them from their absolute exhaustion and unrelenting pain. Even the basics of survival such as eating can present a serious challenge, or be impossible for some.

    “Research has shown that M.E. has been found to be more disabling than M.S., heart disease, virtually all types of cancer, or undergoing chemotherapy or dialysis” (Prof M. Hooper and E. Marshall).

    Because their immune and cardiovascular systems are compromised, M.E. patients are much more likely to get cancer and serious heart problems, than are the general population. Statistics suggest that M.E, patients with these complications, on average, die 24 years earlier than heart and cancer patients who do not have M.E!

    Figures show how desperately underfunded M.E. research is - around 20 times lower than that of comparable diseases. If M.E. was granted a level of funding on par with other high-impact diseases, we could quickly see very promising progress.

    I have 300 miles of cycling and walking planned so far, and I hope to gain as much sponsorship as possible for M.E. research. Please help to end M.E. and give anything you can. Thank you.

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    • Jerry Clark1 year ago
      Jerry Clark

      Jerry Clark

      1 year ago

      Woohoo! We've reached and exceeded our target (thank you Michael). Still a few days to go before the page shuts down :)

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    • Jerry Clark1 year ago
      Jerry Clark

      Jerry Clark

      1 year ago

      Big thanks for all the donations - so close to the target now and this page remains active until November 4th. Will we get there?

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    • Jerry Clark1 year ago
      Jerry Clark

      Jerry Clark

      1 year ago

      CHALLENGE COMPLETE! This week, Dad completed the final stretch of the Cornish coast path and got to Devon! He's walked a total of 587 miles (mostly in flip-flops), and cycled a further 319 miles (on other trails). Anyway, impressive though that is, this is all about raising CASH to help people who can't walk and cycle. Every day our family wishes there was more research being done into causes of and treatments for M.E. / CFS, so we'd like to raise as much as possible. One last push! Go on, £1 is better than £0!

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    1 year ago

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    33

    • michael wingrove

      michael wingrove

      Oct 21, 2017

      Well Done Jerry.

      £21.00

    • Franny Lark

      Franny Lark

      Oct 16, 2017

      Woohoo!!! Well done unc! Very proud xxx

      £20.00

    • Stuart

      Stuart

      Oct 15, 2017

      Achievement Jerry. Gidonye.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 14, 2017

      Well done Jerry. Keep truckin.

    • Richard Green

      Richard Green

      Oct 14, 2017

      Great work Jerry - Josh has done you proud as a campaign manager too!

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 14, 2017

      £20.00

    • Robin Spalding

      Robin Spalding

      Oct 14, 2017

      Well done - big distance, great cause!

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    Jerry Clark

    Jerry Clark

    Wadebridge, Cornwall

    Jerry Clark has just retired from helping to run an energy cooperative. During June and July, Jerry will cycle 150 miles on cycle trails, including the Camel Trail, Mineral Tramways, Tarka Trail and the Bath to Bristol Cycle Route, and walk 150 miles on the Coast Path.

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