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We fund biomedical research into ME to create a strategy for cure/treatment

Charity Registration No. 1153730


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. 

M.E. stands for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, 
a serious, disabling and chronic organic disorder, classified by the World Health Organisation (ICD-10 G93.3) as a neurological illness. 

Some sufferers may be able to work or socialise, but are constrained by PENE (Post-Exertional Neuroimmune Exhaustion).  This led the Institute of Medicine to suggest calling it Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease. 

Others develop severe M.E., comp
letely housebound, wheelchair or bedbound and dependent upon carers for their everyday needs.  

Invest in ME Research is a charity run entirely by dedicated volunteers to change the way that M.E. is perceived and treated in the medical profession and media.  
They are now 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 with international cooperation. 

They can only achieve all 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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#BlackDressDay   #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis 

Text for Black Dress Day: BDME48 £10 to 70070

Black Dress Day founder, Janet Smart, 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."

Thank you for your support! 


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