Claire Carter

Mega May Miles for M.E. - Invest in ME Research

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Hello. We are a team of parents, friends and family members of some amazing young people living with ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome).

As part of Walk for ME 2022, during the month of May, our team will be running, walking, cycling and swimming as many miles as we can! (Mega miles!) in a joint team effort to raise awareness and raise vital funds for research into ME/CFS - one of the most devastating, life changing, underfunded, misunderstood and mistreated health conditions of this century.


Here's what we're all doing:

๐ŸŒŸ Beccy, Rachel P - 10k (6.2m) run on May 15th 

๐ŸŒŸ Niki - 5k run each Sunday in May

๐ŸŒŸ Tray - Pilates fundraiser & 5k walk on May 15th

๐ŸŒŸ Kira - 10 - 15k run on May 15th

๐ŸŒŸ Katy - 10k walk on May 15th

๐ŸŒŸ Leonie & Lesley - walk (miles TBC) on May 15th

๐ŸŒŸ Michelle, her daughters Amber (8) & Scarlet (10) - 5 mile walk target on May 14th, Scarlet has M.E. and will be pushed in her wheelchair

๐ŸŒŸ Flora & Chris - 10 mile walk on May 15th

๐ŸŒŸ Riss & Kev - 5k run, tied together! on May 15th

๐ŸŒŸ Vicky - 2 miles walk per day 1-15th May (30 miles)

๐ŸŒŸ Sarah - 5k average run per day 1-15th May (75k/46.6 miles)

๐ŸŒŸ Emma - 5k run or walk per day during May (96.3 miles!)

๐ŸŒŸ Lisa - 15 miles total running 1-15th May

๐ŸŒŸ Katie, Katieโ€™s husband Jon, sons Alex & Sam, and friend Anya - 120 mile accumulator! 1-15th May

๐ŸŒŸ Claire - 40 miles total running in May, including a 15 mile run on May 15th, and a sea swim

๐ŸŒŸ Jo - 100 miles total cycling and 5 miles swimming during May

๐ŸŒŸ Bridget - 50 miles in May, walking / running / cycling and a sea swim

๐ŸŒŸ Robyn - 5 miles swimming during May and a sea swim

๐ŸŒŸ Mel - 20k total swimming during May (12.4 miles)

๐ŸŒŸ Jo & Rich - 30k walking during May (18.6 miles)

๐ŸŒŸ Jay - 60 miles total walking during May

๐ŸŒŸ Dom - 200 miles total running & cycling in May

There are at least 250,000 people affected in the UK alone, with an estimated 15-30 million people with ME/CFS worldwide, and still not much any healthcare professional, doctor or specialist can do to help. It is a long-term condition and all that anyone suffering can do is 'manage it' - live within their limits which for most, makes even the most basic of daily tasks incredibly difficult. Until more is understood about the causes, there is no effective treatment, no prognosis, and no long-term help or support at all. That's why we rely on charities and each other, and biomedical research is so badly needed.

Any and all donations no matter how big or small are so massively appreciated, and would mean the world to us, Thank you so much for supporting us ๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ xxxx

Invest in ME Research is an independent UK charity finding, funding and facilitating a strategy of biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS). The charity is run by volunteers - patients or parents of children with ME - with no paid staff. Overheads are kept to a minimum and all funds raised to go to promoting education of, and funding for biomedical research into, ME. Our efforts are focused on setting up a UK Centre of Excellence for ME which will provide proper examinations, diagnosis and in time treatment(s)/cure(s).

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IiME

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Invest in ME Research has, as its objective, to change how myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is perceived, treated and researched. We do this by raising funding for biomedical research and improving education about the disease. We are currently facilittaing high-quality biomedical research in UK/Europe

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