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Dave's Paris Marathon 2012 Page; April 15th

Fundraising for IiME

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£380.00
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  • Event: Paris Marathon 2012, 15 Apr 2012

IiME

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

Charity Registration No. 1153730

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I'll be helping to raise money for 'Let's Do It For ME', an awareness and fundraising campaign run by ME sufferers in close connection with the Charity Invest in ME.

ME is classified as a multi-systemic disease, and affects an estimated 250,000 people in the UK  25% of those are severely affected and 10% are children.

Some of those affected are unable to move, speak or swallow, but the most typical symptom of ME is post-exertional neuro-immune exhaustion. In these instances, a sufferer can become severely ill after carrying out even the most basic of mental or physical tasks - the effects of which can be felt for days or even weeks. ME, by its nature, is a fluctuating condition. The severity of these and other symptoms can wax and wane during any given day, week or month; and, over the years, sufferers may find themselves experiencing an unexpected number of remissions and relapses without any warning.

Patients with severe ME have been largely excluded from research and also from treatment, as services have not been developed to meet their special needs and lack of research means that doctors have no evidence-based treatments to offer them.

This is where the cause let's do it for ME! is aiming to make a real contribution, with your support. Please see the following link for further information http://letsdoitforme.blogspot.com/p/about-us.html

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now; this is a real opportunity to support a cause that will make a difference.

Thanks guys, your support is much appreciated.x

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