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Jennifer Govey

Jen's #DressForME

I am going to dress up fancy for IiME because Patients are desperate for quality research.

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IiME

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

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I'm raising money for Invest in ME Research. I hope you will join me and we have a little fun on the way! :)

The #DressForME Challenge:
* Dress extraordinary. Do something ordinary.
* Take a photo/film it and post it on social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag
#DressForME and a link to this fundraising page. 
*  Nominate 3 friends to join in!
*  Donate here and let me know what you did! 😜

Thank you so much for your time, generosity and sense of fun. This will make a huge difference to the lives of those living with ME, plus I will love you forever! 😍

To keep the momentum going and to raise as much money as possible for ME Research, I will be doing several challenges myself where I dress up fancy for the whole day and plan to do this at least 22 times in different fancy dress outfits over the coming year, health permitting. You can take part in the challenge at any time, or join in one of my themed dress-up days! :)

My first challenge was to spend Harry Potter's birthday dressed as a Hufflepuff! The 2nd I spent my birthday dressed as Wonder Woman!  More challenges to come, covering many film, tv and sci-fi themes!  Please check twitter @DressFor_ME and Facebook www.facebook.com/dressformechallenge to keep up to date with the campaign and upcoming events! 

You can of course take part in the #DressForME challenge any time you fancy! If you prefer company, join in one of the special themed challenges. 

I came up with the idea as people with ME can often find it a struggle just to dress and do basic things healthy people take for granted. I am just coming out of a severe patch and just wanting to make a difference as there is no real treatment for severe and moderate patients and very little support and no quality biomedical research in the UK. This illness can be devastating and severely debilitating and can affect children too. Please go and check out the IiME website to see the great work they are doing to change things.

My many outfits are from my life-long passion of science fiction and fantasy films and tv and when I was well enough to go to sci-fi conventions before I got too ill to attend and then as a fun Halloween surprise for when children come to the door for treats.  I wanted to put my many outfits to good use and for a worthy cause and dress up for all those that now struggle to dress themselves and raise awareness of those that are more severely affected and raise much needed funds for research.  

Please join me! It will be fun!  :)

P.s. You don't have to dress up to donate! 

P.p.s. You can have a #DressforME day at work or anywhere you fancy if you don't want to do it alone! 






Photos

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  • Dressing up can be easy with just a colourful wig and hat! :D
  • WonderWoman watching Ellen
  • Batgirl with Let's do it for ME bear! +21

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