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Fundraising for IiME

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  • Event: Chester Half Marathon 2016, 15 May 2016

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 am taking part in the Chester Half Marathon to raise money for Invest in ME, a charity that is important to me as ME affects someone very close to me.

ME is a serious, disabling and chronic organic (i.e. physical not mental) disorder. ME has been classified by the World Health Organisation (ICD 10 G 93.3) as a neurological illness affecting approximately 200,000 individuals within the UK. Of that number, approximately 25% of those affected will go on to develop severe ME which is an extremely debilitating illness, sometimes lasting for years, in some cases, even decades, often rendering the sufferer completely housebound, wheelchair & bedbound and dependent upon carers for their everyday needs. The Chief Medical Officer’s Report on the subject of CFS/ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) issued in January 2002, recognises that “CFS/ME should be classed as a chronic condition with long term effects on health, alongside other illnesses such as multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease.

To date there is no known specific medical diagnostic test to determine or confirm a correct diagnosis nor is there any specific treatment for this condition.

In the UK it is generally believed that at least 250,000 suffer from the disorder.


All donations are welcome, and if we raise a decent amount I'll post some pictures of my suffering, which has to be worth a few quid!
Thanks in advance
Ian

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