Laughing and crying, you know it's the same release. Joni Mitchell

Laughing and crying, you know it's the same release. Joni Mitchell

Monday, December 3, 2012

Vote now to help those helping those with ME, FM and Lyme Disease!

Starting Dec. 3 through Dec. 12, your vote in the Aviva Community Fund contest can send much needed funding to a brand new Canadian program, BC Women's Complex Chronic Diseases Program (CCDP) dedicated to research and treatment for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME), fibromyalgia (FM) and tick borne illnesses such as Lyme Disease.

Here is more information from Dr. Alison Bested at the BC Women's Hospital:
It’s easy – vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund!
To vote, go to: You can vote using your Facebook account, or register on the Aviva Community Fund website.

Why we need your help:
The new Complex Chronic Diseases Program (CCDP) at BC Women's is the first and only program of its kind in BC. It is urgently needed by the thousands of British Columbians with few options available for treatment and support. Your votes would give hope to patients, and help BC Women’s be a leader in treating, researching, and understanding complex chronic diseases. Funding would be used for biobanking equipment, which would also support other BC Women’s programs.
Please help promote the contest:
-          Forward this information;
-          Share it with your friends on social media. Join us on Twitter (@BCWomensFDN) and Facebook to get updates.
Visit our website for more, including a video from Dr. Alison Bested (Medical Director, Complex Chronic Diseases Program): or

Voting (for the semi-final round) begins at noon on Monday, December 3 and ends on Wednesday, Dec. 12. There are 98 entries in the semi-final round, and 30 move on to the final round. There is no voting in the final round; judges decide how much funding each entry will get. All finalists will get some funding, so the chances of winning are very good, with our help. You can vote once each day, December 3-12. Tip: leave the Aviva site “up” in a tab in your browser, so you will see it every day when you log on; also put a note in your online calendar to vote every day.
If you need help voting, this video shows you how.

Thank you for your support! Please forward this information to anyone who would be interested.