On May 25th, 2016 MEAction is sponsoring a community-organized protest at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, DC. ME patients, advocates, caregivers, and allies will join together to protest the lack of government funding for research, clinical trials and medical/public education, leaving ME patients without relief.
MillionsMissing is dedicated to the millions of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) patients missing from their careers, schools, social lives and families due to the debilitating symptoms of the disease. At the same time, millions of dollars are missing from research and clinical education funding that ME should be receiving. And millions of doctors are missing out on proper training to diagnose and help patients manage this illness.
Due to the nature of CFS/ME, it is anticipated that many people will not be able to attend in person. There are several ways to participate virtually. Check here: http://millionsmissing.meaction.net/virtual
SAN FRANCISCO ME/CFS DEMONSTRATION-MAY 25, 12 NOON at the Federal Building, 90 Seventh Street, SF
For those in the San Francisco Bay Area, there will be a peaceful protest at the San Francisco regional office of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on May 25, 2016 from 12 to 2 pm, as a satellite of the larger MEAction Global Day of Protest.
The goal is to bring awareness to the URGENT need for increased Federal funding for clinical research, medical education, and effective treatment for people living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
The demonstration will start at 12 noon on Wednesday, May 25. Please gather at 11:45 in front of the Federal Building, 90 Seventh Street, near Mission Street. There is paid parking nearby, and the site is easily accessible by MUNI and a 5-10-minute walk from Civic Center BART station.
For more info, please visit http://www.meaction.net
Jerusha Tuesday, 24 May 2016 19:02 Comment Link
I would love to be there in person! Unfortunately, I can only be there in spirit. This is an incredibly important issue that has suffered a lack of attention for far too long. I am currently doing better, but only with my own efforts using rest, meditation, supplements and light exercise.
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