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Join Us in Accelerating Hope

Every May, Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) unites with supporters worldwide to mark International ME/CFS Awareness Day on May 12 through our annual May Momentum campaign. This pivotal time allows us to spotlight the profound challenges faced by those living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and to raise vital funds needed to propel OMF supported research forward.

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How can you make a difference?


Every contribution brings us closer to our goal. Whether a one-time gift or a recurring donation, your generosity is the cornerstone of our mission. Donations of any amount ensure that the research momentum to end ME/CFS can continue with urgency.

Launch an OMF fundraiser

Amplify your impact by starting a personal fundraising campaign. Engage your network on social media, or other platforms, and turn your passion into meaningful support for ME/CFS research. Every dollar you raise makes a difference.

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Join OMF StudyME Registry

OMF StudyME is a recruitment tool to connect individuals interested in participating in research studies with the researchers conducting them. Over 8,700 participants have joined already! StudyME is free and takes less than 5 minutes to sign-up.

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Spread the Word

Raise awareness by utilizing OMF’s social media toolkit. Whether you’re sharing our posts, crafting your own messages, or engaging in conversations about ME/CFS, your voice matters. Remember to use the hashtag #MayMomentum2024

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Share Your Story

Personal experiences resonate deeply and can inspire action. If you or someone you know is battling ME/CFS, we encourage you to share your journey. Your story could be the catalyst for change.

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Together, we can make a difference in the lives of millions of people suffering from ME/CFS! Let’s keep the momentum going throughout May and beyond!

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia Leading Research. Delivering Hope.Open Medicine Foundation®

What are the advantages of giving from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)?

  • Your gifts to your donor advised fund entitle you to an immediate income tax deduction at the time of contribution.
  • You avoid capital gains tax on appreciated assets you place in your donor advised fund.
  • Your fund’s investment gains accumulate tax free.
  • Funds are distributed to Open Medicine Foundation in your name and immediately put to use to support our worldwide research efforts.

How do I make a donation through my DAF?

Just click on the DAF widget below. It is simple and convenient to find your fund among the over 900 funds in our system.

Still can’t find your fund? 

  • Request a grant distribution through your Donor Advised Fund sponsor
  • Be sure to use OMF’s EIN #26-4712664
  • You can also designate OMF as a beneficiary for your Donor Advised Fund
  • Questions? Give us a call at 650-242-8669