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Canada: OPERA MARIPOSA'S ME/FM AWARENESS RAISING& FUNDRAISING SHOW

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  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    "Date/Time: June 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

    Location: Marpole United Church (1296 West 67th Ave. Vancouver)

    Join the award-winning singers of Opera Mariposa and the Mariposa Theatre Wing for a gala concert in support of the ME/FM Society of BC! In Mariposa's sixth annual benefit show, soprano Jacqueline Ko, pianist Nina Horvath and friends will perform opera, Broadway and more to raise funds and awareness for ME and FM. The evening will include a reception and a charity raffle contest.

    Tickets will be available soon, so visit operamariposa.com to learn more, and sign up for the Opera Mariposa email list to be notified when tickets go on sale!

    Read Susan Katz's April 2017 profile on Mariposa: Opera Mariposa Sings for the ME/FM Society "
    https://www.mefm.bc.ca/single-post/2018/03/13/SAVE-THE-DATE-FOR-OPERA-MARIPOSAS-ME-FM-AWARENESS-SHOW
     
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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Opera Mariposa – Towards Tomorrow
    Benefit Show



    "Soprano and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis sufferer Jacqueline Ko presents Toward Tomorrow, a benefit show for the ME/FM Society of BC. This June, an award-winning soprano will sing to support chronic neuro-immune disease awareness. On Saturday, June 16th, Vancouver singer and producer Jacqueline Ko will present the gala benefit concert Toward Tomorrow at Marpole United Church. The show will raise awareness and funds for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) – sometimes referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – and Fibromyalgia (FM), with proceeds supporting the ME/FM Society of BC.

    Ko has suffered from ME since age six, so the cause is close to her heart. “ME can change your life forever – it definitely did for me,” Ko says. She wants to raise awareness for the disease, which affects around 15-30 million worldwide and 1.6% of people in Canada. “I’ve read studies that compare ME’s impact to multiple sclerosis, late-stage cancer or congestive heart failure. Yet there’s barely any research funding, most medical schools don’t even teach this disease, and they say as many as 9 out of 10 people aren’t even diagnosed. I was lucky in that respect – but even with a diagnosis, we don’t fully understand the cause or have a cure.”"

    full article here:
    http://fabulouslyfrugalinvancouver.com/opera-mariposa-toward-tomorrow/
     
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    "I wrote Toward Tomorrow to bring attention to this crisis"
    This month Vancouver's Opera Mariposa, a company "run by young artists, for young artists", presents Toward Tomorrow, a something-for-everyone event with a great cause.

    Opera Mariposa co-founder Jacqueline Ko wrote Toward Tomorrow as a way to raise awareness for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (often referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), a disease from which she has suffered since the age of six.

    "ME can change your life forever - it definitely did for me," says Ko. "I've read studies that compare ME's impact to multiple sclerosis, late-stage cancer or congestive heart failure. Yet there's barely any research funding, most medical schools don't even teach this disease, and they say as many as 9 out of 10 people aren't even diagnosed. I was lucky in that respect - but even with a diagnosis, we don't fully understand the cause or have a cure"

    rest of article here:
    https://www.schmopera.com/i-wrote-toward-tomorrow-to-bring-attention-to-this-crisis/
     
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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The Impossible Dream

    Opera singer and neuroimmune disease sufferer
    Jacqueline Ko fights for disability visibility with
    The Impossible Dream, a benefit show for the ME/FM Society of BC

    Saturday, May 18th


    [I like that they refer to ME and then say - 'sometimes referred to as CFS'...... it's usually the other way around]

    full details here:

    http://fabulouslyfrugalinvancouver.com/the-impossible-dream-opera-mariposa/
     
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    Another stat re the numbers effected in Canada; from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (a branch of Health Canada) that cites a 2017 Statistics Canada survey noting 560,000 have the disease: " a staggering 37% increase over results gathered three years earlier."

    http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/51074.html
     
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