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Help OMF receive Upto $1 million from Bitcoin donor

Discussion in 'BioMedical ME/CFS Research' started by Adam pwme, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Adam pwme

    Adam pwme Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Help OMF receive Upto $1 million as a single donation from a super generous bitcoin donor. OMF have already made an application but we can help make their case by upvoting and commenting on this Reddit post (you will need to be registered on Reddit)

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    Adam pwme Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Other charities can apply too
     
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    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    @Adam pwme - thanks for starting a new thread! :)

    I wondered if you wanted to change the title to something like, 'Help OMF receive up to $1 million from generous bitcoin donor' to make it clear that you're not asking patients to donate. A lot of patients can't afford to donate so might not read the thread unless it's clear that this is about an actual donor.
     
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    Adam pwme Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Good idea have update
     
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    Mattie Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    thanks Adam.
    Just added to reddit.
     
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    BurnA Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That's amazing news!
     
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    "We chose the Open Medicine Foundation because ME/CFS is a serious and complicated condition that torments the life of its sufferers. We hope that these funds can accelerate much-needed research in this area, and into related diseases."

     
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    Joh Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Opportunity to say thank you on Reddit:
     
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    OMF Receives $1 Million Donation

    2018 is starting off to be a fantastic year. Today, OMF has received a $1 million donation!
    The Pineapple Fund has generously donated $1 million to OMF through Bitcoin, stating, "We chose the Open Medicine Foundation because ME/CFS is a serious and complicated condition that torments the life of its sufferers. We hope that these funds can accelerate much-needed research in this area, and into related diseases."

    We are grateful to have been selected among the organizations receiving Pineapple Fund grants to improve the world. This donation was made possible because of you, our dedicated patient community.

    This is the largest Bitcoin donation we have ever received. We sincerely thank all of our supporters for your efforts and for all that you do to support our work.

    OMF CEO/President Linda Tannenbaum wrote to the Pineapple Fund and said, "Speaking as a parent of a daughter with this illness and as the founder of Open Medicine Foundation representing millions of patients advocating for awareness, validation and a cure, and from parents and caregivers who are so desperate to get their loved ones well, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You are a true hero."

    This significant donation will help OMF continue to fund urgent ME/CFS research and to keep fighting for a better future for patients. We are grateul beyond words for this generous donation. This is a gift of hope to millions of people around the world. Thank you to the Pineapple Fund for setting the course for 2018 to be a tremendous year!

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    Valentijn Not a moderator

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    Does anyone know if the bitcoin donation been converted into real currency? It's notoriously unstable, and valuation can swing wildly in a short period of time.
     
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    Joh Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes, it was immediately converted when the funds were received. (Not that I understand much, but that's what Ben said.:))
     

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