ALL LEVELS/AGES may enter a BAKE! Once you've donated just GET BAKING - take a photo of your bake and tag @bake4mecfs or #bake4mecfs on any of our social media platforms - follow us using links below! If you're not on social media you can email the photo of your bake to email@example.com
To help us maximise raising awareness (and funds!) we ask for you to nominate 4 friends to also bake for ME/CFS and follow the same simple instructions.... perhaps mention that the Star Baker (chosen each month) will be announced by a Celebrity Judge!
ME/CFS is a life-altering and complex multi-system disease that persists for a minimum of 6 months. People who are diagnosed usually have a very poor quality of life and can be unable to cope with even general daily activity - ie taking a shower or brushing teeth can be virtually impossible. The illness fluctuates for some who are moderate to mild which means they get some relief but for others it's severe and constant. Even with the milder cases of ME/CFS life remains limited with serious repercussions, especially if a patient attempts physical activity.
The cause of ME/CFS remains unknown and this is why we desperately need to help the researchers! Patients can be left bed-bound and house-bound for years due to physical disability and associated chronic pain. Imagine lockdown - forever.
For several decades, very sadly, those diagnosed with ME/CFS have suffered in almost complete silence. We must give people with ME/CFS a voice. There are millions of people missing from life due to this illness. We need your help! Baking a cake and donating some spare change will contribute to raising awareness for ME/CFS and funds for The Open Medicine Foundation to accelerate research.
ME/CFS can be triggered by many forms of trauma, the most common form is a viral infection. COVID-19 is a potential trigger for many more cases of ME/CFS, which we may begin to see over the coming months - this is why we need to get ahead before we get even more behind. Post-viral illness is not something to be taken lightly - as many more will unfortunately soon discover.
#BAKE4MECFS is a fun and simple way to show those who are suffering, we hear them and we care!
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