Saturday, August 30, 2008

You can help NF research in 60 seconds!

Dear Friends,

American Express is currently sponsoring a non-profit contest called The Members Project. We have submitted our Drug Discovery Initiative, which helps to identify drugs for NF treatment, for consideration. Almost 1200 projects entered and the DDI proposal is currently in #42 with 1087 votes.

Voting closes at midnight on Monday, September 1. The top 25 projects will move to the next round, with the chance to share $2,500,000.00 in funding. This is an important opportunity for our community to raise awareness and drive much needed resources toward researching therapeutics for NF.

You do not need to be a card holder to vote and it takes less than a minute to register as a guest and then login to vote. American Express cardholders can login with their user name.

Please visit our homepage at Clicking on the top item in the "What's New" section on the right side will take you right to the American Express Members project page. Your vote, an investment of less than 60 seconds, could bring us closer to treatments for NF.

We need your vote before midnight on Monday, and please distribute to friends and family and ask them to vote for it as well. Feel free to post this message on Myspace, Facebook, any bulletin boards and other social networking sites.

Many thanks and the best to you on this holiday weekend,

John Risner, President
Children's Tumor Foundation

Ending Neurofibromatosis Through Research

95 Pine St. 16th Floor NY NY 10005

212 344-6633 x249

PS - Click here to go directly to The Member Project site and vote.


John Risner said...

Thank you Jackie for posting this important message and engaging your readers. And thank you for all you do for NF!
John Risner

Jacquie Rogers said...

Thanks, John. It's a pleasure to get the word out in whatever small way I can, especially since you and the Children's Tumor Foundation have taken such a strong posture in not just talking but actually finding a cure for NF. There are so many people counting on it.