Real People. Real Disease.

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We believe that is high time the world at large realises that M.E. can affect anyone – any age, any ethnicity – and can occur at any time of life. There is no need for the press to rely solely on often inappropriate and unrepresentative ‘stock images’ or unrealistic stories.

People with M.E. are demonstrating they possess the confidence to be seen and are raising more awareness than ever before.

The Real M.E. campaign has been running since February 2018 and it has been a resounding success!

We’ve received over 400 photos, video clips and contextual stories from people with M.E., all wanting to demonstrate that the disease is real and has a devastating impact on real lives.

Below you will find all of the individuals who have taken part in the photo campaign to date. Many of them kindly submitted more than one photo. They are all very brave and we are incredibly grateful to them.

We will continue to use these photos – and video clips – on our website, social media, ME Essential magazine, and when we work with the mainstream media on M.E. stories and feature articles.

Thank you to everyone who has taken part. Please keep an eye on our website and social media especially during ME Awareness Week (which occurs every year in May) for more from this continuing campaign.

If you still want to take part in the Real M.E. campaign, it is not too late!

Take a look at the original blog and then send in your photos and video clips along with a short explanation of the context.

Please title your email ‘Real M.E. Campaign’ and send to: russell.fleming@meassociation.org.uk Thank you!

The Real M.E. 2018/19


The ME Association

Real people. Real disease. Real M.E.

We help people with M.E. and their families. We inform, support, advocate and invest in biomedical research.

If you would like to show your support for our vital work then please donate whatever you can afford. Go BLUE for ME is our ME Awareness Week campaign.

We will continue to develop the Real M.E. campaign and aim to use more Real photos and stories on our website, social media and in the national and local press.

Help us continue to make the UK a better place for people with M.E. Thank you.


The Real M.E. 2018/19

 


The ME Association

Real people. Real disease. Real M.E.

We help people with M.E. and their families. We inform, support, advocate and invest in biomedical research.

If you would like to show your support for our vital work then please donate whatever you can afford. Go BLUE for ME is our ME Awareness Week campaign.

We will continue to develop the Real M.E. campaign and aim to use more Real photos and stories on our website, social media and in the national and local press.

Help us continue to make the UK a better place for people with M.E. Thank you.


ME Association Registered Charity Number 801279


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