12 posts from July, 2012

Today’s Photo: Walking Warriors for MS

Posted July 5th, 2012 by

As we get deeper into summer, there are disease-related walk/run events happening almost every weekend.  What they all share is an opportunity for patients, friends and family to come together in solidarity and raise money for research and patient services.

For inspiration, please meet multiple sclerosis (MS) patient barneyhouse and her “Walking Warriors,” who took part in a recent Walk MS event in Ormond Springs, Florida.  By signing up for our PatientsLikeMeInMotion program, the team was able to score bright blue PatientsLikeMe t-shirts and a monetary donation towards their fundraising goal. “My sister, who is six years older, has had MS for over 30 years,” writes barneyhouse.  “So although this is new for me, it is not new to me.”

PatientsLikeMe member barneyhouse and her "Walking Warriors" team

Congrats to the Walking Warriors team as well as all of our PatientsLikeMeInMotion-sponsored groups for your efforts to raise funds and awareness for your condition. We’re honored to support you in your journey.  For more PatientsLikeMeInMotion team photos, check out our growing Flickr collection.

Thinking about organizing a team for this summer or fall?  Learn more about the PatientsLikeMeInMotion program today.

What We’re Reading at PatientsLikeMe

Posted July 2nd, 2012 by

Here are some of the media items that grabbed our attention recently.

What Air Traffic Can Teach Us About Kidney Transplants
Air traffic rules balance fairness and efficiency. Can organ waitlists do the same?

Open Access Is Not for Scientists.  It’s for Patients.
A guest blog post by our R&D Director, Paul Wicks, for the Public Library of Science.

What We're Reading at PatientsLikeMe

Snake Oil?  Scientific Evidence for Health Supplements
A very cool health data visualization from Information Is Beautiful.

Facebook Urges Readers to Add Organ Donor Status
Are you going to add your organ donor status?

Glenn Close:  Let’s End the Stigma Around Mental Illness
A great look at how we discuss mental illness – and the impact our words can have.

What are you reading?  Share your recommendations in the comments section.