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PatientsLikeMeInMotion 2014: Celebrating 6 years of PatientsLikeMe members giving back to their communities and raising awareness

Posted April 8th, 2014 by

It seems like it was just yesterday when PatientsLikeMeInMotion was launched, but it’s been going strong for more than 5 years now – wow, how time flies!

We’re celebrating the 6th year of PatientsLikeMeInMotion with a recap of 2013, the biggest year so far! We had the honor of supporting 1,611 members across 27 states who participated in everything from a JingleBell race and the MS Muckfest to a golf tournament and a motorcycle ride. These people raised money for their favorite nonprofits and rallied everyone to promote awareness for their health conditions.

If you’re unfamiliar with how it works, check out our guidelines – we sponsor 3-star members (super health data donors) who form teams and fundraise with their local nonprofits. And these advocates receive a donation, free team t-shirts and more! Here’s what a few members had to say:

I feel so fortunate every time my family and I can contribute, with [PatientsLikeMe’s] help, to the financing of research for the cure.

We love participating in the PatientsLikeMeInMotion program. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our cause to not only earn money, but we love having our volunteers sport the blue PatientsLikeMe shirts at our events! It’s a win-win for us!

 

Quick facts:

More than 1,600 members from 83 different teams raised close to $18,000 through the PatientsLikeMeInMotion program in 2013.

Events took place in 27 states.

Patients represented 16 disease communities.

Thanks to everyone who participated in 2013! If you’d like to join the program in 2014, here’s all you need to do:

    1. Join PatientsLikeMe (it’s free!)
    2. Get 3 stars (your profile is up-to-date)
    3. Submit your team details (within 3-4 weeks notice of the event, please!)

But wait, there’s more! We’re following up with multiple sclerosis (MS) community member “2006,” who put together a huge team to raise awareness for MS. She’ll be sharing her experiences in an upcoming interview, so keep an eye on the blog in the next few weeks.


With you every step of the way- PatientsLikeMeInMotion

Posted April 3rd, 2013 by

Many of you are helping to raise awareness about your conditions. You’re not only encouraging support and donations, you’re spreading knowledge and eliminating stigmas. We want to help support your disease awareness efforts too, with PatientsLikeMeInMotionTM.

InMotion

Over the years, we’ve sponsored hundreds of fundraising teams through our PatientsLikeMeInMotion program. Let us sponsor your team next as you walk or run with your local nonprofit organization to raise awareness for your disease. Your whole team will get free t-shirts to wear, a monetary donation and more!

“There is still no cure, but at least now, thanks to these fundraising events, there are advancements in patient care, and there is hope. We’re grateful to PatientsLikeMe for their continued support for events that raise awareness and funds for MS research.” – PatientsLikeMe member Judy

Learn more about PatientsLikeMeInMotion and check out a few of the many awareness teams we’ve sponsored.

The Walking Warriors

The Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Judy and Jim