Ever wonder what your fellow members were up to on their sponsored walks and runs in various states across the country? Last week, PatientsLikeMe launched a Flickr page for the PatientsLikeMeInMotionTM program. Now you can see photos of members just like you in motion! We are excited to share the experience of sponsored teams and three-star members with everyone.
Since its inception in 2009, PatientsLikeMeInMotionTM has sponsored more than 115 teams across seven disease communities. With over 2, 100 participants to date, the program has given many members the chance to demonstrate their PatientsLikeMe spirit as well as connect with others who have shared similar experiences.
It’s always great to see how PatientsLikeMe members are just as passionate offline as they are online. Now, everyone can catch a glimpse our members in action from New York to Ohio to California! The PatientsLikeMeInMotionTMFlickr page currently hosts photos from walks in the ALS, MS, Parkinson’s, Transplants, Fibromyalgia and Mood communities…with more to come. We are proud to feature events such as The National MS Society‘s “Walk MS” series, ALS Association’s “Walk to Defeat ALS” series, Parkinson’s Unity Walk, and events run by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (just to name a few). Have photos you would like to submit? We would love to see them. Email us.
Thank you to all the members who have contributed their time and photos to PatientsLikeMeInMotionTM. You continue to inspire others. And thanks to all the members of the PatientsLikeMe community for continuing to share.
With 13,000+ members, the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) community is currently the largest community at PatientsLikeMe. Many of our members are just as active online as they are off. There are a countless number of ways for people to get involved in supporting research for the disease, and many patients choose to participate in the thousands of walks and runs that take place year round. At PatientsLikeMe, our members have a voice in research by sharing data about their condition. However, we also support patients’ decision to take their involvement offline.
Earlier this year, PatientsLikeMe introduced a program to support and sponsor Walk/Run teams. We are encouraged by the success this initiative has already seen since its inception. To date, hundreds of people across all our communities have participated in teams sponsored by PatientsLikeMe, with many of those teams from our MS community.
Want to see some of our patients in action? Head on over to the PatientsLikeMe YouTube page at www.youtube.com/PatientsLikeMeMS and check out some of your fellow patients on the move. All the pictures from the video and more are also in our Facebook photo album, so check them out (and while you’re there don’t forget to friend us either!) Thanks to all who participated in the program and gave us the material for this first video. Keep on walkin’ everyone!
(Special props to our summer intern, Shane, for editing the video and producing the music for it!)