The Worldwide Association for ME/CFS Awareness and Research (WAMCARE) formerly the Blue RIbbon Campaign:
Same campaign, same goals, same team minus original leader, new name.
You have probably received word from our former President, Andrea Martell, that she has left our organization and wishes to return your donations to you. She is claiming that we are holding the money from you, and that is not the case. We have proceeded under the assumption that your donations were made to the group, not to Andrea as an individual. We have no problem returning your donation if that is what you wish. But you should know that our organization continues to exist, and plans on going forward in the same manner with our goals and plans to incorporate, raise funds for research and awareness. Our mandates have not changed. The only thing that has changed is our leader. Our board still exists and consists of the majority of members who were present in the original board. Our name will change. Our mission is the same. If you wish to have your donation back, we will of course respect your wishes and return it to you right away. However you also have the option of confirming that you wish our organization to proceed with your donation as before. Please let us know your decision and we will act promptly.
We as a group believe we have acted with integrity and fairness in this matter. Our policy has always been that our message is far more important than any one person, regardless of the role that person plays in the organization. Our intention is to abide by the wishes of our donors with regards to their contribution, promptly and securely.
Should you wish to continue to support our organization, please note that our new website will be created once we achieve non-profit incorporation status, which should happen soon. Until the new website is functioning, our new blog will serve to represent us and to continue interaction with our supporters and other interested parties. Please feel free to leave your comments on our blog (http://wamcare.blogspot.com), and your email if you wish to be notified of updates to our organization, have any questions or requests for information.
I am sorry this post is uncut but I feel it is important and needs to be read (as and when people are able!)
You can find us in our temporary homes, our blog wamcare.blogspot.com and on our team member Nicola's site www.hopestrengthjoyandlove.co.uk/WAMCARE.B
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