To honour the pwme (and their carers/parents) who are having to endure this biological illness - whilst the absence of publicly funded biomedical research into ME is allowed to continue by the
government - Invest in ME has approached Google regarding marking ME Awareness Day, 12th May, with a special Google Doodle.

Our email -

Please would you consider marking ME Awareness Day 2006 with a
Google Holiday logo commemorating this day.
ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) is a debilitating illness and 12th
May every year is marked as ME Awareness Day across the world.
Normally we mark this with a blue ribbon and I am sure you could
make this into a wonderful Google logo.

Any help in raising awareness of ME would be greatly appreciated.


Reply from Google-

Hi (Invest in ME),
Thank you for your note. We apologize for our delayed response. We
really appreciate your thoughtful suggestion about a special doodle
to honor ME Awareness Day, and we'll keep it in mind for the future.
Thanks again for taking the time to write.
Regards,
The Google Team


Any help from anyone to support this idea, and to publicise this note on other noticeboards, is welcome.

Let's get Google to mark the main day in ME Awareness Month with a recognition around the world.

Address to email is - help@google.com and IiME's request is [#43193204] or use this link to request our logo.

Entitle the email -  Holiday Logos .

More details of Google Doodles are this address 
http://www.google.com/intl/en/holidaylogos.html

 

Please email us - contact us here with any news on this.

www.investinme.org

Postscript - We are glad to receive news from CFS-Alliance that they have supported our request for the ME Google-Doodle.

To: Invest in ME
 
The CF-Alliance received information regarding your request to Google for a ME/CFS Awareness Day logo May 12th logo on their website.
The volunteer staff and I believe it to be an excellent idea and sent Google a letter in support of it. Below please find our letter to Google.
 
Warm Wishes,
Lee Cohen PhD
CF-Alliance Coordinator
http://cf-alliance.tripod.com/


 
Re: IiME's Google Doodle Request #43193204, help@google.com

Dear Google,

ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in the USA is a serious, debilitating illness and 12th May is recognized annually as its Awareness Day worldwide.
I am writing to request consideration in marking ME Awareness Day 2006 with a Google Holiday logo on May 12th.
ME (CFS) Awareness Day is marked this with a blue ribbon. It is with confidence that I am requesting the honor of one of Google's outstanding logos that day.
Please know, Google assistance's in spreading the word that ME (CFS) is recognized as a real and life devastating illness faced by millions is essential
for the future health of sufferers across the globe.
Many thanks for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,
Lee Cohen PhD