Monday, November 7, 2011
Art 4 Who?
Quite some time ago I set up the ‘Art 4 XMRV’ project. The idea was that artists and crafty people could contribute their images and I would post them on our Redbubble site for sale as gift cards, prints, shirts etc. All the money raised would be donated to support ME/CFS research. The project has been quite successful in both giving our creative community an outlet for their work and also helping to raise some much needed funds.
Due to the recent developments with XMRV and the Whittemore Peterson Institute I have decided to re-brand Art 4 XMRV to Art 4 ME. It’s more general and inclusive and seems to please more people. We were donating all profits to the WPI but because the community is now very divided I feel the best thing to do is to just simply ask where you all think the money should go?
So, please leave a comment with your suggestion for who we should now donate out profits too. We don’t make a lot of money so unfortunately we will have to just choose one organization to support rather than splitting the money between several.
Due to annoying restrictions on facebook, the only way I could change the name there was to delete a whole bunch of people (you can only change the name of a page if it has less than 100 members). So, PLEASE go back to our facebook page and see if you are still a member or not and ‘like’ the page if need be. It’s a good way to see when new work is added or when we have specials or other info to tell you. The facebook page is here - https://www.facebook.com/art4xmrv (yes the url still says art4xmrv but the page itself is now Art 4 ME).
Coming up to Christmas we are trying to encourage all artists to contribute images suitable for Christmas cards, so if you have something then please get in touch. We will also be adding a few Calendars for sale in time for the New Year.
Finally, you can find the new Art 4 ME site here - http://www.redbubble.com/people/art4xmrv
P.S. don’t forget to leave your message with suggestions for who we should donate our money to!