Support food allergy research funding - by 9/1/08

Posted on: Sat, 08/30/2008 - 8:56am
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Hi everyone,

We want to update you on our project "Find a Cure for Food Allergies" to support Food Allergy Initiative's research program. Some people have told us they don't believe this is real, but FAI is working closely with us, and you can see an announcement about it in the Newsworthy section on FAI's web site ( [url="http://www.faiusa.org"]http://www.faiusa.org[/url] or [url="http://www.foodallergyinitiative.org"]http://www.foodallergyinitiative.org[/url] ).

We made it to #26 in popularity a few days ago (out of 1190 projects), but in the last day or two we've slipped to #34. If you want to support funding for food allergy research, there's only 2 days left to help.

Please take a few minutes to help by nominating "Find a Cure for Food Allergies" on the Members Project website [url="http://www.membersproject.com"]http://www.membersproject.com[/url] . Anyone who has an email account can participate. You don't need to be a U.S. citizen. If you don't have an American Express card, just sign up as a Guest.

When you nominate, please consider posting a note in the Comments section of our project page on the Members Project web site. Let American Express know how much food allergy research funding would mean to you!!!

As a reminder, only the 25 most popular projects will be selected to be semi-finalists. American Express uses number of nominations and community involvement/comments as two criteria to measure popularity. Let's not miss this opportunity to earn up to $1.5 million to support food allergy research!

Thank you for your help!

Paul and Fran
(parents of a child with food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, sesame, and mustard)

Posted on: Mon, 09/01/2008 - 1:14pm
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Just one hour left to help Members Project "Find a Cure for Food Allergies"! (Nominating period ends midnight 9/1.)
If you're not yet convinced, here's some more information...
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is this a scam?
No, it's completely real. Members Project is an annual competition sponsored by American Express to provide funding to causes that people are passionate about. Here is a link that explains more about Members Project: [url="http://www.membersproject.com/about/index.html"]http://www.membersproject.com/about/index.html[/url] .
Here is direct link to our project: [url="http://www.membersproject.com/project/view/MBIFNC"]http://www.membersproject.com/project/view/MBIFNC[/url] .
2. Who gets the money?
American Express does not allow an organization to be named in the project description, but they allowed us to recommend one. We recommended Food Allergy Initiative. FAI is working closely with us -- you can see an announcement about the project in the Newsworthy section of FAI's website ( [url="http://www.foodallergyinitiative.org"]http://www.foodallergyinitiative.org[/url] ). We do not receive any money.
3. I'm having trouble "logging in".
You need to sign up first. You don't need to be an AmEx cardholder to sign up -- just sign up as a Guest. It's free; anyone 13 years or older who has an email account can sign up; you don't need to be a U.S. citizen.
4. Can we make it to the 25 semifinalists?
With your help, and only with your help, we can. The 25 semifinalists are selected based on popularity and other criteria. Popularity is measured by number of nominations and by community involvement/comments. So if you haven't already nominated, please take a few minutes to do so ( [url="http://www.membersproject.com"]http://www.membersproject.com[/url] ). If you have already nominated, please try to get 1 or 2 more people to nominate, and add a comment in the Comments section of our project page to tell AmEx that you support this important work.
Thank you again for your help!
Paul and Fran
(parents of a child with food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, sesame, and mustard)

Posted on: Tue, 09/02/2008 - 12:05pm
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Hi everyone,
The nominating period for Members Project ended yesterday (9/1), and we ended up with 1502 nominations (#37 out of 1190). But there's still a chance we'll make it to the semi-finals...
AmEx is still allowing comments to be posted, so if you'd like to post a comment here is the direct link to our page
[url="http://www.membersproject.com/project/view/MBIFNC"]http://www.membersproject.com/project/view/MBIFNC[/url] . Remember, along with number of nominations, community support is another measure AmEx is using to measure popularity.
The AmEx Advisory panel is in the process of choosing the 25 semifinalists over the next few days, so it would still be helpful to have more comments posted.
Thanks again for your help!!!
Fran

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