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  • Living with fibromyalgia

      13 November 2021

    Hi all supporters of The FIDGIT Study. I've added an interview with a woman who has had fibromyalgia for many years. Her story is not uncommon.

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  • Extended closing date

      10 November 2021

    Hi everyone. With the study finally underway, I've extended the closing date on the fundraiser... more time to share with friends and family. In case you haven't seen it, I was interviewed by Support Fibro a while ago. The link is below. Please share, especially with folk you know who have fibromyalgia or might have larger networks, to help increase the reach - we need to recruit 100 women!

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  • Interview with Melissa Talwar (from Support Fibromyalgia)

      4 November 2021

    Melissa works tirelessly as a patient advocate, to raise awareness and support research for people with Fibromyalgia. She interviewed me regarding the project.

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  • We are recruiting

      4 November 2021

    Hi everyone.

    Thanks so much for your support and interest in The FIDGIT Study. We have commenced recruitment, so please pass on the word to those you know who can pass on the word.

    Thanks

    Sharon

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  • Covid-19 Delays Recruitment

      31 August 2021

    Hello supporters and generous contributors to The FIDGIT Study. Unfortunately, right on the eve of rolling our recruitment, New Zealand had an incursion of the delta variant of SARS-CoV2, triggering us into a nationwide lockdown.

    When we return to Alert Level 2, we will be able to kick off our recruitment phase.

    Thanks again for your support - and .. it's never too late to spread the word!

    Stay safe out there!

    Sharon

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  • Premium Sponsor Confirmed

      29 June 2021
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    I thought I'd share this exciting update on the FIDGIT Study. We can confirm a partnership has been formalised with the USA-based Viome Research Institute. This fantastic collaboration means microbiome testing is provided, and all additional funds raised can be used to ensure we can run the blood and urine tests.

    Thank you again for your contribution to this project. Your generosity and willingness to share our quest is making this possible.

    To find out more about the programs Viome is involved in: https://www.viome.com/vri/studies

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  • Fundraising Target

      19 June 2021

    Our goal is to raise $20,000, which is the cost of running leaky gut testing for 200 participants (100 with fibromyalgia and 100 controls). Thanks for your help!

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  • We are getting there

      19 June 2021
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    Thanks so much for your generous support of this study. We are gathering resources for conducting testing and plan to start the study in the next few weeks. Please help by spreading the news, as recruiting is just as critical as fund-raising. We are still short of the $20,000 needed to complete the suite of tests, but every little bit helps!

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  • Off to a good start

      1 June 2021

    Hi generous donors.

    Thank you so much for contributing to the fund for my research. Just over $500 raised so far, which is $5 for every woman to be studied. . .

    We're hoping to start recruiting early July, so if you can help spread the word, that would be great. I've included a short video about the project - if I can raise $50 for every woman, that will pay for the blood tests, which would be awesome!

    Thanks again for your support.

    warm regards

    Sharon

    (on behalf of people who suffer with fibromyalgia)

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