I am a Chase customer. I support Whittemore Peterson Institute in the CCG contest. I am writing you to let you know how great WPI is and urge you to award them some of the discretionary contest funds.
I have had ME/CFIDS for ___ years. 17 million people worldwide have this devastating neuroimmune disease, with virtually no viable treatment options and little bona fide research.
That is, until the Whittemore Peterson Institute recently came along. One family, fighting for their daughter's life, footed the bill and opened a state of the art Institute to research neuroimmune disease. As the New York Times noted, comparing WPI to Michael J. Fox's Foundation and others, "Harvey and Annette Whittemore were not the first to start a research foundation out of desperation to find answers for an incurable disease... But few if any of the private groups have produced notable results as quickly as the Whittemore Peterson Institute has."
Unfortunately, the Whittemore family can no longer cover all of the Institute's costs alone. WPI needs help raising money that will all go toward desperately needed research for a cure. This is where you can help. Please award this most deserving of charities as much of your discretionary funding as possible!
Thank you for your consideration.