Phoenix Rising Hanging on For Dear Life with 15 Hours to Go in Chase Contest

September 19, 2012

 Hanging On For Dear Life….

With less than 15 hours to go in the Chase Contest Phoenix Rising asks for your help one more time!

Phoenix Rising is hanging on by its fingers and toes in the Chase Community Giving Contest.  Right now we’re at 163rd place and we need to place in the top 196 to win $10,000.  With about 15 hours to go we’re about 100 votes ahead of last place and we expect hundreds of votes to be cast on the last day of the contest. Last year 3 ME/CFS groups that were in the money the day before dropped out of it on the last day…We need your support!

We could do lots of things with this money…We could finish our ‘Rate a Practitioner’ program, produce a Community Rising project  to help you your local community, we could make the Forums more accessible, upgrade our website, etc… but first things first….


Anyone anywhere in the world who has a Facebook page or a Chase Account can vote! The contest ends at midnight Eastern Time (US), 11pm MT (US), 10pm CT (US) 9 pm Pacific Time (US), 5 am (United Kingdom)…

If you have voted – thanks! – and please pass the word around to your friends on email, Facebook and Twitter. Just a couple of friends could make a huge difference.

  • Phoenix Rising - If you haven’t voted yet simply go to Phoenix Rising’s page. Click “Vote”. If it asks you to “Allow” or “Allow App”, click Yes. Then click the Like and Send buttons to spread the word about Phoenix Rising.
  • NIDA - Then please vote for the Neuro Immune Disease Alliance (NIDA) – the other ME/CFS organization in the running. NIDA is currently at 84th place and could win 20K for ME/CFS research.  Please go to NIDA’s page and click “Vote”. Again, if it asks you to “Allow” or “Allow App”, click Yes. Then click the Like and Send buttons to spread the word about NIDA
Chase customers - if you happen to be a Chase Bank customer go to, log in, search for your Charity and do the same thing.

Chase your friends – Chase your family – Chase your dreams!

 Vote Now!


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Simon September 19, 2012 at 7:12 am

Great article, Cort, thanks.

Thanks too to Tom Kindlon for all his tweeting to his 400+ ME followers asking for votes.

Just to let people know that if they are concerned about “allowing” the Chase app they can always remove it at a later date. Instructions:


Merry September 19, 2012 at 11:09 am

Thanks, Simon, for the link to instructions about removing the Chase app after voting. My son is balking at voting because of the Chase app. I’ve sent the info to him.

Thanks to Tom Kindlon.

Has anyone had trouble accessing Chase Giving website today? I’ve tried a number of times in the last fifteen minutes with no luck. This is worrisome that this is happening on the last day of the contest when we’re scrambling for votes. (I can’t access my bank account either, but that’s a minor problem compared to the effort to win this contest.)


Merry September 19, 2012 at 11:14 am

I was able to access Chase Giving through Facebook:


Cort September 19, 2012 at 11:16 am

Its been up and down…I’ve been able to get in fine at times and not other times…I can’t get into my Chase account either…For those who haven’t voted yet please be patient. we have less than 7 hours left in the contest for $10,000 for us and $20,000 for NIDA :)


Cort September 19, 2012 at 11:17 am

Thanks so much Tom for your support…That’s alot of tweeters!


SpecialK82 September 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm

LOL Merry – hope you are able to get into your bank account soon :)


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