I donate a monthly sum to the national ME Association and/or their research fund. Every now and then I additionally support other fundraising schemes that I deem worthwhile. Until recently my monthly donations have been modest and I have felt it was necessary to direct them towards either research OR advocacy. My financial situation is now more stable and so I'm able to increase my contributions. I'm now torn between splitting the sum between the two, or deciding on putting maximum effort behind one of them. Research is our only hope of ever getting out of this hell, and I also believe it is important to show potential and future researchers that there is funding available in this field. However advocacy can be our route to better help and services in the short term, increasing QoL for the patient population and potentially make fundraising from the general population and/or our governments more easily accessible. Who do you (or would if you could) donate to, and why?