About Us

In the spirit of a true grassroots organization, The Blue Ribbon Foundation started as an idea, which manifested into a documentary (Forgotten Plague), and eventually shaped a movement.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation’s mission is to foster a national public dialogue that can lead to finding the cause, cure, and prevention of neuro-immune diseases.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors consists of:
Linda Tannenbaum (Executive Director, Open Medicine Foundation)
Joey Tuan (Co-Founder, HealClick.com)
Giridhar Subramanian (Analyst, CSX Transportation)
Hannah Tsui (Entrepreneur)
Nicole Castillo (Co-Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Forgotten Plague documentary film)
Ryan Prior (Co-Director, Producer, Writer, Forgotten Plague documentary film)

We also have a team of volunteers who help run day-to-day operations.

The Foundation’s current programs consist of:
–Producing the documentary feature film Forgotten Plague.
–Administering the Blue Ribbon Fellowship for medical students to study ME/CFS at premier neuro-immune institutes
–Grassroots fundraising and community-building activities via the Step Up for ME program.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation is a non-profit corporation established in the State of Georgia and with 501(c)3 status pending. Donations made after the 1023 filing date are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. See us for more details.

State of Georgia Certificate of Incorporation
Blue Ribbon Foundation Bylaws (2013)

EIN: 46-357-4768

Welcome to the Blue Ribbon Foundation Community!
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