Our mission

With a sense of urgency, we rally for recognition, education, and research, aiming to ensure that every individual with ME/CFS receives the compassionate and effective care, as well as the necessary support they deserve, and ultimately a cure.

Our story

Together we are fighting for those who can’t anymore.

Welcome to the WE&ME Foundation.

The WE&ME Foundation (formerly TEMPI Foundation) was established in 2020 by the Ströck family and is situated in Vienna, Austria, where the family is renowned for their "Ströck" bakeries, which have delighted generations with their baked goods.

The Ströck family's journey has been profoundly influenced by the impact of ME/CFS, shaping the essence and purpose of the WE&ME Foundation with unwavering determination. Two brothers, Christoph and Philipp Ströck, both affected by ME/CFS, guide the foundation's mission. Christoph, the younger sibling, was diagnosed in 2016 after years of illness, and his condition worsened due to misconceptions surrounding ME/CFS. In 2018, Philipp, the older sibling, also received a diagnosis.

The family's firsthand experience revealed the scarcity of doctors with expertise in diagnosing and treating ME/CFS. Over the years, the Ströck family has come to realize the significance of the grievances surrounding social security and support for the millions of affected ME/CFS patients.

The ongoing shortage of professionals in this field has led to patients being left to navigate their journey for diagnosis and necessary assistance independently, a situation that frequently contributes to irreversible deterioration in patients' health. In many cases, they are unable to return to their jobs, leading to a lack of social security support. The situation patients and their loved ones find themselves in on top of the reality of this cruel illness are entirely unacceptable.

Initially self-funded, the foundation now strives to raise funds and awareness for research to improve the situation for patients and their loved ones.

The Ströck family and the dedicated WE&ME team are committed to funding groundbreaking research that unveils the complexities of ME/CFS, moving closer to effective treatments and a cure. Our unwavering commitment, we hope, is reflected in every initiative we undertake, as we strive to alleviate the burdens imposed by ME/CFS.

Join us on this journey to make a tangible difference in the lives of those affected by ME/CFS. Together, we can move forward and bring about positive change.

Organization

Unified by one single goal.

Board of Directors

Gabriele Ströck

Gabriele Ströck

Gerhard Ströck

Gerhard Ströck

Foundation Team

Philipp Ströck

Co-Founder

Philipp Ströck

Co-Founder

Michael Ströck

Co-Founder

Michael Ströck

Co-Founder

Marie-Therese Burka

Chief Operations Officer

Marie-Therese Burka

Chief Operations Officer

Stephanie Dürnstein

Stephanie Dürrstein

Administration

Stephanie Dürnstein

Stephanie Dürrstein

Administration

Caroline Ströck

Special Operations

Caroline Ströck

Special Operations

Hermisson

Joachim Hermisson

Scientific Coordination

Hermisson

Joachim Hermisson

Scientific Coordination

Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Maureen Hanson

Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Prof. Maureen Hanson

Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Ronald W. Davis

Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics

Ronald W. Davis

Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics

Prof. David Putrino

Professor Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance

Prof. David Putrino

Professor Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance

Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Oskar Smrzka

CEO/CSO Ablevia Biotech GmbH

Dr. Oskar Smrzka

CEO/CSO Ablevia Biotech GmbH

Dr. Untersmayr Eisenhuber

Prof. DDr. Eva Untersmayr-Elsenhuber

Specialist in Clinical Immunology

Dr. Untersmayr Eisenhuber

Prof. DDr. Eva Untersmayr-Elsenhuber

Specialist in Clinical Immunology

Dr. Michael Stingl

Dr. Michael Stingl

Specialist in Neurology

Dr. Michael Stingl

Dr. Michael Stingl

Specialist in Neurology

Dr.Martin Kommenda-Lett

Dr. Martin Kommenda-Lett

Specialist in Neurology

Dr.Martin Kommenda-Lett

Dr. Martin Kommenda-Lett

Specialist in Neurology

Dr. Corinna Geiger

Dr. Corinna Geiger

Specialist in Internal Medicine focus: Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutritional Medicine

Dr. Corinna Geiger

Dr. Corinna Geiger

Specialist in Internal Medicine focus: Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutritional Medicine

Felda

Felda Salas BSN, RN

Specialist for ME/CFS care

Felda

Felda Salas BSN, RN

Specialist for ME/CFS care

Dr. Rudolf Ströck

Dr. Rudolf Ströck

General practitioner

Dr. Rudolf Ströck

Dr. Rudolf Ströck

General practitioner

Prim. Sebesta

Prim. Prof. Dr. Christian Sebesta

Specialist in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Hematology and Oncology

Prim. Sebesta

Prim. Prof. Dr. Christian Sebesta

Specialist in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Hematology and Oncology

Patient Advisory Board

Susan Kandarian, PhD

Professor of Health Sciences

Susan Kandarian, PhD

Professor of Health Sciences

Dianna Cowern

Science Communicator "Physics Girl"

Dianna Cowern

Science Communicator "Physics Girl"

Daniel

Mag. Daniel Loy

Daniel

Mag. Daniel Loy

Petra Schaschl

Mag. Petra Schaschl-Petersmann

Petra Schaschl

Mag. Petra Schaschl-Petersmann

Advisory Board

Rudolf Anschober

Consultation on health and social policy issues

Rudolf Anschober

Consultation on health and social policy issues

Irene Ströck

Geschäftsführerin Ströck GmbH

Irene Ströck

Geschäftsführerin Ströck GmbH

Peter Augendopler

Owner Backaldrin

Peter Augendopler

Owner Backaldrin

Oliver Holle

CEO Speedinvest

Oliver Holle

CEO Speedinvest

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United, we are marching towards a better life for ME/CFS patients.

Unfortunately, this takes time and doesn't happen overnight. ME/CFS patients don’t simply wake up one day and are able to walk back into their normal lives.

But there is hope, and we are here to fight for those who can't anymore. By funding more research and raising awareness, we are getting there.

Step by step.

100% of donations go directly to research.

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United, we are marching towards a better life for ME/CFS patients.

Unfortunately, this takes time and doesn't happen overnight. ME/CFS patients don’t simply wake up one day and are able to walk back into their normal lives.

But there is hope, and we are here to fight for those who can't anymore. By funding more research and raising awareness, we are getting there.

Step by step.

100% of donations go directly to research.

Follow us:

United, we are marching towards a better life for ME/CFS patients.

Unfortunately, this takes time and doesn't happen overnight. ME/CFS patients don’t simply wake up one day and are able to walk back into their normal lives.

But there is hope, and we are here to fight for those who can't anymore. By funding more research and raising awareness, we are getting there.

Step by step.

100% of donations go directly to research.

Follow us: