Help me help you!


My name is Rich Mancuso and I am the founder of the Penny For Your Thoughts Campaign. The simple act of asking the right people for herpes awareness and help.

With the recent studies making the possible direct connect to Alzheimer’s due to (Herpes simplex) HSV1, HHV6 and HHV7, and the 2 to 3 fold increased risk factor of contracting HIV due to (Herpes simplex) HSV2, it is now more important than ever to ask for help.

The Penny for your thoughts campaign is a great opportunity that allows you to ask for help and to give you a voice. A voice for yourself or for others who are suffering silently. This effort does not exclude people who are doing just fine and are not affected by the herpes virus, we need your help as well!

I have created a form letter that can be easily printed and addressed to your own local Congressman or Senator, asking for help with Herpes research and asking to fast track the study of the Herpes vaccine, RVX101 and RVX201. {1} This will help the proper representatives understand that we need help now, rather than waiting the customary 15 years.

Even if you do not support the vaccine that I received, you can still ask for awareness and funding towards herpes research by sending the letter or creating one yourself. You will be helping yourself and many other people but you never even met.


This fund raiser is strictly to fund the campaign. The money used will be for

1. Paper, envelopes, stamps and printer ink.

2. Boosting campaign related posts on Facebook and Instagram.

3. Website and website maintenance

4. Boosting the petition on change .org

5. Other costs related to the campaign.

If you do not wish to donate that’s totally OK. You can still help and do all of these things yourself—by going to the website, downloading the letter, and mailing them off. Either way you will be helping the cause.

Thank you

Rich Mancuso

{1} Vaccine was previously named Theravax.


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