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May 12: International ME/CFS Awareness Day
Friday 12 May 2017
Why May 12th?
May 12th was chosen as Awareness Day because it is Florence Nightingale's birthday. After returning from the Crimean War, Nightingale is believed to have had an ME/CFS-like illness that kept her house- and often bed-bound for the next 50 years of her life.
Badge Day in the City
Today is also the Society's Badge Day. We will be selling badges and asking for donations at Adelaide Central Plaza from 11:30-2:30pm. Look for us at both the North Terrace entrance and the Rundle Mall entrance to the Food Court.
Once again Concordia College students will be helping us out. Please come along and thank these delightful Year 9 students for their wonderful support.
David Pisoni MP, Member for Unley, will be coming at 11:30am, North Terrace entrance.
Awareness Ribbons will be available on the day for $1. They will also be available at our seminars and at the office. Details for mail purchasing have yet to be decided.
Social Media: Thunderclaps
A thunderclap allows a single message to be shared en masse, at one point in time, so it rises above the noise of your social networks. Please share widely.
Concordia Student Welfare Worker, Jason Kupke, will be talking about ME/CFS in the school's assembly on Friday (May 12th). Last week, one of our committee members had the opportunity to go and chat with the Year 9 students who will be collecting, and answered questions about ME/CFS. We are very thankful to Concordia College who have been extremely supportive of us again this year.
Hendon Primary School
Last year Pooraka Primary School started the ball rolling and this year Hendon Primary will be having an awareness fundraiser and wear crazy, colourful, outlandish socks for the day to say #SockItToME!
Light Up The Night
Iconic buildings and landmarks across the country turn blue as they join the May 12th global event Light Up The Night to raise awareness for ME/CFS.
Light Up The Night started in 2014 and had 36 public buildings and landmarks lit up blue from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Northern Ireland, Puerto Rico, USA, and the UK. Famous landmarks like Niagara Falls were included. In 2015, Australia had three buildings lit up, and in 2016 there were ten. This year we have 21 and possibly more!
In Adelaide, thanks to member Jac Andrea, Adelaide Oval was lit up on Thursday May 11th. This is the third year for Adelaide Oval.
Adelaide Town Hall will participate for the first time on Friday May 12th.
And you may have seen the SA Power Networks LED sign already displaying the ME/CFS picture. That went up on the 4th and will be there till about May 19th.
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