Sunday, May 12, 2013

May 12th: Niagara Falls Goes Blue for ME/CFS


Mark takes a look at what’s going on around the world this weekend to mark International Awareness Day,

Niagara Falls Goes Blue

Where: Niagara Falls, Canada

When: May 12, 9:45 to 10:00 PM EST

The May 12th ME/FM Facebook page team have arranged to have Niagara Falls lit up with ME/FM colours. The Niagara Parks Commission of Niagara Falls Canada has confirmed that Niagara Falls will be illuminated in blue from 9:45 to 10:00 PM EST representing Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, and illuminated in purple from 10:15 to 10:30PM EST representing Fibromyalgia. The event can be watched live on the falls webcam.

May 12th is International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).

Awareness Day events also recognize Fibromyalgia (FM), Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), Gulf War Syndrome (GWS), Lyme Disease, and other chronic neuro-endocrine-immune diseases (NEIDs). Awareness Week runs from May 12th-18th, and the whole of May is Awareness Month. As with many awareness campaigns, ribbons are worn to show support for the campaign – blue for ME/CFS, purple for FM, and green for MCS.

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