Niagara turns blue for International ME / CFS Awareness Day 12 May 2013

4 May
Niagara Falls, Canada. Photo source: May 12th ME / CFS and FM International Awareness Day

Niagara Falls, Canada. Photo source: May 12th ME / CFS and FM International Awareness Day

In my post last weekend I told you about the All Fall Down Event taking place in London on 12 May 2013 for International ME / CFS Awareness Day 2013.

I’ve now learned of an event happening at Niagara Falls, Canada. Thanks to the hard work of the people behind the May 12th organisation, 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 on 12 May 2013 representing Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.). Niagara Falls will also be illuminated in purple from 10:15 to 10:30PM EST representing Fibromyalgia. Find out more on the May 12th – International ME / CFS & FM Awareness Day Facebook page.

How amazing is that? Niagara Falls coloured blue and then purple in honour of ME / CFS and FM, amazing. I think it’s awesome. Slowly but surely ME / CFS awareness is becoming mainstream.

I’ve also heard of sponsored dressing gown days and lie-ins to raise money and awareness for ME / CFS. Why not organize a dressing gown day at your place of work, school or college? What could be more comfy than spending the day in your PJs and dressing gown? So many ME / CFS sufferers don’t have the choice and have to spend their time in PJs or dressing gowns as they simply don’t have the strength to get dressed.

We’d really appreciate all the help we can get to raise awareness of the debilitating illness that is ME / CFS. However big or small, please get involved πŸ™‚

14 Responses to “Niagara turns blue for International ME / CFS Awareness Day 12 May 2013”

  1. Jackie May 4, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    Thanks for sharing. That’s really neat!

    • myjourneythrume May 4, 2013 at 11:43 am #

      It’s good isn’t it?! I thought it was really cool! I hope there’ll be some media coverage outside of Canada itself so we can see it.

  2. Melanie May 8, 2013 at 12:27 am #

    This is great! Would you mind if I used your post on my blog? I will link back to your blog and give you credit πŸ™‚

    • myjourneythrume May 8, 2013 at 5:14 am #

      Hi Melanie, thanks so much for visiting and commenting. I’d love you to use my post on your blog, I look forward to reading it.

  3. Donna Richburg May 8, 2013 at 11:46 am #


  4. may12thawareness May 11, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    Thanks fof helping to promote the event. You can watch it on the falls webcam at

    • myjourneythrume May 13, 2013 at 8:10 am #

      Thanks for the link. With the time difference to the UK sadly I was asleep but am going to try and find some pics online today to see it.

  5. Giada May 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm #


  6. may12thawareness May 13, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    For photos go to Please LIKE & SHARE the photos. Thanks

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