Tag Archives: International ME / CFS Awareness Day 2013

Niagara turns blue, green and purple for ME / CFS International Awareness Day 2013

16 May
Niagara Falls all lit up for ME / CFS & FM Awareness day 2013

Niagara Falls all lit up for ME / CFS & FM Awareness day 2013. Photo credit May12th.org

As mentioned in an earlier post, thanks to the hard work of the non-profit Canadian organisation May12th.org, we were treated to a spectacular show of powerful colour and light on the evening of May 12th 2013 as Niagara Falls turned blue for ME / CFS, purple for Fibromyalgia and green for Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.

Niagara Falls is breathtaking all by itself. Mr B and I were lucky enough to visit the Falls back in 2006 (before ME / CFS was part of my everyday life). The sheer power and force of the Falls’ water is incredible.

But seeing Niagara Falls all lit up in honour of the illnesses that cause so many of us so much pain, is simply amazing.

Did you stay up to see the show live either in person or via the Niagara Falls Live Webcam? Sadly with the time difference to the UK, I was asleep, but thanks to the stunning pictures taken by May12th.org, I don’t feel like I missed out at all.

You can see all the photos  here, the Facebook page of May12th.org.

A huge thank you to the May 12th Organisers who did all the hard work and made this happen. Do check out their website and Facebook page for more info and of course the all important pics!

For now, here’s another photo. This time Niagara is lit up in blue for ME / CFS.

The great Falls turn blue for ME / CFS. Photo credit May12th.org

The great Falls turn blue for ME / CFS. Photo credit May12th.org

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 🙂

%d bloggers like this: