About Us

May12th.org.au is the Australian website for May12th International ME/CFS Awareness Day, and includes events and information surrounding this day (and week and month) throughout the month of May. This project is a collaboration between patients, volunteers, and ME/CFS organisations from all around Australia.

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Supporting Organisations

Several ME/CFS charities and organisations support this project. Their support may involve one or more contributing ways such as financial, task-related, or by promoting the website and cause to their members and local patient community.

This website is maintained by ME/CFS and Lyme Association of WA, Inc. (formerly ME/CFS Society of WA, Inc.), with a number of organisations and volunteers (most patients themselves) from around Australia collaborating and assisting with this project and website.

Western Australia and South Australia also assist by supporting organisations and the community with coordination of various May12th activities and initiatives.

ME/CFS and Lyme Association of WA, Inc.
ME/CFS South Australia, Inc.
ME/CFS Australia, Ltd.
Bridges & Pathways Institute Inc. / Fibromyalgia Australia
Emerge Australia, Inc.

Financial Supporters

If your business or organisation would like to financially support our May12th project, please keep us in mind next time you are looking to make a donation to a charity or campaign. Our ME/CFS organisations are registered not-for-profits. ME/CFS and Lyme Association of WA, Inc. who runs this project, is registered with ACNC and has deductible gift recipient status.

ME/CFS Australia, Ltd.

ME/CFS Australia, Ltd. awarded our organisation a $1,500 grant toward May12th website expenses in 2016, as part of their organisation’s contribution to funding projects that would benefit our Australian patient community. (Two other ME/CFS organisations were also grant recipients during that grant round). This $1,500 has allowed our team to focus on May12th rather than also spending that time fundraising for it, so we thank ME/CFS Australia for their financial support.

ME/CFS and Lyme Association of WA, Inc.

As the original founding organisation of this project back in 2015, we have financially backed this website and associated expenses since its inception, and will continue to for as long as we are able. Our state organisation receives no funding and struggles with financial support each year, so we encourage all those living in WA to donate to our organisation to ensure we can remain operational each year, and for anyone around Australia to donate to this May12th project so that it remains securely funded for years to come.

Volunteers

This website was contributed to by a small group of Australian patients who are passionate about helping others and raising awareness about ME/CFS. Some of them are also volunteers and/or committee members from other organisations, or people outside our patient community with skills and time to contribute. Most have chosen not to be named and prefer to help out behind the scenes. (Those who provide their permission to be mentioned will be listed here in future).

Able to contribute?

Every small contribution adds up to great things. If you are a web developer, graphic designer, or marketing extraordinaire and have a few hours free here and there, then we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for skilled individuals who might:

  • Have professional experience in media or marketing and have media contacts, and able to help us write and disseminate media releases and articles.
  • Be working in graphic design and can help us with images for our website and social media.
  • Be savvy web developers and help to improve our design and coding.
  • Have fundraising campaign experience and assist us in national fundraising campaigns.

If you would like to help us out over the coming months (or years) as we continue to improve this website, then please send us a message on our Facebook page or contact us.

This page was last updated on 12 May 2019.

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