Published 16 March 2019
There are several #MillionsMissing events and rallies happening around Australia during May 2019 and for International ME/CFS Awareness Day.
Perth, Western Australia
Event: #MillionsMissing ME/CFS Awareness Perth WA
Date: Saturday, 11 May 2019 from 2pm-4pm
Organiser: ME/CFS and Lyme Association of WA, Inc.
Location: Yagan Square, Perth CBD
“May 12th is International ME/CFS Awareness Day, and this year, awareness day activities are being planned right around the world between 5th and 12th of May. We’ve decided to hold our Perth #MillionsMissing event on Saturday, 11th of May this year (rather than the internationally planned date of the 12th) due to higher levels of pedestrian traffic walking by on Saturday, to create event photos for news on May 11th and 12th, and also to avoid any clashes with family time on Mother’s Day.
This is a great opportunity for our community to gather together and generate awareness for the illness, with displays of large signs, a sea of people wearing red #MillionsMissing t-shirts, and a field of empty pairs of shoes – representative of patients missing from their lives due to the illness.
The gathering will be held outdoors at Yagan Square, Perth CBD, and is wheelchair friendly.”
Adelaide, South Australia
Event: #MillionsMissing House Party
Date: Friday, 10 May 2019
Organiser: ME/CFS South Australia, Inc.
Location: A private residence
“Adelaide kicks off Australia’s #MillionsMissing at a House Party today.
Couches, cosiness and cupcakes kept the conversation flowing.
For the many who wanted to join us but couldn’t because of #MEcfs, we missed you!”
Event: MillionsMissing Melbourne 2019
Date: Saturday, 11 May 2019 from 1:00pm -5:00pm
Organiser: Emerge Australia Inc
Location: State Library of Victoria
“Join us on Saturday May 11th 2019 at the State Library Victoria to rally and raise awareness about ME/CFS.
We will be hosting the rally on the steps (Swanston Street side) from 1 to 2pm, before heading inside the library to the Village Roadshow Theatrette to enjoy a lineup of speaker presentations and afternoon tea (2pm onwards).
Bring along your shoes and signs to help make an impact! To join us for afternoon tea, please ensure you register.”
Sydney, New South Wales
Event: MillionsMissing Sydney
Date: Saturday, 11 May 2019 from 2:00pm -4:00pm
Organiser: Claudia Heath
Location: Older Women’s Network NSW, 8-10 Victoria Street, Newtown, New South Wales 2042
Join us for this free community event for International ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Awareness Day. Bring your friends, family and allies.
#MillionsMissing is a global #MEAction campaign for health equality for people with ME/CFS.
Pairs of shoes will represent the millions of people with ME/CFS globally who are missing from their lives because they are so ill.They are mostly unseen, ignored and missing from health equality.
Up to 250,000 Australians with ME/CFS are missing out on medical research funding, trained doctors and services like the NDIS.
Join us afterwards for a community panel discussion and videos followed by afternoon tea. Then hand out flyers to raise awareness in the local community.