#MillionsMissing Visibility Action: Perth, Australia
Join our charity’s #MillionsMissing Visibility Action in Perth, Australia, on 11th May 2019!
May12th 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, 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.
What to bring:
You may like to purchase a red #MillionsMissing t-shirt to wear on the day. To make it easier to find the right shirt for you, we’ve put together a photo album here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ME.CFS.Western.Australia/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2084335128282182
Alternatively, you can wear red (for #MillionsMissing) or blue (for ME/CFS). We will be taking photos on the day.
We have about 100 pairs of shoes from our 2018 #MillionsMissing event, which we will again lay out on display. Those who can attend are also welcome to bring a pair of shoes to represent others who are unable to. However, you will need to be responsible for your own shoes and keeping an eye on them - we recommend only bringing second hand shoes that are no longer needed.
We will be bringing some #MillionsMissing themed signs from our event last year, but you are also welcome to bring your own and print anything that has been published for #MillionsMissing.
BYO food and drinks (or purchase from nearby vendors) for a picnic and social gathering with others. There are no BBQ facilities, and only limited shaded areas. Please BYO picnic rugs, folding chairs, and other items for comfort, and any unexpected weather changes on the day.
The gathering will be held outdoors at Yagan Square, Perth CBD, and is wheelchair friendly.
If you need to contact us, have any questions, or if you would like to help our volunteers on the day with setting up beforehand or packing down afterwards, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more information and see your parking and transport options, you can visit our event on Facebook here: