A key priority for Emerge Australia and for anyone living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is to raise awareness of the illness and to improve understanding and support in the community.
Therefore Awareness week from 11th to 17th May is an important time to join together and to be heard. Emerge Australia has arranged for the Melbourne Town Hall to be lit up in blue on the 12th to acknowledge ME/CFS and, in other states, there will be landmarks such as the Adelaide Oval and Sydney Town Hall similarly lit. In Melbourne the screening of the Forgotten Plague will be held on Friday 13th May with Senator Scott Ludlam and President of Emerge Australia, Sally Missing, participating in a discussion after the film has been shown.
Many members of the ME/CFS community are undertaking awareness raising activities and their support is gratefully acknowledged.