Worldwide Lyme Protest May 10th & 11th 2013 New South Wales: Coffs Harbour - Awareness Event, May 11th.
The Days Events and Photos
The Days Round-up: In Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, the weather was a little unkind with intermittent showers throughout the morning. Despite the rainy weather however, the NSW North Coast team ensured that the Lyme word was spread, with around around 100 Lyme patients, their families and friends gathering to raise public awareness of Lyme and co-infections. Hundreds of brochures were handed out, tick repellent clothing was sold and there was raffles to raise money for Lyme research.
See below for: Photos of the day, as well as photos of the Big Banana lighting up green. Links to media/news stories.
Huge Shout Outs to The Big Banana for lighting up green. Special thanks to Michael Lockman (GM) for organising on such short notice. Many thanks also to OzPrint at Coffs Harbour for making and donating the extra large posters seen in the photo opposite.
Photo: Steve and Matilda Young. Steve is holding up a poster of the 'Lyme Lives Here' "Avatar" concept developed by Tom Goddard and Sharon Whiteman (LDAA) and designed by Sim Hadad.
Many Lyme patients around Australia changed their profile picture to the avatar to represent solidarity in May. The Avatar was also used by people around the world, with the flag/map being altered to represent their own country. Click for more on Lyme Lives Here Campaign
Huge Thanks to the Coffs Harbour Co-ordinators Steve and Natalie Young, Sara Walker and Teri Houbert as well as everyone that contributed and came along to help make this event so successful.
Steve & Natalie Young
Picture Below: Steve Young being Interview for News Story "Attention Drawn to Lyme" Photo Thanks to: Jade Douglas
The Coffs Harbour Crew drummed up some great media coverage ; as well as the two links provided for "Green Light Shines a Spotlight on Nasty Disease" and "Attention Drawn to Lyme" - further media stories were printed in the local papers. Unfortunately there seems to be no on-line link to these stories ; below are picture shots of two further articles covering the event.(Click on picture to enlarge in order to read)
"Lyme disease event gets tick of approval"
Coffs Harbour Awareness Day Photo Albums
Photos: Thanks to Dianne Rae
Photos: Thanks to Steve and Natalie Young
"The Fight of his Life"
Event Poster and Further Information
NSW North Coast: Coffs Harbour Co-ordinators: Natalie and Steve Young, Sara Walker, Teri Houbert Awareness Event: Awareness & Fundraiser Location: City Centre Mall, Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour Date & Time: Saturday 11th May, 10am – 12pm Facebook Event Page:https://www.facebook.com/events/600285503332878/ Further Information: See Flyer
A Downloadable Flyer (Seen Above) For this Event :