Worldwide Lyme Protest May 10th & 11th 2013 Victoria : Melbourne - Awareness Event, May 11th
The Days Events and Photos
The Days Round-up: The Victorian Lyme team had a huge day, with lots of activities and Lyme Awareness happening.
A short summary of the day from Sue McFarlane: "In Melbourne's Federation Square we had a very successful afternoon, with around 80-100 Lyme patients, family and friends attending throughout the event. We handed out over 1000 brochures and talked to many passers by about Lyme disease. Everyone enjoyed the live music and the face painting was a hit with children and adults alike. It was a great atmosphere and a great day was had by all who came along. Federation square also lit up green on both Friday and Saturday night".
See below for: Photos of the day, and also from Federation square that lit up green for awareness. A you-tube video Federation Square Big Screen. The awareness advertisement from Ch31 TV Melbourne. Links to media coverage.
Thank You to Federation Square for their valued support and contribution to the success of the Lyme awareness day.
Top (Banner) and Top Left: Photo of some of the Victorian Lyme Crew that were able to make it on the day. Top Right: Federation Square Lighting up Green Bottom Left: Loved this poster with the little "ditty' written by Mark. Lyme patient to the far right... See further down the page for the words - and also for those that are not Australian's -the explanation as to why this verse is a classic. Bottom Right: One of the Lyme Awareness Boards made up for the day.. This one by Sue McFarlane.
Huge thanks to the Melbourne co-ordinators - Sue McFarlane, David & Kim Trathen, Keith Hooper and Beth Fleming - as well as everyone that contributed and came along to help make this event so successful.
David & Kim Trathen
A big thank you also goes out to Caitlin Jolly of Channel 31 TV Melbourne for this following clip that aired in the lead up to the Melbourne Lyme Awareness event. The clip mentions Lyme awareness in the beginning - and also the Victorian event at the end.
Big Shout Outs also go to: Michelle & Steve Kelly for jumping on board to help with the event not long after having finished one of their own Lyme awareness events ; Maddy Varcoe and friends for performing "Right These Wrongs" and other music on the day ; Jenna for singing ; Westy David for filming on the day ; Nancy Walsh and Jan Lamb for making the green Slyme - aka Play dough, Jeanie and Dream Faces for the Face painting ; so many others - thank you all !!!
Federation Square Big Screen Advertising and "Going Green" Federation Square Slides Clip: The Following is a short clip of Federation Square - Big Screen Advertisement for the awareness day, as well as a few photos of "lighting green". Thank you to David Trathen for organising as well as the footage and photos. Thanks also to Sim for altering the poster slides for use in the advertising.
Federation Square was one of many landmarks / buildings in Australia, that kindly "lit up for Lyme". See Below for more pictures of Fed Square, and Australian Landmarks Shining for Lyme for further details on other landmarks / buildings that lit up green around Australia.
Some of our awesome next generation Lyme Warriors - thanks guys!!!
Protest Sign Classic: As pictured above, thanks to Mark Rostoks
We’re cranky little Lymies As sick as sick can be We all enjoy our antibiotics For breakfast, lunch and tea Our Doctors say we’re getting better every single week Because we love our doxycycline We all adore our ceftriaxone LYME PUTS AN INJECTION IN EVERY BUTT CHEEK
For those that aren't from Australia - this was written to a classic tune from an old vegemite advertisement -
We're happy little Vegemites As bright as bright can be. We all enjoy our Vegemite For breakfast, lunch and tea. Our Mummies say we're growing stronger every single week Because we love our Vegemite. We all adore our Vegemite. IT PUTS A ROSE IN EVERY CHEEK!
Original Vegemite Commercial
Photos: Thanks to David Trathen
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More Pictures from the Melbourne Awareness Event can be seen:
VIC: Melbourne: Federation Square Co-ordinators: Sue McFarlane, David Trathen, Keith Hooper, Beth Fleming Awareness Event: Manning a table in the square, chatting to the public and handing out Lyme awareness brochures. Live Music, face painting, and other fun activities planned! Location: Federation Square - on Flinders Street - Melbourne