Worldwide Lyme Protest May 10th & 11th 2013 Western Australia: Perth - Awareness Event, May 11th
The Days Events and Photos
The Days Round Up: The Perth Lyme crew had a huge day, with lots of activities and Lyme awareness happening. See below for : Photos from the buildings/landmarks that lit up green in Perth ; Photos from the day ; A you-tube video of Today Tonight interview with Western Australian Lyme patients. A link to the petition for Australian Lyme patient recognition and treatment.
A short summary of the day from Theresa Potgieter: "We gave out over 1000 Lyme awareness pamphlets (pamphlets were those from: Lyme Disease Association of Australia or Karl McManus Foundation). Each pamphlet was asked for and none was forced on anyone. As people were walking by it was hard to count, but our estimate was that at least 100 lymies and their family/friends attended over the extent of the awareness event. Hundreds of members of the public passed by our stalls".
Thank You to the Perth Cultural Centre, Bells Tower and Council House for their valued support and contribution to the success of the Lyme awareness day.
Top Left: Perth Cultural Centre. Sign: Lyme Awareness Day – Free activities: Face painting, and temporary tattoos, play dough, bubbles and more. Raffles with great prizes. Plus Free Screening of an Award winning documentary “Under Our Skin” at 12.30 on the big screen. Top Right: Perth Crowds watching "Under Our Skin" on the big screen. Bottom Left: Council House and Bell Tower Lighting up Green Bottom Right: The "Tick Hair-do's" designed and displayed by these sisters attracted quite a bit of attention, nationally and internationally.
See Below for many more photos of the day
Huge Thanks to the Perth Co-ordinators - Ailsa Burgess, Theresa Potgieter, Monika Smith and Leanne Downie - as well as everyone that contributed and came along to help make this event so successful.
Thanks also to Ailsa Burgess for organising Australia's first landmark, The Bell Tower, to commit to lighting up green for Lyme awareness. We were thrilled to announce that Perth’s iconic Bell Tower was to be added to places such as: Toronto's CN tower, Niagara Falls and the Peace Bridge to USA going green for Lyme Disease Awareness !!!
Bell Tower Shining for Lyme. Photo thanks to Michelle Davis
The Bell Tower was the first of many landmarks / buildings in Australia, including another couple in Perth, that subsequently "lit up for Lyme". See Australian Landmarks Shining for Lyme further details on other landmarks / buildings around Australia, including two more in Perth: The Council House, and Northbridge Piazza and surrounds.
Lyme-Light Photos Photos: Thanks to Sarah Burgess
Big Shout outs also to: Joseph Smith for entertaining the crowds with some saxophone tunes ; Jaimie Murray for organising an ambulance to be at the awareness event ; The Chryalis youth group for all there help.
Photo: Joseph Smith entertaining the crowds playing the saxophone
Thank you to Monika Smith for organising, Today Tonight for interviewing and airing, and all the people that participated in the Today Tonight segment opposite