Saturday, August 8th is Severe ME Day. It is a day of awareness raising for those suffering severe myalgic encephalomyelitis as well as a day of remembrance. August 8th was the birthday of Sophia Mirza, a 32 year-old woman who died of ME. Here are three ways you can observe the day: 1) Join the Twitter
Tune in to the LIVE webcast on July 1st, 1:00PM EST and watch Dr Ian Lipkin and Dr Mady Hornig take the #ChilliMEchallenge!
Every Wednesday #MEawarenesshour is a set time to tweet and share stories about the illness, personal experiences, research, funding events, charities, artwork and poems on the subject, general awareness and hopefully put right a few misconceptions.
The NIH Pathways to Prevention workshop panel will hold a press telebriefing to discuss their findings and answer questions from members of the media.
While ME awareness day does not garner the attention that other illness do, patients and advocates are working hard to bring light to the issues. EmpowerHer summarizes the inspiring actions and events that took place this year: Monuments were lit up around the world including Peace Bridge in the United States, and Langevan Bridge, Niagara Falls, CN