Krl McManus Fooundation Community Lottery
The Community Lottery is a self-help scheme for not-for-profit organisations such as the Karl McManus Foundation.
Tickets are $2 each and Karl McManus Foundation retain 100% of all proceeds which they generate through the sale of both paper and online tickets.
People’s Choice and their partners meet all the costs associated with prizes, promotional material, advertising, printing of tickets, and coordinate all administrative essentials such as distribution, licensing, and statutory requirements - leaving participating organisations clear of any cost.
Extra online 'early bird' prize: a Hyundai i20!
150 prizes worth a total of $360,000
FUND RAISING FOR VITAL RESEARCH
Fund raising is at the forefront of the KMF’s activities. The Foundation aims to raise funds for urgently-needed research into borreliosis (also known as Lyme disease, Lyme-like disease, Lyme borreliosis or relapsing fever), and to raise awareness of borreliosis and tick-borne diseases in Australia. As more people join in and become motivated by their personal and family experience, more fund raising events are being planned. We invite you to join us as we work to raise awareness and gain recognition of borreliosis in Australia.
Below are some of the ways in which you can help:
National Campaign: National Lyme Disease Appeal
Launched in September 2011, this is a continuous campaign run through donation tins in pharmacies throughout Australia.
Information brochures on tick-borne diseases are also provided.
Lyme Gladiolus Day
16 September each year is now Lyme Gladiolus Day.
The gladiolus is the favoured flower of Dame Edna Everage, whose creator, Barry Humphries, is a patron of the KMF.
Create a Local Event
Be inspired and run a local event to raise awareness and raise funds for vital research into borreliosis and other tick-borne diseases. This could be at a school fete, a lime t-shirt day at your school or office, lime coloured cup cake stalls, pot plant sales, trivia nights and more.
Lyme Gala Dinners
Organise an evening of glamorous fun and an opportunity to mingle with key community personalities, researchers, clinicians and more. Each state in Australia can initiate a gala dinner by inviting the state governor, politicians and key personalities in the local community. The KMF is happy to support each initiative and provide guidance in planning. Or, if you’re unable to organise a dinner, you can still attend your local gala dinner as a guest!
An evening event, usually once a year, in participating states.
The Melbourne Gala Dinner, Brighton, Victoria (14 Nov 2013) was the first held.
The Sydney Lyme Gala Ball will be held in November 2014 - Contact KMF for more information.
Lyme Awareness Day at your Workplace or School
It can be any day but especially on Lyme Gladiolus day on 16 September. A great reason to sell the wonderful Gladiolus merchandise and to spread the word or even dress up as Dame Edna, our patron. Run raffles; dress up in lime gear and sell (and eat!) lime coloured cupcakes and cordial; or grab your local sports team or a local celebrity to raise awareness.
Wendy and friends from Beverly, WA held a fantastic 14 September, informing and inspiring many of the locals.
Congratulations to Lindy Fry-Mitchell (diversional therapist) and Leah Tedman who held a Lyme Awareness Day at New Auckland Place Care Facility, Mackay, QLD in September 2013. Much activity, fun and education.
Come along and lend a hand in creating a fun sausage sizzle for hungry Bunnings customers and to share information about borreliosis and tick-borne illness. Contact the KMF if you require help in applying for a BBQ allocation at your local Bunnings. Sausage sizzles can be held on any weekend, approximately once a year, and usually require a 3 - 4 hour shift between 8am-5pm.
Community Festivals - Lyme Stall
Festival on the Green, St Ives, Sydney
Dog Day by the Bay, Pittwater, Sydney
Bellingen Festival, Bellingen, NSW
School Fetes - Lyme Stall
Have a stall at your school fete with information brochures, lime balloons, lime cupcakes, raffles and more.
Film screenings - "Under Our Skin: The Untold Story of Lyme Disease"
Host an informative movie night.
Trivia Nights and Wine Tastings
Host a Trivia night with a lime coloured theme and raffles through your social, school, church, sporting or community.
Growing evidence of an emerging tick-borne disease that causes a Lyme like illness for many Australian patients
On 12 November 2015, the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report:
The growing evidence of an emerging tick-borne disease that causes a Lyme‑like illness for many Australian patients.