Public Awareness

One of the Foundations missions is to raise awareness through education and an important aspect of this is engagement with the community.  There are many opportunities to raise awareness through education at community events. 

Educational brochures and posters are provided by the Karl McManus Foundation and can be downloaded here

Some of these events include:

        Lyme Disease pamphlet
           

Annual National Campaign

Lyme Gladiolus Day, 16 September 

  • 2013 - Launched in NSW Guardian & Amcal Pharmacies 
  • Local awareness & fund raising at Beverly WA and Mackay QLD
  • 2014 - National Launch 
       
           

Ongoing National Campaign

  • National Lyme Disease Appeal – Launched 16 September 2011
    • Donations tins & Brochures distributed nationally, initially through Pharmacies
       
           

Lyme Gala Dinners

       
           

Community Talks

  • Council Talks
    • Lane Cove Council
      • 25 February, 2014
  • Ku-ring-ai Council
    • 18 February, 2014
    • 5 November, 2012
    • Rotary Talks
      • Drummoyne, Sydney 22 August, 2012
      • Turramurra, Sydney 16 October, 2012
      • Carlingford, Sydney April, 2013
      • Parramatta, Sydney 6 May, 2013
      • Other Talks
        • Anglican Church community seminar, Adelaide 12 October, 2012
       

Festivals & Community Events

  • Festival on the Green, St Ives
    • 6 May, 2012
    • 5 May, 2013
    • 4 May, 2014
    • Dog Day Out by the Bay, Roland Reserve Pittwater
      • 23 September, 2012
      • 22 September, 2013
      • Bunnings BBQ
        • Belrose, Sydney 7 July 2012
        • Belrose, Sydney 9 February, 2013
        • Belrose, Sydney 22 June, 2014
       

National & International Events

  • 1st NSW Lyme Protest, NSW Department of Health, North Sydney, 13 September 2012
  • 1st QLD Lyme Protest, QLD Department of Health, Brisbane, 23 November 2012
  • 2nd International World Wide Lyme Protest  (WWLP), NSW Department of Health, North Sydney, 10 May, 2013
  • 3rd  International World Wide Lyme Protest  (WWLP) Nepean Hospital, 16 May, 2014

 

If you would like the opportunity for members of the Foundation to present to your community please contact the foundation:

Mualla McManus
Email: info@karlmcmanusfoundation.org.au

PO Box 3129
North Turramurra
NSW 2074
Australia

         

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