May is awareness month for the related complex immunologic and neurologic diseases (CIND):
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Lyme Disease (LD), Gulf War Illness (GWI), Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).
May 12 is the specific date chosen to raise awareness for these diseases, because it’s Florence Nightingale’s birthday. After her groundbreaking work in nursing, Nightingale became bedridden for decades from a mysterious disease similar to ME.
This year, May12.org has developed an easy way to spread awareness across social media with a May awareness overlay for your Facebook, Twitter or other social media profile photo.
You have a choice of 8 graphics:
- Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
- ME & CFS
- Lyme Disease
- Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
- Chronic Lyme Disease
- Gulf War Illness
- Act Up 4 ME
To create your overlay, simply go to the easy overlay generator page and follow the instructions https://www.arlen.site/may12/filter/
There are four easy steps -
upload your profile photo or use your Facebook profile picture*
Select the overlay you desire
Download the result to your computer
Upload the result to any platform where you want to raise awareness
Everyone is welcome to use the awareness graphics on this page. Photos can be downloaded to your computer by right clicking on image and saving to your computer.
Thanks to Arlen Burroughs for volunteering to code and host this for everyone to use!
*Note: Awaiting approval from Facebook for permission to upload the photo directly to Facebook. In the meantime you can download the finished filter picture and upload to any platform.