WORLD MENINGITIS DAY 2016 MEMBER ACTIVITIES

Our members from our three regions, Europe-AfricaAsia-Pacific and the Americas, organised some fantastic activities to celebrate World Meningitis Day! Have a look at some of their events to get inspired for next year’s celebrations.    

The Meningitis Centre in Australia organised a social media campaign using CoMO Toolkit materials and sharing images with quotes from family members of meningitis sufferers.

Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada organised a terrifying CN Tower EdgeWalk for meningitis awareness & prevention. Not for the fainthearted! 

The Kimberly Coffey Foundation in America partnered with Pfizer on a video telling Kimberly's moving story to spread awareness of meningococcal meningitis. 

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The Meningitis Association of South Africa had a National Awareness day on the 22nd April which included 4 radio interviews and 1 Twitter radio interview. Schoolchildren made a fantastic effort to dress ‘Blue for Meningitis’.    

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Japan Child Meningitis Organisation (JACMO) held World Meningitis Day with the affected families in Tennoji Park in Osaka. Using the CoMO ’24 Hours’ theme they performed a vaccination campaign through a vaccine drama. Their handmade pamphlets were distributed among the audience and the event was demonstrated in a huge soap bubble

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Meningitis Relief Canada (MRC) organised a brilliant ‘Walk on the Waterfront Trial’, promoting CoMO’s 24 Hours theme throughout. 

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Ensemble contre la Méningite - Association Petit Ange organised a ‘24 Hour’ relay event where people walked and ran for various amounts of hours including one extremely impressive 24 hour walk to raise money and awareness for meningitis.