For many years now, May 12 has informally been designated as awareness day for myalgic encephalomyelitis, aka "chronic fatigue syndrome," a devastating neuroimmune disease that involves debilitating pain, cognitive impairment, crushing exhaustion, and a host of other symptoms. As of this particular May 12, the date will officially
become ME/CFS Awareness Day in Tucson, Arizona. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will read the proclamation this afternoon during Together We Act
, an event geared toward (obviously) promoting awareness, and also toward raising money for research into ME
If you're in the Tucson area, you should come. The event is at Monterey Court (505 W. Miracle Mile), goes from 1 to 3 p.m. and features ...
- Stand-up comics
- The aforementioned proclamation by Mayor Rothschild
- Music by Cinder Bridge (that's us!)
Yay! See you there.