International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day October 7th Light Up In Teal
I am humbled by the turn out of our members and stakeholders, who took photos of the landmarks which were Lit up in Teal all around Australia. Our Association members and Facebook members of the two groups below, made sure we had photos of the Eastern Coast sites.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Australia | Facebook
Trigeminal Neuralgia – Australia/New Zealand * | Groups | Facebook
We would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Julia McDonald – the Secretary of the Trigeminal Neuralgia Western Australia, who organised photographers for the sites in Albany, Perth, Geraldton and Broom
Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group – Strength Through Shared Experience (trigeminalneuralgiawa.com.au)
We had a few minor issues – unfortunately Albany City Centre was not lit up, and The Glasshouse, in Port Macquarie lit up during the day which was not the agreement. Broome Water Tower lit up in a fetching red colour, however – with the magic of desktop design apps we changed the colour to blue.
Despite the difficulties, we created a buzz. Sufferers of Trigeminal Neuralgia could see a beacon of hope highlighting some magnificent buildings. We know that the Teal Light provided support and a feeling of community to all sufferers.
I would like to thank Helen Tyzack our Vice President – who wrote the media releases and contacted media outlets all around the country, liaising with sufferers in each location to personalise their stories.
Townsville Bulletin wrote up a story about Haley Plaza in Townsville.
MYGC here on the Gold Coast also published a story about our event
I would like to thank our newest committee member Sarah Wilkinson, who created advertising posters for the facebook group pages to highlight the buildings to be Lit up in Teal. The posters allowed our sufferers to attach their pictures if they wished, to those posts. She and her husband Samuel, braved the pouring rain in Newcastle, and took some wonderful pictures of the Town Hall Clock
I would also like to thank our wonderful Support Group Leaders who took photos or arranged for photos to be taken. We cannot function without you highlighting our activities at each Support Group Meeting
I will be providing slides to Toni Saunders the founder of the Light Up In Teal Awareness Day
I have put together a little video with the pictures we have received and there are a few more to be added. I am still working on the file – but hopefully you will enjoy what we have put together so far.
Trigeminal Neuralgia International Awareness Day October 7th 2022
Our Association will also send a slide to each City Council who participated and an email showing our gratitude for supporting us all.