Easy Way to Create May Awareness


May Awareness

May is awareness month for the related complex immunologic and neurologic diseases (CIND):  

ME, CFS, Lyme, GWI, FM and 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.

Disease Choices

You have a choice of 8 graphics:

  • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
  • ME & CFS
  • Lyme Disease
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Chronic Lyme Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • 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 -

  1. upload your profile photo or use your Facebook profile picture*

  2. Select the overlay you desire

  3. Download the result to your computer

  4. Upload the result to any platform where you want to raise awareness 

When you’ve completed uploading your profile, drop us a line at our MEadvocacy.org Facebook page or Twitter @MEadvocacy_org or @May12org page to test it out!

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.

Thank You 

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.