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Event on 31 May, 2017

#SockItToME 2017

Hendon Primary School, South Australia, socks it to ME!

Hendon Primary steps out in crazy socks

2017 #SockItToME Hendon  Aidan and Teacher Ms Quinn 2

During May awareness this year, Hendon Primary School held their first-ever crazy sock day awareness/fundraiser to say #SockItToME!

Here is Super Hero, Aidan, looking cool in his super hero socks with his teacher, Ms Quinn. They certainly set the scene for a crazy day of socks.

The students are extremely excited to be creative and wear crazy socks!

Ms Quinn, Hendon Primary School teacher

Students spoke about ME/CFS at an assembly earlier in the week. One of the children has a father with ME/CFS, so it was especially heartening to see the support from within the school community for the family.

Thank you to Aidan and Tracey Doherty and Hendon Primary School for holding such a successful awareness/fundraiser for our community.

Photos by Tracey Doherty
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Past #SockItToME events


Background to #SockItToME

2017 #SockItToME with permission Lucinda Bateman photo
Dr Lucinda Bateman, Bateman Horne Center, USA

Dr Lucinda Bateman and her team at the Bateman Horne Center in the USA, have worked tirelessly to help those with ME/CFS.

Dr Bateman started the idea of #SockItToME in January 2016.

I vow to wear wild socks until useful biomarkers are discovered.

Dr Bateman, January 2016

ME/CFS SA felt that crazy socks would be an appealing way to raise awareness of ME/CFS amongst children and their families, by inviting local primary schools to participate in #SockItToME since 2016.

Last edited: 08 June, 2021