Vaccination Saves Lives

Posted on December 29th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Vaccination Saves Lives: Stop The Australian Vaccination Network

If you’ve been following the Woodford Folk Festival fiasco regarding Meryl Dorey of the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) appearance as a speaker, you’ve likely heard about today’s visit by Stop the Australian Vaccination Network (StopAVN) to probably the largest annual festival in Australia. Members of this volunteer collective visited the festival by plane and by foot.

I am an infrequent blogger but today I have an important message to share with you:

VACCINATION SAVES LIVES.

There is a towbanner soaring 500ft above Woodford as this is published, displaying this message proudly.

There is no debate. There is no conspiracy. There is no doubt. Vaccination saves everyone in our community. From suffering. From death.

I’m turning 23 next month and I’m so grateful to live in a time where I do not have to watch my family and friends suffer from polio. Where the medical advances so many of us take for granted are saving lives right now. Our grandparents tell us of the horrors they and their loved ones before them faced when they had no defense against diseases like measles that took so many lives. It seems to us younger ones living now, that it’s all just a thing of a past.

But it won’t be if we don’t keep an active fight against the diseases that caused the suffering of so many in the past and unfortunately is still causing deaths of our most vulnerable today.

My qualifications are not in medicine or in science. So instead of getting into the details where others can do a far superior and qualified job of doing so, here are some quick facts on vaccines and the Australian Vaccination Network.

Some things to know about vaccines

Some things to know about the AVN and Meryl Dorey

The information I have provided here is just a tiny snapshot of what Stop the Australian Vaccination Network have been running campaigns for and has been growing in strength since 2009. I hope for those out there currently seeking answers regarding vaccination that you do use your freedom of choice to come to an conclusion that you are confident in for yourself, family and community. StopAVN will try their best to assist by providing evidence based information so you are fully informed on vaccination.

But how did StopAVN get to soar over Woodford Folk Festival?

Thirty-four citizen activists contributed with individual donations from $15 to $300 to cover the $2,800 cost of the plane and towbanner (that’s not even 1% of the AVN’s audited revenue for 2010).

Anyone can be a part of spreading this positive message. If you want to raise awareness, you can be part of StopAVN. If you wish to assist, please visit StopAVN’s Vaccination Saves Lives campaign page. Also, visit here for blogger resources.

Frocktober: Day 31 – Time to Commence Operation: Skinny Jeans

Posted on November 1st, 2011 at 10:00 am

Frocktober is over. Alas, as I had work on, my dress choices (yes, I still had a number of unworn dresses) was limited to black, white or cream and simple. So here is my work outfit to complete the month:

Purple in a black Princess Highway dress featuring cream heart lace.

I did complete my challenge of wearing a different frock for every day of the month of October. In total, I received $700 in sponsorships!* Thank you to all my sponsors for making my contribution to Frocktober a success!

Also many thanks to everyone that tweeted, shared and liked my updates and Frocktober photos.

(Gives you a twirl.)

* As of November 1, 12:00am. Donations can still be processed on the Everyday Hero site after the official event ending date but I’m unsure how long for.


I’m looking for sponsors for Frocktober 2011, a fundraising event happening throughout October to raise donations for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

The challenge I am taking on is: Don a frock every day of October.

For more information on Frocktober and to sponsor me, please visit:
www.everydayhero.com.au/purplefae

All dresses can be found in this album:
Facebook Frocktober 2011 Album

Thank you ♥

Frocktober: Day 30

Posted on October 31st, 2011 at 11:00 am

Two dresses for the 30th!

Dress 1:


PurpleFae in a Black Friday dress featuring ruffles.

Dress 2 for the Kino Kabaret screening party:


PurpleFae in a black and white Ahoy dress by Dangerfield.

(Note: I’m cheating for a little bit for the dates of October 29 and October 30. I usually take a photo of my frock at the end of the day I wear it. These photos were taken prior to me wearing them on those days as I am attending a 32 hour filmmaking marathon called ‘Kino Kabaret’ and will likely not have a chance to take a photo during it. If I get a chance to get a photo of me in action in the frocks during the event, I’ll post them up. :D )


I’m looking for sponsors for Frocktober 2011, a fundraising event happening throughout October to raise donations for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

The challenge I am taking on is: Don a frock every day of October.

For more information on Frocktober and to sponsor me, please visit:
www.everydayhero.com.au/purplefae

All dresses can be found in this album:
Facebook Frocktober 2011 Album

Thank you ♥

Frocktober: Day 29

Posted on October 30th, 2011 at 11:00 am

Purple army dress:


PurpleFae in a purple Beserk army dress.

(Note: I’m cheating for a little bit for the dates of October 29 and October 30. I usually take a photo of my frock at the end of the day I wear it. These photos were taken prior to me wearing them on those days as I am attending a 32 hour filmmaking marathon called ‘Kino Kabaret’ and will likely not have a chance to take a photo during it. If I get a chance to get a photo of me in action in the frocks during the event, I’ll post them up. :D )


I’m looking for sponsors for Frocktober 2011, a fundraising event happening throughout October to raise donations for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

The challenge I am taking on is: Don a frock every day of October.

For more information on Frocktober and to sponsor me, please visit:
www.everydayhero.com.au/purplefae

All dresses can be found in this album:
Facebook Frocktober 2011 Album

Thank you ♥

Frocktober: Day 28

Posted on October 29th, 2011 at 11:00 am

Outfit for my first shift at new job:


Purple in a Black Friday long sleeve lace dress.


I’m looking for sponsors for Frocktober 2011, a fundraising event happening throughout October to raise donations for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

The challenge I am taking on is: Don a frock every day of October.

For more information on Frocktober and to sponsor me, please visit:
www.everydayhero.com.au/purplefae

All dresses can be found in this album:
Facebook Frocktober 2011 Album

Thank you ♥

Frocktober: Day 27

Posted on October 28th, 2011 at 9:45 am

Flowers:


PurpleFae in a Dangerfield dress featuring florals, ruffle bottom and a bow collar.


I’m looking for sponsors for Frocktober 2011, a fundraising event happening throughout October to raise donations for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

The challenge I am taking on is: Don a frock every day of October.

For more information on Frocktober and to sponsor me, please visit:
www.everydayhero.com.au/purplefae

All dresses can be found in this album:
Facebook Frocktober 2011 Album

Thank you ♥

Frocktober: Day 26

Posted on October 27th, 2011 at 10:47 am

Big dots:


PurpleFae in a Revival dress featuring large black dots and a bow collar.


I’m looking for sponsors for Frocktober 2011, a fundraising event happening throughout October to raise donations for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

The challenge I am taking on is: Don a frock every day of October.

For more information on Frocktober and to sponsor me, please visit:
www.everydayhero.com.au/purplefae

All dresses can be found in this album:
Facebook Frocktober 2011 Album

Thank you ♥

Frocktober: Day 25

Posted on October 26th, 2011 at 11:19 am

Animal party:


PurpleFae in an animal print Princess Highway dress.

The print:


Close up of animal print on the Princess Highway dress PurpleFae is wearing.


I’m looking for sponsors for Frocktober 2011, a fundraising event happening throughout October to raise donations for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

The challenge I am taking on is: Don a frock every day of October.

For more information on Frocktober and to sponsor me, please visit:
www.everydayhero.com.au/purplefae

All dresses can be found in this album:
Facebook Frocktober 2011 Album

Thank you ♥

Frocktober: Day 24 (Featuring Dave The Happy Singer in a Frock)

Posted on October 25th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

My lovely Toastmasters club, North Sydney Achievers, dedicated our dinner meeting to Frocktober! All the ladies were in gorgeous frocks as well as Dave The Happy Singer who managed to fit into one of my free size dresses that I wore on Day 7 (who’s sexier?). Here we are in our dinner frocks:

PurpleFae in a ChicStar dress:


PurpleFae in a ChicStar dress featuring dots and a massive bow.

Dave The Happy Singer in colours:


Dave The Happy Singer in one of PurpleFae's frocks featuring colours.

With last night’s efforts and more online contributions from friends, I am now over my donation target! Yay, team! I started with the target of $200 that we knocked over in the first week and we have now passed $500!

Only a few more days and dresses left!


I’m looking for sponsors for Frocktober 2011, a fundraising event happening throughout October to raise donations for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

The challenge I am taking on is: Don a frock every day of October.

For more information on Frocktober and to sponsor me, please visit:
www.everydayhero.com.au/purplefae

All dresses can be found in this album:
Facebook Frocktober 2011 Album

Thank you ♥

Frocktober: Day 23

Posted on October 24th, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Red and dotty:


PurpleFae in a Princess Highway dress featuring ruffles, pockets on red and white dotty print.


I’m looking for sponsors for Frocktober 2011, a fundraising event happening throughout October to raise donations for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

The challenge I am taking on is: Don a frock every day of October.

For more information on Frocktober and to sponsor me, please visit:
www.everydayhero.com.au/purplefae

All dresses can be found in this album:
Facebook Frocktober 2011 Album

Thank you ♥