World Encephalitis Day 2019 Thank you to everyone who took part in World Encephalitis Day 2019 and helped us to raise awareness of encephalitis through social media, interviews in newspapers and on radio or television, by wearing something red or even making a donation to help us do our life-saving work. It's been a journey several months in the making and along the way we have had a lot of help from our sponsors (see below) and our supporters old and new. In total, we estimate that we reached 49.5 million people in 189 countries through traditional and social media. We had at least 112 pieces of press coverage with 12.2 million people hearing us on the radio, 2.25 million people seeing us on TV and 84,069 website views. Your support means everything to us! Thank you! Here are just a few of the many highlights from World Encephalitis Day 2019. Highlights Photographs Click on the image to see more #Red4WED photographs Blogs National Lottery Community Fund awards £147,500 to Encephalitis Society READ Breakthrough in NMDAR-antibody encephalitis research READ Documentary BBC Radio 1 Stories: When I was a T-Rex: A Film for Future Me WATCH via You Tube Television Interviews Victoria Derbyshire - BBC Two - Lucy Evans WATCH CLIP or WATCH FULL EPISODE (skip to 50 minutes in) *May not be available outside the UK* ITV Calendar - Family raise awareness of infection after son nearly died. WATCH ITV Meridian - World Encephalitis Day: interview with Hannah WATCH Newspaper Articles Woman became jealous and paranoid after falling ill with Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis (UK) READ Death of Canadian firefighter inspires daughter's Japanese encephalitis vaccine crusade (Canada) READ I thought I had a migraine - then I collapsed at the Tube station (UK) READ My finger twitch turned out to be encephalitis (USA) READ Charity's delight at £147,500 lottery grant boost (UK) READ How a woman's memory was erased by rare brain infection (UK) READ World Encephalitis Day observed at MCVR Manipal (India) READ Radio Interviews A brain condition leaves a Cornish woman with next to no memory LISTEN BBC Radio Scotland - interview with Pete Crane, Yvonne Collins and Phillippa Chapman (Go to about 37 mins in) LISTEN Podcasts Acute Encephalitis - searching for diagnostic markers Dr Mark Ellul, a specialist registrar in Neurology and Clinical Research Fellow, talks about acute encephalitis and his work searching for new diagnostic tools to help doctors in the emergency room. The podcast is from the Institute of Infection and Global Health (IGHLites) at the University of Liverpool. Proclamation Charlie Baker, the Governor of Massachusetts, made a proclamation that February 22, 2019, was to be known as World Encephalitis Day in Massachusetts. Thank you to Kristin from Boston for all her hard work in petitioning for the proclamation. READ BrainWalk Some stats: 222 MILLION steps walked One million games played 80 teams in total Walkers from 30 different countries FEEDBACK Please can you spare a few minutes and give us your feedback on World Encephalitis Day? How can we improve? What did we do well? What did we do not so well? Your views can help us to make World Encephalitis Day even better! Fill out our FEEDBACK FORM.