July Support Meeting

The next Madison Area Lyme Support Meeting will be held on…  Capitol green dome

Date:  Saturday July 12th (2014)

Time:  from 2pm to 4pm

Location:

Madison Pinney Branch Library

204 Cottage Grove Road

Madison, WI 53716

Thursday – May 29 – 6:30 pm
(Doors open at 6 pm)
Creekside Place
102 Maple St., Evansville

Under our Skin Flyer

Come and see Under Our Skin at Creekside Place in Evansville.

This award-winning documentary film tells the controversial story about Lyme Disease. Each year, thousands of people go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, often told that their painful and debilitating symptoms are “in their head.”
The film follows the stories of Lyme patients fighting for their lives and Lyme physicians fighting for their livelihoods in a health care system driven by insurance companies. Short-listed for an Oscar in 2009, Under Our Skin has been named “best documentary” at film festivals around the country. The Los Angeles Times calls it “eye-opening, frightening, powerful stuff.” Running time is 103 minutes.

Admission is free.

Mike Nichols

Mike Nickel, past president of the Wisconsin Lyme Network, will lead a discussion following the film. The Wisconsin Lyme Network is an educational group dedicated to providing support, promoting research, and raising awareness about Lyme and associated diseases. Nickel is also moderator of an online Lyme support board which currently serves hundreds of people from all over Wisconsin. He lives in Wausau.

Here are a few photographs from this past week-ends Lyme Rally.  Thank you to everyone who showed up and took part in this important event.

 

Madison Lyme Rally Poster w websites

Worldwide Lyme Disease Awareness Event – Madison, WI

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and this rally is just one of many events that will be taking place worldwide. The purpose of the rally is to help raise awareness about this growing epidemic in our state and worldwide.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the rally. There will be informational materials available, personal stories from those with Lyme Disease, and Statewide Lyme Disease advocates on hand to answer your questions.

We are also pleased to announce that State Rep. Gary Hebl of the 46th Assembly District will address the crowd and speak about his most recent work on Lyme bill (AB751).

Starts at 11am goes till 2pm
Date: Saturday, May 17th, 2014
Location: The Wisconsin State Capitol taking place outside on the State Street side of the building.  (This is a free event)

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This event is taking place during the Dane County Farmers Market. The market is always very busy so it’s a good idea to plan ahead of time and figure out your parking and give yourself enough time to get to the State Street side of the Capitol.  If you are from out-of-town use Google maps to help you find your way.

Google map of the Capitol Square.  Go to the State Street side of the building.  http://goo.gl/maps/K39FS

Parking:  https://www.cityofmadison.com/parkingutility/maps/downtown.cfm

*You could also drive into town, park your car and take a taxi cab up to the square.  Call 608-242-2000 or visit www.unioncab.com.  You can use the following link to go directly to the “Order a Taxi” page.  https://weborders.unioncab.coop/order/

 

***Dropping off people at the Dane County Farmers Market***

***to attend the Lyme Rally by vehicle***

There are handicap parking spaces in the driveways that lead up to the doors of the Capitol Building on 4 sides of the building. There are 3 spots in each drive way. You must have the legal handicap stickers, or placard on or in your vehicle displayed for them to see to legally park there.

As an option for those in wheelchairs or people not able to walk from the parking ramps to the State Street side steps you can be dropped off by vehicle on the Wisconsin Ave. or West Washington Ave. side of the building in the circle driveways. Then you can walk to the State Street side of the building or be pushed in your wheel chair on the  upper/inner sidewalk that is closest to the building. The rally takes place at the top of the steps on the State Street corner of the building.

I have made a picture map to give you a better idea of what I am talking about.  You can click on it to enlarge the photo for better viewing.

handicap parking and drop off copy

Above shot of State st side of building copy

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proclamation from the gov.Proclamation from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

that May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month.

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Please help spread the word about this event.  Here are a couple flyers you can download and print off to hang up.

Flyer with ribbon and websites

Flyer w ribbon and tear offs and websites

Flyer with Photo and tear offs and websites

 

You can also find this event listed on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/667622513284087/

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For information about the Farmers Market you can visit their website here.   http://dcfm.org/

 

 

Saturday April 12th (2014) from 2pm to 4pm,

Madison Pinney Branch Library,

204 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716

Day:  Saturday May 17, 2014

Time:  From 11am to 2pm

Location:  The Wisconsin State Capitol * taking place on the State Street side of the building.

Please share this event information.  We would like as many people to show up as possible.  This is our chance to be seen and heard. I know many people are too sick to leave their homes on any given day, so if you can, I urge you to stand up for yourself and all the others who are suffering.

This rally will be taking place during the Dane County Farmers Market so there will be onlookers but having as many people there who are or have suffered from Lyme Disease and associated tick borne illnesses along with our family,  friends and supporters is crucial for making this a successful event.

For information about the Worldwide Lyme Disease Awareness Event go to the WWLDAP2014 website.

http://wwldap2014.blogspot.com/2014/01/worldwide-lyme-disease-awareness.html

This years Wisconsin’s statewide coordinators are:
Jennifer Christie, Lisa Hilton and Della Haugen
Let your message be heard!

Let your message be seen and heard!

Wisconsin Lyme Video

Members of the Wisconsin Lyme Network worked with Discover Media to make an
educational video on lyme disease for Wisconsin school districts and
governmental agencies.

Feel free to share this link of the video we made with Discover Media. Video
here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHiIiKpK3hc&sns=em

 

 

This is posted on the WCA Group Health Trust website
http://www.wcaght.org/blog/wca-ght-releases-latest-video-to-wellness-video-library/
and homepage of the organization http://www.wcaght.org/ which is a go to
site for WI. school districts and WI. governmental agencies on health
topics.

Kristin Collins
President
Wisconsin Lyme Network
http://www.wisconsinlyme.net

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