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.
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)
This event is taking place during the Dane County Farmers Market. The market is always very busy so it’s important that you plan ahead 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
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
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.
This years Wisconsin’s statewide coordinators are:
Jennifer Christie, Lisa Hilton and Della Haugen
Let your message be seen and heard!
Members of the Wisconsin Lyme Network worked with Discover Media to make an
educational video on lyme disease for Wisconsin school districts and
Feel free to share this link of the video we made with Discover Media. Video
This is posted on the WCA Group Health Trust website
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
Wisconsin Lyme Network
Saturday December 7th (2013) from 2pm – 4pm, Hawthorne Branch Library, 2707 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703
The next meeting would normally be in November with the every other month scheduling. BUT, I have scheduled the meeting to land in between November and December most years due to the holidays and general busyness during those months.
Thank you for practicing patience and flexibility with the scheduling changes we have had since July. I very much appreciate it. As always, keep checking back for meeting times and dates.
You might have noticed that the 2013 September meeting has not been set up. That’s because I have started a part-time job and have been waiting to find out what my work schedule will be. I do know that I will be working week-ends. Right now I have decided that the September meeting will not happen. I will keep this website updated so that you can check back often to see if and when the October meeting will be scheduled.
The new job means that I wont be as available as I have been for the last four years during my stint as the Madison Area Lyme Support Group Leader. As I look for a possible new leader to transition the website and meeting duties to, I’m expecting that there will be some months that there wont be a meeting.
I ask that people practice patience and understanding during this transition.
This is hard for me on many levels. Although I am very excited that I am well enough to explore part-time work, I am also sad to have to alter my role as a support group leader. I do not want anyone to fall through the cracks and not find the support that they need. It is important that people find others that can relate to their own struggles and who can help guide them to finding a Lyme Literate doctor.
Fortunately there are some great online resources that will help people find some personal support. Many are listed on the right hand side of this page. I urge you to take full advantage of them.
Please know that you aren’t alone and that recovery and remission is possible. It sometimes is a very long journey (it took 4 years so far for me). For many people it’s because they weren’t treated right away or treated long enough. Unfortunately this happens all too often and that’s why support groups are so important.
Wisconsin Lyme Network
Wisconsin Lyme Network is a statewide non-profit. It’s a great resource that lists support groups around the state, both online and face to face. Click on this hyper link to go to their website: www.wisconsinlyme.net. Or you can contact them directly using this email address to ask them questions (including doctor recommendations). firstname.lastname@example.org
Wisconsin Online Support Board
Please e-mail to email@example.com
to receive information on monthly support meetings throughout the state and other help.
Wisconsin / Illinois Lyme Facebook Group page