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.

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.



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 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



This is posted on the WCA Group Health Trust website
and homepage of the organization which is a go to
site for WI. school districts and WI. governmental agencies on health

Kristin Collins
Wisconsin Lyme Network

December 7th Meeting

c_lime clip artSaturday 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.

October Meeting

Capitol green domeSaturday October 12th (2013)
2pm to 4pm
Madison Pinney Branch Library
204 Cottage Grove Road
Madison, WI 53716
Hello all in the Madison Area who are thinking about coming to this week-ends Madison Area Lyme Support Group Meeting…

Mike Nichols who is the leader of the online Wisconsin Lyme Yahoo support health group and involved with Wisconsin’s state wide Non-profit, Wisconsin Lyme Network is traveling down to come to the meeting this coming Saturday.

He comes from the Wausau area which is quite a drive for him. When he comes usually more people come to the meeting because he is a wealth of information that many find very helpful. He has been a Lyme leader in our state for a very long time. I hope there will be a good showing.

As most of you know, I’m not able to have our meetings consistently every month like I have for the past 4 years since I started a part-time job due to health improvement, so you may want to take advantage of the meetings that do happen.

Hope to see some of you on Saturday at Pinney Branch Library, 204 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716

No September Meeting

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: Or you can contact them directly using this email address to ask them questions (including doctor recommendations).

Wisconsin Online Support Board

Contact: Mike Nickel
Please e-mail to to receive information on monthly support meetings throughout the state and other help.

Wisconsin / Illinois Lyme Facebook Group page

This Facebook group is a great way to connect to others who are suffering from Lyme Disease and other tick borne diseases.  Here’s the link to the group.

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