World Wide Lyme Disease Protest 2014

All of this information is off this website:
About the WWLDAP

Where: Global
When: May 16-18, 2014
What: Lyme Awareness Events around the world

Ok folks! It's that time of year again to start planning and getting ready for the 2014 May Worldwide Lyme Awareness Protests and other events. Get your thinking caps on and let's start coming up with some good creative ideas for May.

Remember it's ok to have different kinds of events. Protests are fine too but please consider all different types of events. Anything that spreads awareness is good! Click Here for some Ideas!

The Worldwide Lyme Awareness Protest was started in 2013. Over 30 countries banned together to help spread awareness and protest over the lack of attention Lyme Disease gets. We want to bring attention to the need for research and education about tick borne infections.

Read Mission Statement Here

If you are looking to see if your state if involved please Click Here 

Click Here for Volunteer Positions Needed

If your state doesn't have a coordinator or you would like to plan an event in your area, please contact lisa@whatislyme.

Please join these sites!
WWLDAP Pinterest
WWLDAP Google Plus Page
WWLDAP Twitter
WWLDAP International Facebook Page
WWLDAP US Facebook Page

Mission Statement
Worldwide Patients are raising awareness and protesting to highlight the need for:
1. Recognition that Lyme disease/borreliosis, and other tick-borne infections, such as Babesia, Bartonella, Rickettsia, Ehrlichia, are serious, and sometimes fatal illnesses.

2. Awareness of the fact that the transmission of tick-borne pathogens, such as borrelia, babesia, rickettsia, via blood transfusion is of global concern.

3. Agreement that Lyme disease/borreliosis should be listed as a notifiable infection. Notifiable status will aid in ensuring that the incidence and spread of this disease are monitored, a necessary precursor to determining the human suffering and socioeconomic impact of the disease.

4. Education of the healthcare sector regarding the accurate diagnosis of Lyme, which in some cases may be limited to clinical presentation due to limitations of serological testing.

*Education should ensure all doctors are familiar with the CDC caution pertaining to criteria for blood tests for Lyme: “This surveillance case definition was developed for national reporting of Lyme disease; it is NOT appropriate for clinical diagnosis...Surveillance case definitions are created for the purpose of standardization, not patient care.”

* Education that Lyme should be included as a differential diagnosis when considering other illnesses that are also reliant on subjective clinical presentation, or have no known cause. This includes, but is not limited to: Motor Neurone Disease (MND) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) ; Multiple Sclerosis ; Alzheimer’s; Parkinson’s disease; Sarcoidosis.

5. Education of the healthcare sector regarding affordable and effective treatment of both acute and chronic Lyme and other tick-borne infections. This includes the need to update the outdated treatment guidelines of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and to take into account the treatment methods of other Societies such as: The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and the German Borreliosis Society (Deutsche Borreliose-Gesellschaft : DBG)

6. Funding for research into tick-borne diseases. Including: Funding for medical research into accurate Lyme testing and treatment ; Funding for research into vectors and reservoir hosts to determine what diseases they may carry and transmit. 

Two Fundraisers are happening this year to raise awareness by setting up Billboards all across the USA! "
"As part of the Worldwide Lyme Disease Awareness Protest, the United States has started a Billboard Campaign.  We would like to place a couple different billboards across the US. These places are still being voted upon by Lyme patients."

1. The Dollar Donation Box

2.  An Overcominglyme Auction here on this Blog!  Please stay tuned as I start to post items for Auction, dates of when it will happen, and get a chance to know those donating items!

If you are interested in donating items to be auctioned off for this cause please email me:  
Example of items so far: paintings, photographs, bracelets, purses, candles, any hand made items, Music CD's donated by the Artist, etc.


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