Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wisconsin-Lyme Support Forum

Wisconsin's Lyme Yahoo board has moved to a new location. You can post your questions or story here and interact with others going through tick borne illnesses too.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Traveling Lyme Flags Need a Home

A couple years ago a fellow Lyme Advocate Deb, started a great project making Lyme Flags for local Lyme events. She wanted to make a flag to represent other patients with Lyme Disease that wanted to attend these events but were too sick to. She also added a flag for every person who has passed away from Lyme Disease. When people come to these events they can "rent" a flag for the day for a dollar or so. They carry the flag around through the event with someone's name on it, then return it at the end of the day. The person who couldn't make it to the event gets represented and feels part of the event, and the dollar donation gets put toward whatever group or non profit is holding the event.

Well before Deb knew it, this little project turned into hundreds and then thousands of flags. People from all over wanted to bring these flags to the events. They have traveled to to Washington DC, Cypress California, Pequot Lakes MN, Kansas,  New Hampshire and even Ottawa Canada! Since this has become such a huge task, we are looking for someone in Wisconsin to take over storage and shipping of these flags for the Wisconsin Nonprofit. If you would be interested please contact collins.kristin@att.net.



Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wrap up of the Lyme Walk



Looks like the second annual "Lace Up For Lyme" event was a very successful day! The weather was perfect, over 100 people showed up and people walking through the zoo were stopping to see what the event was all about.

Thanks for all the hard work that the Wisconsin Non Profit group put into this, and mostly a big thank you to all the sponsors, walkers and everyone who helped this walk be a big success. We appreciate you helping us to help educate and spread awareness on Lyme Disease.

Thank you to our sponsors:

TCF Commercial Banking
The Jacobson Family
North Shore Bank
Green Square (Jeffery Arnson, Master Advanced Certified Nutritional Microscopist)
Integrative Family Wellness Center ~ Brookfield
Arch Center (Dr Greg Brown, M.D.) ~ Franklin
The K.Redmond Family
Serenity Health Care Center~ Waukesha
The Miller-Nodland Family
Heaven & Earth (Accupuncture & Wellness ~ Kyle Smith)
Bizlab
The Sign Shop ~ Racine
Eastmore Reality

And To Our Generous Donors

The Ariens Company
Brookfield Longevity and Healthy Living Center - Dr. John Whitcomb
 The J. Collins Family
The Mindiola Family
The Biel Family
The Laromeux Family
Lisa Wiegele
The Krahn Family
Fox Valley Wellness Center~ Dr Meress

Saturday, May 12, 2012

ESPN picks up Lyme Film!

ESPN picks up Lyme Film!

From Lyme Light

"LymeLight follows professional freeskier Angeli VanLaanen as she overcomes the complications of living with the chronic illness, “Lyme Disease”. Angeli, just twenty-six years old from Bellingham, Washington is considered one of the top women freeskiers in the world, competing in many high profile events such as the X-Games and having countless photos published in magazines. Most recently, she was featured on the cover of Skiing Magazine's November 2011 issue."



Click Here to Watch Trailor


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ashland Wi Support Group and Under Our Skin Showing


Colleen Matula is trying to form a support group for folks near Ashland, WI. She's showing the UOS documentary at the Mellen Library. Please distribute widely.

Where: Mellen American Legion Public Library, Mellen, WI. 106 Iron St.
What: Will be showing “Under Our Skin” documentary
When: Wednesday, May 9 at 6pm
Contact:  colleensmatula@centurytel.net  will facilitate discussion and provide Lyme Disease awareness information at this presentation.

For more information contact the library at 715-274-8331.