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What is The LymePowerOfUs Campaign?

Created by ILADEF (the educational arm of ILADS), #LymePowerOfUs' goal is to inform, inspire and motivate individuals and groups across the world to take actions that increase awareness of Lyme disease, raise funds to train physicians in the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and support LymeTap (an organization that helps people in financial need get Lyme testing).

#LymePowerOfUs enables the voices of people affected by Lyme disease to be heard and create the changes necessary to end the Lyme disease epidemic. Through social actions and the online tools we offer, we believe that our voices can come together and become a unified voice advocating for the end to the Lyme disease epidemic.

The Campaign was created by in honor of Dr. Nick Harris who will be awarded the 2013 Pioneer Lyme Disease Award on October 19, 2013 at the ILADS San Diego Conference. Learn More About Dr. Nick Harris. Learn More About The Gala Awards Dinner.

We're working towards our vision of a world where no one is denied appropriate diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, where families aren’t ruined financially, and where no one lives a life of suffering from chronic Lyme disease. Join Us. We need your voice.


THE GOALS

Build public awareness of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, and the dangers in not getting properly diagnosed and treated.

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP

Educate and trains physicians worldwide in the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases.

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Give back by raising funds for LymeTap, a program which provides assistance for Lyme tests to patients who are in financial need.

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Why is this important?

It is unclear how many cases of tick-borne diseases are properly diagnosed or reported each year. Estimates indicate that only one out of every ten cases of Lyme disease is reported and that many people are misdiagnosed and undertreated.

The CDC states the following: "Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics." This is the information that is being disseminated to physicians worldwide and it strongly influences physician treatment decisions.

This misinformation is putting people at risk of developing chronic Lyme disease, creating untold suffering and making it much more difficult to cure. Education and awareness among doctors and patients, coupled with heightened attention to the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases is absolutely essential.

Our Progress

$19,000
Raised
$100,000
Goal

Get Started. Act Now and Make A Difference.
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HELP SPREAD THE WORD

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BECOME A SOCIAL AMABASSADOR

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Your voice joined with our voices can make a roar that must be listened to. Become An ILADS Social Ambassador and join in the campaign to spread awareness about the correct diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and let's end this growing epidemic of tick-borne diseases.
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CREATE YOUR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

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WRITE A TRIBUTE TO NICK HARRIS

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JOIN THE THUNDERCLAP CAMPAIGN

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TELL YOUR LYME DISEASE STORY


We'd love it if you did all the actions above. But if you're strapped for time you can simply send out a quick message by email, facebook or twitter. Your voice makes a difference, so please take just a quick minute and help put an end to the Lyme disease epidemic.

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