Welcome To LymePowerOfUs Campaign

Lyme Disease is the fastest growing vector-borne disease but it can be stopped, if we all speak out and raise our voices. Together our single voice can become a roar. No organization can make this happen alone, which is why ILADS is asking you to empower this campaign by taking action.

Please help us reach our goal of raising $100,000 by October 1st by donating today. Every little bit helps.

There are many ways you can help. Your voice, your donation, your story; all are important. Please take a minute and do what you can to help us educate people worldwide, train physicians and give back to people financially devastated by this disease.

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 end chronic Lyme disease.

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Our Progress

$19,000
Raised
$100,000
Goal

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What do we hope to achieve?

$100,000 raised by October 18, 2013 for the following:

While our goal may be lofty, it is our mission: A Lyme Specialist in every Country, State/Region, and HomeTown. We believe attaining this goal will go along way to eliminating Chronic Lyme Disease.

The ILADEF Physician Training Program, a groundbreaking project vital to fostering excellence in care for Lyme disease patients, directly addresses challenges in properly diagnosing and treating Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. The Training Program provides physicians the opportunity to study with Lyme-literate physicians and allows them to go back to their communities and offer appropriate treatment to people with Lyme disease.

This campaign also is focused on giving back to the people who are affected the most. People suffering from Lyme disease. 20% of the funds raised through the LymePowerofUs Campaign will be donated to LymeTap in Dr. Nick Harris’ name to provide assistance for initial Lyme-related lab tests to patients who demonstrate financial need.

Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Lyme disease means people will not get ill or they will quickly return to their former lives. Our aim is to eliminate chronic Lyme disease with a massive campaign of awareness and education that will end the suffering, and financial ruin that affects so many people worldwide.

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Quick Facts View All Facts

FASTEST GROWING
ACCORDING TO THE CDC, LYME DISEASE IS THE FASTEST GROWING VECTOR-BORNE, INFECTIOUS DISEASE IN THE UNITED STATES.

25x
THE NUMBER OF CASES REPORTED ANNUALLY HAS INCREASED NEARLY 25-FOLD SINCE NATIONAL SURVEILLANCE BEGAN IN 1982.
40%
40% OF LYME PATIENTS END UP WITH LONG TERM HEALTH PROBLEMS.
The average patient sees 5 doctors over nearly 2 years before being diagnosed.

200,000
MANY EXPERTS BELIEVE 200,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR ARE BEING INFECTED WITH THIS DISEASE.
The CDC reports 24,364 confirmed cases and 8,733 probable cases of Lyme disease in 2011 in the US, but acknowledges the actual number may be far higher due to underreporting. Everyone agrees there are no tests to accurately determine the real number.