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SMALL BUGS, BIG PROBLEM!!!! (Lyme Conference in Saratoga Springs NY)

// October 1st, 2010 // No Comments » // Eric's Blog, Lyme PSA, LymeBites Blog, Support Groups

They have asked if we’d show our Lymenaide produced Lyme PSA’s and if I’d introduce them with a little info on them, so I will definitely be there.  Mom’s even going (her first Lyme support group of any type!)  So everyone else, with or without Lyme, if you want to learn more, this will be a great chance.  It will also give you a chance to ask ?’s of an area LLMD and his FNP.  Details on attached PDF file, you can get to it by clicking on the link.  Please spread the word and make it if you can!

Dr. Liegner flier color

For info on the Adirondack Lyme Disease Foundation, click here.

For info on the Empire State Lyme Disease Association (I am a member of the Capital Region area group), click here.

Grass Root Support Surprises the ‘Twit’ Right Out Of Us, Thank You For Such A Wonderful Surprise!

// June 10th, 2010 // 2 Comments » // Lyme PSA, LymeBites Blog, Lymenaide Awareness Campaign

twit pic To begin, let me tell you a bit about Twitter.  According to Wikipedia – Twitter, “is a social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to the author’s subscribers who are known as followers.”

Okay, what does that have to do with anything?  Ashley and I have spoken at great length in our awareness campaigns as to the importance of social networking and media sites in getting our message out.  Look at May.  The simple idea of a campaign for Lyme awareness literally blew up across the country and hundreds then thousands of people joined in.  Do you know how many people became aware in May?  Do you know how many lives were saved because of that awareness?  A great deal of credit has to go to Facebook, Twitter and the other social media outlets for their help in helping us spread our message.

Yesterday we received quite a surprise from Chloe, or in Twitter terms @TVD_Chloe, as she agreed to donate $.05 for each new follower following her on Twitter.  Wow…we were quite taken aback, but not surprised because of the amazing support the fans of The Vampire Diaries have given us since the stars of the show helped out with the PSA’s.

Then suddenly today I saw the following tweet (that’s what they’re called for you non-Twitterers):  @luckytobesilver is donating $.10 to the campaign for every new Twitter follower she gets.

Ashley and I set about to telling people, as we were getting messages on Facebook as people were adding these people on Twitter (and raising money for our awareness campaign at the same time), we suddenly saw another Tweet pop up!  @Christi_Roberts joined forces and is offering $.05 for every new follower.

Ashley and I can’t help but be astounded at this additional boost of support.  It is a huge help to the campaign, and to what we are trying to accomplish.

But then suddenly, I couldn’t leave my computer to go to the bathroom without more people joining onto the cause!!!  People were joining in so quickly (and Twitter kept crashing today, AKA the epis whale fail, also in Twitter lingo) Ashley and I couldn’t even keep up with sharing the information with each other, let alone to keep retweeting it and sharing on Facebook.  It was wonderfl!  But to make this easier, I am simply going to list out all of the following people who are participating in this fundraising project for the Lymenaide and LymeBites awareness projects we are planning.  As this expanded it now includes Twitter and Facebook and regular websites.

Less than half of these people have Lyme.  The others became friends to the Lymenaide/LymeBites awareness cause through the Public Service Announcements that we did as part of Paint May Lyme Green.  Through their new understanding of this terrible disease, they have been prompted to action.

Twitter
@TVD_Chloe is donating $0.05 for every new follower on Twitter from 06/08-06/15
@Christi_Roberts is donating $.05 for every new follower on Twitter from 06/09-06/15
@luckytobesilver is donating $.10 for every new follower on Twitter from 06/08-06/28
@icarusalsoflew is donating $.50 for every new follower on Twitter from 06/09-08/04
@Shannahg22i s donating $.05 for every new follower on Twitter from 06/09-06/20
@CAccolaWeb donated $20.00 today, which was for her donated $.40 for the first 45 people to follow her on Twitter
@lailakhangi is donating .20 euro for every new follower on Twitter from 06/09-06/30 (she is also donating .20 euro to Gulfaide)
@thelymegarden will donate $.06 for every new Twitter follower fro 06/09 until they receive 60 followers (the donation will be split between Lymenaide and CanLyme)

Blogs
Alyssa’s Blog – http://simplyalyssadreaming.blogspot.com -  for every person that subscribes to her blog from 06/09-06/16 she will donate $.05  June 9 and June 16 she will donate .05 cents to the Lymenaide campaign!!

Facebook
The Lyme Garden – Facebook Page will donate $.06 for every new follower of their Facebook page for the first 120 fans (The donation will be split between Lymenaide and CanLyme)
Craig Bancoff – Facebook Page will donate $.50  between 06/10 and 06/17 for every new follower of his Facebook page or new member of his website, you can Register Here for Craig Bancoff\’s Website.  Now in addition, for those who do not know ,Craig “is a musician suffering from chronic, neurologic, late stage Lyme disease and would like to show our support by helping raise money for Lymenaide.”  So beyond the amount he will donate for new followers, but for the same dates if you purchase the digital download of his CD he will donate $5.00 to the campaign!  If you purchase the CD from iTunes or CDBaby he will donate $3.00 for each purchase of the CD.  To get the digital download go here: Craig Bancoff – Merchandise.

And as a show of good sport, I will donate $.10 to the Lymenaide/LymeBites campaign  for the first 200 people to register with the LymeBites website.  Click Here To Register With The LymeBites Website

This is where you come in.  Are you on Twitter yet?  If not, please join and create at Twitter account at www.twitter.com.  Then go into search and enter all of the names above on Twitter and follow them.  Just by doing that you will have raise a lot of needed money for our campaign.  I actually figured out that if you did each of the things listed above you would raise about $7.00 for Lymenaide and LymeBites awareness campaign.  If we get just 500 of our collective followers and readers to actually do all of that, we could raise $3,500 for the awareness campaign without even having so spend a cent!  What could be better than raising money for a worthy cause without spending money?  It just takes a few minutes of your time, and we really need the additional funding to be able to complete our upcoming projects.

If you are already on Twitter then please add the people listed above also.

If you are on Facebook, please go and add the Facebook people for them to donate to the campaign.  And I highly suggest everyone register with Craig Bancoff’s website to also help us out, and while you’re there check out his music…purchase the CD and we will raise even more funds!  In addition please fan our Lymenaide Facebook Page, our LymeBites Facebook Page, our Victorious Vixen website run by our partner in Lyme Nani, and Candice’s Infectiously Optimistic Blog.  All 4 of us can be followed on Twitter and Facebook also.

And to all of these fans of the campaign, as well as those with Lyme who have gotten involved, we thank you so much for your support of this cause, your help in raising awareness and understanding, as well your assistance in raising the much needed funds to continue with our awareness campaigns and save lives.

If you’d like to make a contribution directly to our campaign through a different form of payment, there is a ‘Chip-In’ section in the top right of the LymeBites homepage, you can make a secure donation via PayPal or credit card there.  For other ways to make contributions via checks*, etc., or about sponsoring our awareness projects as well as questions about our campaign please contact Ashley at ashvantol@lymenaide.com or myself at LymeBitesDotCom@yahoo.com for more information.

Together we can continue to build the strength and momentum of our awareness campaign as we prevent another generation of illness.  We can’t let that happen, please help us prevent it!!

P.S. Please check out the montage of all the PSA’s we did that was put together by Chloe to the right of the post.

*Donations made by check to Lymenaide are not subject to any service fees. All other donation avenues; PayPal, Chip-In, Causes have services fees of between 3% – 12%. That money is taken away from your donation and goes to the payment service, and credit card fees. Checks can be made out to Lymenaide and mailed to: Lymenaide – PO BOX 290 -  Tahoe City, CA 96145. Direct payments to Lymenaide are not tax-deductible. The only way to make a tax-deductible donation is through the Lymenaide Awareness Causes Page on facebook sponsored by PANDORA.

@TVD_Chloe to the Rescue!

// June 9th, 2010 // No Comments » // Fundraising for Lymies, Lyme PSA, Lymenaide Awareness Campaign

@TVD_Chloe

@TVD_Chloe

I have been making a lot of new friends online lately who surprisingly, don’t have Lyme disease. Seriously for the past year everyone I have met, I have met because we both have Lyme. I know you all know exactly what I am talking about.

Now I am meeting people, still because of Lyme, but not because they have Lyme. These people want to help Lymenaide with our awareness campaigns because they believe out cause is a good cause.

One of my best new friends is Chloe. Chloe didn’t know anything about Lyme until this May. Well, that isn’t entirely true. She knew that you could get Lyme from a tick.

Chloe’s eyes were opened to Lyme disease because of out Paint May Lyme Green Campaign. She found out about Lymenaide through Candice Accola and the other Vampire Diaries cast members who stared in our Lyme disease PSAs.

She was a huge help this May, tweeting and re-tweeting to her followers about Lyme disease. She wanted to do all she could to help spread Lyme disease awareness. May is over, but Chloe is still devoted to helping us with our cause.

For the next week (June 8 – June 15) Chloe is donating $.05 to Lymenaide for every new follower she gets on twitter! If you tweet, follow @TVD_Chloe! If you don’t tweet, sign up today! There is a great community of Lyme tweeters and our supporters there.

Chloe is determined to use her voice in the V.D. (Vampire Diaries) community to spread Lyme disease awareness and to help our cause.

From Chloe-

Thank you for what you are doing with Lymenaide. I hope my contribution of $.05 a follower for the next week will influence people to follow in my footsteps. I really just want to help at least one person to be diagnosed, or who has no idea what Lyme is. Thanks again! :-)

From Chloe about the Lyme PSAs-

I think every single one of them gives an EXCELLENT message. They are all informative and easy to understand. The people that have never heard of Lyme disease that watch the PSA’s will be dumbfounded. The little facts in each one are absolutely unbelievable to most people. It’s a very strong and powerful message and I applaud you for bringing Lyme disease out of the dark. I found out about Lyme because of Lymenaide.

Check out this video montage Chloe made of our PSAs and posted on her YouTube Channel-
CLICK HERE

Chloe’s Links-

Videos: Chloe’s YouTube Channel – Vampire Diaries Vlogs
Website: Chloe’s Blog – www.ohmysalvatore.com
Twitter: Chloe on twitter @TVD_Chloe

THANKS CHLOE!!!

Lymenaide Giveway – What! What?

// June 3rd, 2010 // 2 Comments » // Lyme PSA, LymeBites Blog, Lymenaide Awareness Campaign

giftThat’s right kids…we are currently involved in a prize giveaway.  Starting today, for 5 days only, you can enter to win a prize from Lymenaide.  It’s pretty darn easy too.  First, go to our YouTube channel, http://youtube.com/Lymenaide and pick your favorite PSA (rememeber, there are several on there to choose from).  Once you’ve chosen it, leave a comment on the Lymenaide YouTube channel about why it is your favorite.  One winner will be chosen each day for the next 5 days. 

PLEASE NOTE, you must leave the comment on the YouTube channel, not on LymeBites, not on Lymenaide, not on Facebook.  It must be on the YouTube channel!

So what are you waiting for…get commenting and see if you’re one of the lucky prize winners!!

Spencer Locke – One Small Bite PSA

// June 3rd, 2010 // No Comments » // Lyme PSA, Lymenaide Awareness Campaign

Special thanks to the Turn The Corner Foundation for the funding provided for this PSA.  Spencer’s PSA is this week’s featured video on LymeBites.