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Reminder: International Virtual Lyme Walk This Sunday!!!

// May 13th, 2011 // No Comments » // Eric's Blog, LymeBites Blog

Only been a few days since I posted about the upcoming first international Virtual Walk to Turn the Corner on Lyme which takes place this Sunday, May 15th.  To read my original post about the walk, you can find it here:  http://lymebites.com/blog/2011/05/09/1st-annual-international-virtual-walk-to-turn-the-corner-on-lyme/

Time is ticking and the walk is just 2 days away, so there’s still time to join the walk and make a donation.  The Turn The Corner Foundation is an amazing organization dedicated to helping the cause of Lyme disease through education, awareness and research.  To learn more about Turn The Corner and the amazing things they do, check out their website:  http://turnthecorner.org/

I am personally so grateful for this organization.  At a time when I was very lost in this disease, trying to learn as much as I could on my own and just finding more and more conflicting information, I was lucky enough to find this organization.  In addition, it is because of this organization that the film ‘Under Our Skin’ was produced.  If you haven’t seen the film I urge you to see it.  It is an amazing documentary about Lyme disease, the controversy behind it and the patients (like myself) stuck in the middle of it.  Many PBS stations are airing the film this May for Lyme Disease Awareness Month.  (Some PBS stations are playing in June too, each PBS station is different.)  Also, you can now watch ‘Under Our Skin’ on Instant Netflix.  To learn about the film visit:  http://www.underourskin.com/ For those of you with Instant Netflix, you can watch the film here:  http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Under-Our-Skin/70118373#height1630

As you can see if you don’t already know, Turn the Corner Foundation has done amazing things in the fight for awareness and understanding of Lyme disease.  Without them and their help I wouldn’t have the resources I need available, and the lives of thousands of people would not be changed because of their work.

I urge you all to make a donation to this year’s first annual virtual walk to raise money for this amazing organization.  No matter what the amount, every little bit helps.  I’m honored to be able to be a part of this groundbreaking virtual walk, and ask that you help make this a successful fundraising event, in addition you will be helping to further the understanding of what those of us who suffer from this disease go through, as well as helping as we work towards finding a cure.

To join the Virtual Walk To Turn The Corner On Lyme, visit the fundraising page where you can make your donation.  http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/turnthecorner/virtualwalk I thank all of you for your participation, and by doing so you help give me and hundreds of thousands of other people hope for a chance to get our lives back, and stop others from suffering the way we have.

Thank you again for anything you can do to support this wonderful cause with me!

1st Annual International Virtual Walk To Turn The Corner On Lyme

// May 9th, 2011 // 2 Comments » // LymeBites Blog

The wonderful organization Turn The Corner Foundation is putting on the first ever virtual walk for Lyme Disease.  It takes place this Sunday, May 15th.  And anyone can be a part of it simply by following the link below and joining the fight against Lyme Disease.  I’ve already joined the walk and ask that those of you who are able also do so, by making a donation for this important cause.  To quote Teri Raser, recipient of one of the 2010 Courage Awards given at the annual fundraising Turn the Corner Foundation fundraiser:  ”Without organizations like them, there would be no hope for people like me.”  That is why it’s so important to help this organization fulfill their many missions and goals.  Please join me in this virtual walk and help make the changes to Lyme disease that are so desperately needed, through the amazing work of this organization on behalf of Lyme disease patients everywhere.

Thank you,
Eric

To join the virtual walk follow this link:  http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/turnthecorner/virtualwalk

Interview with Candice Accola on Lyme Disease

// June 16th, 2010 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

Candice Accola, one of our angels from the PSA’s, and from the show The Vampire Diaries, speaks with Liol magazine (who also interviewed our very own Ashley van Tol) on Lyme disease, her part in the PSA’s and her friend Teri.  She also mentions Teri’s mother Helen, who many of you on Facebook know and who has shared some of her Lyme poetry on LymeBites. 

Check out her interview…and thanks again to Candice for taking a stand for Lyme disease and for her friend Teri.