NEWS: ILADS lights up NYC’s Times Square with Lyme message
The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society is running a powerful public awareness campaign to create greater understanding of the dangers of Lyme disease, thanks to a special donation of advertising time on the CBS JumboTron.
The message reads: “Lyme disease…Growing faster than AIDS…protect your family from Lyme disease…get informed at ilads.org.”
The CBS JumboTron is a giant video screen, 26 feet tall and 20 feet across. It’s strategically located on New York City’s world-famous Times Square, at 42nd Street between 7th and 8th streets. An estimated 1.6 million people pass by every day. The digital billboards of Times Square are considered the most valuable advertising signs in the world.
The ILADS message will run 700 times during a three-month period, including during the Thanksgiving Day Parade and New Year’s Eve.
- November 25, 2011 at 6:50 pm
- November 25, 2011 at 7:22 pm
Heartfelt thanks to ILADS and CBS for helping create awareness about this devastating Lyme. Have had chronic Lyme for 26 plus years and have been reinfected twice.
- November 25, 2011 at 9:58 pm
All I can say is FANTASTIC!!! I imagine lots of Lymies will have their picture taken by the sign there!
- November 26, 2011 at 12:52 am
I am very Thankful for CBS & ILADS making such an Awareness regarding Lyme Disease and the Co infections. I have Lyme Disease & Babesia it has been a long struggle for myself. I had been told for 2 1/2 yrs that I do not have Lyme Disease anymore, that I was treated in July 2009 the Lyme was caught in time. I have had False Negatives and was not properly treated. August 2011 I did test positive for the Lyme & Babesia by a wonderful LLMD. I wish I had had known about ILADS sooner. Thank you, this Awareness will help others. I am so happy, greatful, thankful that words cannot describe. Sincerely, Cheryl
- November 26, 2011 at 10:52 pm
A huge THANK YOU to the generous benefactor for your tremendous gift in bringing Lyme Disease Awareness to the world's attention. YOU are THE BEST!
- November 27, 2011 at 10:03 pm
thanks 4 finally recognize this deadly disease that me and so many suffer with I was diagnosed with Lyme last year,but have had many years,I suffer co infections this disease is deadly its done so much 2 my body,Thanks 4 posting this we need 2 find a cure 4 this disease,Marcia Ivey-Snead
- November 28, 2011 at 1:21 pm
I am from Maine, I have neurolyme.. I want to thank you for getting the word out on the dangers of Lyme..
- November 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm
Thanks you much CBS for bringing this to attention to such a large arena. I believe I was born with lyme. I now have many co-infections and heavy metal poisonings also. These illnesses have stolen our lives. Thank you in helping us fight the fight. Tallmadge, Ohio
- November 28, 2011 at 6:17 pm
I was unaware that I had lyme disease and passed it to my baby girl through my pregnancy. No doctor even thought to test me for lyme disease. I live in west virginia and there is only one lyme literate doctor in my state. The infectious disease specialist in my area told me I couldn't possibly have lyme because it doesn't exist in west virginia. I am here to tell you YES IT DOES. Lyme disease is in every state. And uneducated doctors and cdc guidelines written by insurance companies money are posing an extremely dangerous threat to the health of Americans. Thank you for making lyme disease more public! You are saving lives!
- November 28, 2011 at 8:59 pm
The CDC says Big Stone Gap, VA is a low to zero risk zone for Lyme Disease. I have seen up to 20 deer in my yard at one time! It is time eyes are opened: no one is immune! Thank you for your efforts.
- December 3, 2011 at 11:35 pm
THANK GOD ! It's ABOUT TIME !!
DOCTORS NEED A GOOD KICK IN THE ASS ! THEY ARE DENYING THE EXISTANCE OF LYME AND ARE KILLING THIER PATIENTS !!
WAKE UP AMERICA !!
The INSURANCE CO"S AND THE CDC ARE DENYING COVERAGE AND RUNNING LYME DOCS OUT OF BUSINESS…THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES..
THEY KNOW IT'S A BIOWEAPON AND THEY ARE AFRAID OF LAWSUITS.
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