Lyme video to play on NYC Jumbotron through 2016
From the Lyme Disease Challenge:
The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation (ILADEF) and the Lyme Disease Challenge have collaborated to launch the #getlymesmart Lyme disease awareness campaign in New York City’s Times Square.
On one of the huge screens at the corner of 1500 Broadway, you can now see the big version of this video designed to spread awareness to NYC locals and visitors. It will run about 60 times a day through New Year’s Day, offering many opportunities for people to get smart about Lyme.
If you are in the area, snap a photo in front of the screen and post it to social media, using the tag #getlymesmart. We will have a way for everyone else to participate as well very soon, so please stay tuned.
In addition to celebrating in the excitement and sharing the good news, we want to say thank you.
One of the primary goals of the Lyme Disease Challenge has been to spread much needed awareness about the risk and reach of this insidious disease. Thanks to your generous support and participation, LDC funds have allowed ILADS to take advantage of this outstanding opportunity. So, thank YOU!
Watch the video here:
- October 13, 2016 at 11:20 am
Interesting looking promo…for those who have Lyme or associated Tick Borne diseases, or know of them….BUT…how many people wandering around Times Square fit this category? my guess is that is few.
Might the money be better spent by presenting same/similar facts in locations where Lyme and the other diseases are more known and more prevalent?
- October 13, 2016 at 1:01 pm
This is great! But would strongly suggest they make something to *really* get people’s attention- like “most people don’t notice a tick or a rash and CDC’s test misses most cases,” otherwise, I bet very, very few ppl will actually go to ILADS.org. Plus I think it would make sense to have “ILADS.ORG” be a lot bigger- it’s hard to catch in that short timeframe.
Also, curious how much that costs.
- October 13, 2016 at 8:55 pm
What a great idea. Wish I still lived in NYC to see it.
- November 2, 2016 at 5:41 pm
Are there any plans to bring this awareness campaign to other cities? We need a movement BIG & STRONG!! I’m in Chicago and I’m interested in getting involved. We need to bring so much more attention to this disease.
- November 2, 2016 at 7:49 pm
I think this is a great idea. I already posted it on my Instagram page. Believe me it was really hard trying to video it from my iPad to my cell phone!
- November 2, 2016 at 7:58 pm
People with Lyme disease usually do not have any money left. So this story may help a little, but not enough. When there is a true ground swell, then maybe people will learn. I am glad to see that more people are at least learning about Lyme. Information about mercury poisoning needs to be spread more too. LLMDs and dentists need to work together. It is the dental connection that I did not know about, and by the time I figured it out, could not afford to treat. I had a mouth full of mercury, didn’t like that black stuff in my mouth. I had a regular dentist take it out. But the process was done unsafely (no rubber dams or precautions), so I probably was poisoned by the mercury. Probably the dentist was poisoned too. He did not know any more than I did at the time. I cannot help but wonder how this dentists health is now. I know Yolanda did get her teeth taken care of.
- December 28, 2016 at 4:52 pm
Agree with you 100 % about the much needed lyme literate Dental professionals.
I had a fractured infected moler that was straight into my cheekbone.
After the extraction, I was and still am in shock of my portion being $6,000. That’s after insurance.
The oral surgeon was very interested in my lyme disease.
He studied in Michigan where there are many Lyme Disease and ticks, and said that he had no idea of the California lyme disease.
He said the only Yolanda Hadid and myself.
I can’t imagine that he might have thought I had her money as well.
He does pro bono work all the time.
I burst into tears and said that I had absolutely no way of paying that amount. I did pay about $1,200. at my first appointment.
The second surgery was when they told me my portion was $6,000.
I told him I only receive $750. a month in ssi.
That’s nothing in the San Francisco Bay Area.
His office sent me to collections.
What are we all going to do ?
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