Lyme Disease/Borreliosis Protest/Rallies and Awareness events will take place in over 25 countries around the world to raise awareness that Lyme and other Tick- borne infections are serious diseases that need urgent attention with regards to correct diagnosis and treatment.
To help you decide what type of event you may like to participate in / help co-ordinate, please also see below for the explanations on Awareness Event and Protest/Rally Information, as well as links to the National/ International campaigns. If you would like to hold an event, or attend one and need further assistance, contact Karen or Janice via the Worldwide Lyme Australia Facebook Page.
Remember : Your event does not have to be big to be successful! A table, some brochures and some family or friends to attend your stall and talk to people as they pass by, will raise awareness and help to save lives.
Awareness Event Information
An awareness event is aimed at providing education to the general public about Lyme Disease. Examples of awareness events are:
1. A march/walk through town, with a well populated end point. eg: town square, BBQ area, where people can assemble and hand out Lyme awareness/information brochures.
2. Set up a clearly marked stall in a public area such as a shopping centre or park, to hand out pamphlets relating to Lyme Disease and/or sell ‘Lyme Awareness’ merchandise.
3. Hosting a screening of award winning Lyme documentary , 'Under Our Skin'.
4. A green "afternoon tea" - either at work or at home, spread the Lyme word with green goodies, and awareness pamphlets.
Awareness!!! There doesn't have to be a group, or a whole lot of people to raise awareness of Lyme & Co. A couple of suggestions to do with just one or two in your area, or on your own, would be:
1. Deliver a prepared "Research Package" (to be supplied) to local parliament/MP's office
2. Letterbox drop of pamphlets. Alternatively attend a shopping centre/populated venue to hand out Lyme awareness brochures.
3. Approach a local newspaper or radio station for an interview/article on Lyme disease
4. Light your house/porch light green.
Protest Event Information
In the context of Lyme Borreliosis recognition
A protest is an activity with the specific aim of peacefully attracting the attention of the public and relevant government bodies to communicate dissatisfaction with the current level of recognition and treatment for people with Lyme and other associated tick-borne co-infections and would entail:
1. Rallies/picketing outside government buildings such as the Department of Health and hospitals.
National /International Campaigns
Join us on Facebook and find out how you can become involved in the following national / international campaigns: