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LymePowerOfUs

by ILADS LymePowerOfUs category: Cause

“I've joined the #LymePowerOfUs movement to put an end to the Lyme disease epidemic! Join us. We need your voice! RT. http://thndr.it/1ba3Rl2

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This campaign ended on September 16, 2013 at 12PM

LymePowerOfUs

#LymePowerOfUs’ goal is to inform, inspire and motivate individuals and groups across the world to take actions that increase awareness of Lyme disease, and put an end to the growing epidemic of tick-borne diseases.

#LymePowerOfUs enables the voices of people affected by Lyme disease to be heard and create the changes necessary to end the Lyme disease epidemic. Through social actions and the online tools we offer, we believe that our voices can come together and become a unified voice advocating for the end to the Lyme disease epidemic. 

We're working towards our vision of a world where no one is denied appropriate diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, where families aren’t ruined financially, and where no one lives a life of suffering from chronic Lyme disease. Join Us. We need your voice. 

Goals

1. Build public awareness of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, and the dangers in not getting properly diagnosed and treated. 

2. Educate and trains physicians worldwide in the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases. 

3. Give back by raising funds for LymeTap, a program which provides assistance for initial Lyme-related lab tests to patients who are in financial need. 

Why is this important?

It is unclear how many cases of tick-borne diseases are properly diagnosed or reported each year. Estimates indicate that only one out of every ten cases of Lyme disease is reported and that many people are misdiagnosed and under-treated.

The CDC states the following: "Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics." This is the information that is being disseminated to physicians worldwide and it strongly influences physician treatment decisions.

This misinformation is putting people at risk of developing chronic Lyme disease, creating untold suffering and making it much more difficult to cure. Education and awareness among doctors and patients, coupled with heightened attention to the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases is absolutely essential.

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ILADS LymePowerOfUs
@ilads_lyme

ILADS is a nonprofit, international, multi-disciplinary medical society, dedicated to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Lyme and its associated diseases. ILADS promotes understanding of Lyme and its associated diseases through research and education and strongly supports physicians and other health care professionals dedicated to advancing the standard of care for Lyme and its associated diseases.

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