Welcome to the North Carolina Lyme Advocacy blog. This blog is for compiling all known NC Lyme Advocacy events into a blog location for those with and those without a facebook page. Items we publish in facebook will also be published here in order to provide those without a facebook page pertinent information regarding events that are happening in North Carolina with regards to Lyme Disease Awareness. We hope that everyone will find this as a useful tool especially over the next few months as there are a lot of events currently being planned.
Something that you may want to know who are planning these different events. I thought that I would go through these with a very simple, “Who What When Where and Why” Format.
Who: These events are being planned by multiple groups and non-profits in North Carolina. We have several groups working together and many us most recently met together for the first time to discuss future advocacy events. Some of the groups we are fortunate enough to have in North Carolina are the North Carolina Lyme Disease Foundation, Carolina Lyme, Beat the Bite, TIC-NC, NATCAPLYME and many various support groups including Support Group meetings in Raleigh, Triangle Lyme Disease Support Group in Apex NC, a private online support group which I currently run and I know there are multiple others including one in Hendersonville NC.
What: We will be planning multiple events over the course of the year. Some groups will do this as a complete separate entity while others will work together. Stay tuned for the events.
When: These events will be throughout the year, but also some events will be annual events happening every year where as others will be solitary events.
Where: These events will be all over North Carolina. Some you will be able to do from your own home. Many will be in the Raleigh area simply because that is where a good majority of our leaders are living, but if you have an event planned in your own area – let us know and we will add it to the blog and to our facebook page. Where can you look for information regarding these events? Well continually check out this blog site for new posts.
Why: As you know many people are not aware when it comes to Lyme Disease and other Tick Borne Illnesses. We want to spread that awareness throughout North Carolina to the pubic, different organizations, legislation and doctors.
Stay tuned here for more information.
NC Lyme Advocacy Leader Jennifer