Monday, March 15, 2010

Paint May Lyme Green and Ribbons Across America

May is Lyme Disease Awareness month. This year become a part of the campaigns designed to help end Lyme disease ignorance.

Paint May Lyme Green and Ribbons Across America are two campaigns that have been created to help spread Lyme disease Awareness across all of North America.

Ribbons Across America is a campaign started by, Sturbridge Lyme Awareness of Massachusetts - S.L.A.M. to help raise awareness and to serve as a tribute to those who have lost their battle to this disease. Participation in Ribbons Across America is so simple! Get some lime green ribbons and hang them (with permission) in your community.

Paint May Lyme Green is a campaign that was started this year, on the opposite side of North America in California, by Lymenaide.

Lymenaide has created a multimedia campaign to spread Lyme disease awareness and educate the public about Lyme.

Paint May Lyme Green expands upon Ribbons Across America by adding compontents such as:
  • A television Public Service Announcement being produced for Lyme disease.
  • A viral campaign using your stories
  • A visual campaign that in addition to ribbons includes, flyers, shirts, pins, banners signs and more to help you truly Paint May Lyme Green in your community.

To learn more about Ribbons Across America go to- http://www.s-l-a-m.org/

To learn more about Paint May Lyme Green, including how to submit your story, where to purchase awareness items and ribbon, and to download a PDF version of the entire campaign to share with your Lyme support groups, friends and family go to- http://lymenaide.wordpress.com/paint-may-lyme-green

Please also consider making a donation to help cover the production costs of the Lyme Disease Public Service Announcement that is being produced. (follow link and scroll down page)

Give the Lyme community a voice by painting your town Lyme green and hanging ribbons across America this year. Together we can make a difference and end Lyme disease ignorance.

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