Friday, May 16, 2014

Pictures from the Chicago Lyme Protest 2014

Message from Jim Berger, Illinois State Coordinator: 

" Thank You All Lyme Warriors, I believe the Chicago Lyme Awareness Protests were a huge success. Well over a thousand (close to 1500) bags of Lyme Literature and/or Lyme Awareness pamphlets were disseminated to interested people. The highlight was our visit to the IL State Medical Society (ISMS) and the obvious threat felt by the medical doctors there. Throughout the protest, first the doorman and then a security guard came by to keep us off their store front property. Finally, the Chief of Security came down demanding to know under what authority we had to be there. I was able to pull out a letter from the City of Chicago authorizing our public assembly on the streets of Chicago to promote Lyme Disease Awareness. My good friend Dave assured them we would be back again next year! At the Tribune Building a WGN radio reporter came out and talked with Dave at length. At Water Tower Place, thousands of people became aware of our fight for Lyme awareness prevention and proper treatment. And again the fantastic and enthusiastic effort by Lyme warriors from Illinois and Indiana brought up to date and accurate information on Lyme Disease prevention to literally hundreds of people. Hoo...ah!!!"

Jim Berger protesting for Lyme Disease Awareness

Day 1

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Day 2

Lyme patients protest for Lyme awareness in Chicago, Illinois 2014 Photo Credits: Jennifer Bialk Scott

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

2014 Chicago WWLP

Chicago Worldwide Lyme Protest 2014

What: Lyme Rally
When: Friday, May 16, 2014 11:00AM - 3:15PM
Saturday, May 17, 2014 12:00PM – 3:15PM
Where: Water Tower Place, The Tribune Tower, & IL State Medical Society

Welcome back! This is the second year now for the Worldwide Lyme Disease Awareness Protest that will be taking place all over the world on May 16 - 18th. There will be several states and several countries all protesting on this weekend.

World Wide Lyme Disease Awareness Rally Friday, May 16 and Saturday May 17
Illinois State Medical Society
20 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL (West Sidewalk)
May 16 & 17, 2014  11:00AM to 1:15PM

Tribune Tower
435 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL  (East Sidewalk)
May 16, 2014  12:00PM to 2:15PM

Water Tower Place
835 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL  (East Sidewalk)
May 16 & 17, 2014  1:00PM to 3:15PM

Just bring your signs and join us for a peaceful demonstration asking that Lyme Disease be recognized!

If you have any questions please contact Jim Berger at Email: BJIMBEST

Protest Locations

Click Here to See Pictures from 2013.

Please share these posters on social media to spread the word!

Mission Statement

1. Lyme patients from all over the world feel they are being ignored and even being denied treatment for tick borne illnesses such as Lyme Disease, Babesia, Erlichisois, Ricksettia and Bartonella.

2. Demands are being made for accurate testing, proper treatments, and admittance that Chronic Lyme Disease is real, serious and potentially fatal.

3. Patients want to know why the IDSA is being used by the CDC for their guidelines in the treatment of Lyme Disease even after Attorney General Blumenthal's investigation found them biased and the guidelines flawed.

4. Lyme patients are asking that the healthcare community be better educated in order to effectively diagnose and treat patients with Chronic Lyme Disease.

5. Lyme patients are stating that independent funding for medical research into Lyme Disease testing and treatment are needed.

6. Several states and over twenty countries will be protesting including: Germany, Austria, Canada, UK, Switzerland, France, US, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Australia, Iceland, Finland, The Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, South Africa, Spain, Romania and the Faroe Islands.

7. There will be protests, rallies, letter writing campaigns, a phone calling campaign, live petitions and Ribbons Across America.

Chicago Area Additions 

1. Focus on educating 80% of people currently suffering from chronic lyme disease that do not now realize, that is what is wrong with them? i.e. currently misdiagnosed or suffering in silence because nobody believes them

2. Note that there are two viewpoints: IDSA and ILADS. We are primarily the fallout from the IDSA guidelines that did not work for us

3. In parallel have as many Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts involved in Lyme Disease Awareness and Early Prevention. Have them spread the word.

4. Protest Chicago Tribune for biased article on Chronic Lyme Disease: i.e. Chronic Lyme Disease does not exist. Get as much media support as possible that is at least open to understanding the opposite view: Chronic Lyme does exist. Chicago Tribune location would be the one place we would get a bit excited and fervent in our message that we represent and are those chronically ill Lyme Patients.

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