Thursday, May 6, 2010

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

As many already know May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and Lymies all over the world are working hard! Two people in particular, I personally know, and are doing the work of many! I am so proud of my Lyme friends! Ashley van Tol of is on the West Coast creating Public Service Announcements that are being sent to television companies all over the United States. Her tireless efforts have affected all of us and she is making a very huge, very positive impact in the Lyme community. Eric Rutalante has a site as well.... and he is here on the East Coast. Eric is going on air with a number of radio stations, organizing free community screenings of the Lyme Disease Film "Under Our Skin", and filming videos for the Lymenaide's youtube channel. Phew....It exhausts me just thinking about it.....and that is not even all that they are doing. Somewhere in the midst of that I am doing a few things as well but we can save that for another day. To Eric and Ashley....daily you inspire me and I thank you for all that you do for the Lyme Community!


Eric said...

Awww...thank you Alyssa, that was very nice of you!!! But without everyone on the team and helping out it wouldn't be I'm sure Ashley feels the same way, that it takes a village! :) Looking forward to your new blog, and to be a part of it. Love the layout and color!!!!!

Happy Lyme Awareness Month!!!

Nonerz said...

I am so proud to be a part of this amazing community of activists. I'm honored to have gotten to meet Ashely & call her my friend. I'm pretty sure that I'll be meeting up with Eric sooner or later & am blown away by all he is doing to raise Lyme awareness.

Eric is right, it is definitely a team effort & the support has been great.

Ashley said...

Thanks Alyssa, Nani and Eric for all your help and support! You are some of the key players in Paint May Lyme Green! We are all doing amazing things!