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Welcome to Lyme Connection

Lyme Connection represents patients, family members, practitioners, researchers and community members committed to ending the suffering caused by tick-borne diseases. We educate the community about prevention and early diagnosis and support patients.

Our goal is to connect patients with compassionate care, helpful services and fellow patients. We offer the encouragement and validation needed to make it through what is often a daunting challenge.

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Pfeiffer to Speak at Ridgefield Library Thursday Evening, June 14

Mary Beth Pfeiffer will discuss her new book-- “Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change” -- at the Ridgefield (CT) Library on Thursday evening, June 14. Pfeiffer documents the human contribution to the dangerous spread of Lyme disease to dozens of countries and multitudes of people and challenges medical dogma that has left many untreated. "Lyme" makes a powerful case for action to combat ticks, address patient pain, and recognize humanity's role in creating an epidemic.

Pfeiffer has been a journalist for four decades. In the last five years, she has emerged as the nation's leading investigative reporter on Lyme disease, attracting national and international attention and winning seven awards for her groundbreaking articles. Pfeiffer was the first recipient of Lyme Connection's Courage in Journalism Award in 2014.

This program is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Lyme Connection and Books on the Common. Copies of Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change will be available for sale and signing at the event. Register HERE.

 

Join us at the capitol on May 1 to recognize Lyme Awareness Month

Join Lyme Connection at the capitol on May 1 from 10:30 - 2:30. Members of the tick borne disease community are gathering to celebrate 2018 as the FIRST official year recognizing May as “Connecticut Lyme Awareness Month.” Learn the BLAST prevention tips, share your story and let legislators know how TBD’s are impacting your family and your community. Look for us along the concourse between the Legislative Office Building and the capitol.

Lyme Connection’s second Courage in Journalism Award will be presented to Lew Leone, vice president and general manager of WNYW-FOX 5 TV at the group's May 17 event. The husband of a Lyme disease patient, Leone conceptualized and was the executive producer of the Emmy Award winning TV special, “Lyme and Reason: The Cause and Consequence of Lyme Disease.” Leone ardently supports the dissemination of accurate information about Lyme disease and co-infections.

COMING EVENTS ...

 

12th Annual Lyme Connection

Patient Seminar and Health Fair

Information and registration HERE

Come hear the latest research and treatment news from Dana Parish, Dr. Neil Spector, Dr. Steven Phillips and 25 health fair exhibitors.

Join us for Lyme Connection’s 12th Annual Patient Conference and Health Fair--“Looking at Lyme Through a New Lens” -- Thursday, May 17, at Western Connecticut State University’s Westside Campus Student Center. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., giving attendees time to visit the Lyme-focused health fair, featuring tick-control products, Lyme-literate practitioners, diagnostic laboratories, and manufacturers offering prevention and patient support services.

The evening program begins at 7:00 p.m. with the presentation of Lyme Connection’s second Courage in Journalism Award to Lew Leone, vice president and general manager of WNYW-FOX 5 TV.  Attendees will then hear from internationally acclaimed speakers: Wilton, Connecticut based internist and tick-borne diseases specialist Dr. Steven Phillips; Duke University Oncologist Dr. Neil Spector (by video); and patient advocate Dana Parish.

Admission is free thanks to the support of this year’s sponsors: Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, Hopkinton Drug, IGeneX, Inc., Nutramedix, SOPHIA Natural Health Center, and Tick Box Technology Corporation.

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