Join us and together we can raise funds to support awareness and education, and assist in research and innovative treatment of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases.
The Lyme Support Network is a non-profit service organization dedicated to making a difference by building awareness of Lyme Disease within our community. Our primary goal is to serve as a support group for people with Lyme Disease and / or other tick-borne diseases. Our work also includes advocacy to help increase the level of knowledge and understanding of Lyme Disease among the general public and the medical community.
August Support Group Meeting
Wednesday, August 6, 6:30 PM
Our August Support Group Meeting will focus on planning for our annual walk and we'll also have time for individual and small-group support discussions. The meeting will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church - see location details below.
June Presentations & Courses - A Great Success!
June was a busy month, with well-attended presentations and courses supporting our goals of awareness and education. Over 80 people attended our June 4 meeting with featured presentations from two speakers:
- Dr. Betty Maloney provided an update on prevention of tick bites and recent
scientific research into Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses, including a
synopsis of papers presented at recent scientific conferences.
- Mike Adam, Senior Biologist with the Lake County Health Department, shared
extensive information from his field work on ticks in his presentation
“Emergence of Deer Ticks in Lake County”.
On June 6, Dr. Maloney also presented two courses:
- Over 60 PE teachers, coaches and park staff attended the course
“Preventing Lyme Disease –Risk Reduction for Recreational Activities”.
- Over 35 nurses attended Dr. Maloney's 4-hour course entitled “Understanding Lyme Disease”,
Thanks to all who attended, and a special thanks to Dr. Maloney and Mike Adam.
Save the Date !
6th Annual Lyme Walk
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10 AM
Jewel Tea Pavilion - Citizens Park - Barrington, IL
Our 6th Annual Lyme Walk will be held on September 21 in beautiful Citizens Park.
Join us to walk the scenic park trails, or if you prefer, just join us for the fellowship, serene park vistas, great food and many other activities we will have for the entire family. See our event flyer for additional details. Mark your calendar now to save the date., and check back soon for registration information,
If you are planning to walk and would like to multiply your impact by having friends, family and work associates support your effort, you can use our pledge form for pledge sign up. Gathering pledges also helps build awareness regarding Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, a key objective in our mission!
Interested in being a sponsor? Please contact us for sponsorship opportunities.
Monthly Support Group Meetings
Our regular monthly support group meetings are scheduled on the first Wednesday of each month and are held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 25519 W Hwy 134, Ingleside, IL 60041. Trinity is located near the Long Lake Metra Station (Milwaukee District North Line to Fox Lake), so if you would like to come by train please contact us, we can provide rides to/from the Long Lake station.