Tuesday, July 10, 2012

More awareness: Booth at SouthFields Community Day

Once again we are planning to talk to people about Lyme Disease, share information and pamphlets, answer questions and in general make sure more and more people know how to look out for themselves and their loved ones.

This Saturday, July 14, is the 3rd annual SouthFields Community Day, with booths, food, make-your-own items, demonstrations, a Scavenger hunt to "Find Bob", book signing by an author, and more. Over 30 participants will be showcasing their talents, skills and offerings for our enjoyment and enrichment. There will be classic cars to admire, contemporary art, vocal groups, inflatables for kids, a chance to use a pottery wheel, and more.

We'll have our Lyme Disease table and  canopy tent there if you want to come by to say hi! Perhaps you have friends with questions about Lyme disease. Perhaps you have a story to share. If you know someone with Lyme disease who would like to be part of the tally, please let them look at the tab at the top of this page for more information.

I'll also have samples of real ticks there to show how tiny they are. Don't worry, they'll be very dead!

Click the link on the left
The event runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. In case of rain, everything will be moved into the school. 
Address: SouthFields Village Public School, 110 Learmont Ave, Caledon. Go north on Kennedy road, cross Mayfield road and the new subdivision will be on your right. Click for a MAP

Here is a pamphlet explaining more about the event on Saturday, that you can page through like a book on your computer. SouthFields Community Day 
There is a full page with details about the schedule and times, of what happens when during the day.

Link to large map is on the right
The picture only shows one view. Bigger layout map of the event can be found here - look at the top of the page for the yellow square with label "Lyme Disease", opposite the red Fire trucks area.

We are amazed at how many people come to ask for information about Lyme disease. They know a little, or have heard the word, but they are hungry and eager to learn more. 

With all these events going on, I don't get to update the second part of my story on this blog. My apologies! Thank you for visiting or sharing.

* This September, there will be articles in the SouthFields Village voice about Lyme Disease, both from a vet and from me as a patient.

Grateful for all the opportunities! Please ask if you need to know something. If we don't know, we'll find out.


Paula said...

Hi Marlene,

How GREAT that you're able to work at the Lyme booths despite how you must be feeling on some days. I must say that it really helps me, mentally, to participate any way I can in helping others through this awful illness. Thanks for all your hard work. It's very interesting that people actually approach the booth for information! That's a good thing, but I wonder why they seek the information? Perhaps they ARE actually hearing tidbits here and there on the news, so the word 'Lyme' is now in their vocabulary. Yet, they don't know enough. As we know, the news reports are usually short, and don't tell the WHOLE story. Is your information mainly geared to 'protecting' people from Lyme, or does it inform of the political disaster, too? With encouragement to contact their MP? Just wondering. Anyway,thanks for all of your hard work on the Lyme front. Hope you have lots of success this Saturday.

chillin with Quillin said...

good luck in sharing your information, and take care of yourself, it sounds like your one busy lady!!!

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