MAY IS LYME DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH
A Message From Avril Lavigne:
Welcome! You are here to learn more about Lyme disease or to the help spread the word about Lyme disease. Both are extremely important!
To learn more about Lyme disease—from prevention to symptoms—please scroll to the bottom of the page for important information. To help GLA spread the word about Lyme disease—prevention, symptoms, and the risk—see immediately below for details on our special Lyme Awareness campaign.
LYME AWARENESS CAMPAIGN – PRINT FLYERS HERE
More people need to know about the risk and symptoms of Lyme disease, and how to prevent a tick bite. Our goal is to spread the Lyme disease awareness message far and wide, and we need your help to do it! Help us get our GLA Lyme Awareness flyers into high traffic locations in local communities. Are there locations in your city or town that get a lot of traffic? If so, we’d love to get our flyers posted in those locations, to educate as many people as possible. Be sure to check with the store employee or manager to make sure you can post the flyer, or leave some at the front desk to hand out. Click below to print the flyers:
Or email us at Marketing@GLA.org and we’ll send them to you.
SHOW US WHERE YOU POSTED
In order for us to track the reach of this initiative, we are asking that you take a picture/video of yourself distributing these flyers and post it on social media (or email it to us). Be sure to tag your location and Global Lyme Alliance! This will be a fun way for us to spread the word, get more to participate and also keep track of cities and locations around the world where the flyers are being posted! Have questions? Email: Marketing@gla.org
THE POWER OF SOCIAL AMPLIFICATION
When you place the flyers in and around your community, take a picture of the flyer (or a selfie with the flyer) and post it on social media, you’ll inspire others to want to get involved too! This will further the success of the campaign. Social engagement and sharing can likely double the reach of our message.
If you can’t share the flyers in your community, share them on social! Throughout the month we’ll be posting animated gifs and social graphics that correspond with the messaging in our flyers. Feel free to share these with your friends and family via email. Follow us on social media to reshare the graphics when they go live.
Click below to save the images to repost. They’re sized perfectly for sharing on social!
WHERE TO POST FLYERS
- Schools (Main office, Nurses office, and PTO newsletters)
- Post Offices
- Restaurants / Coffee Shops
- Town Halls
- Barber Shops / Beauty Parlors
- Nail Salons
- Ice Cream Stands
- Doctor’s Offices / Dentist’s Offices
- Large Employers (think lunchroom bulletin boards)
- Convenience Stores / Gas Stations
- Auto Repair Shops
- Community Centers
- Day Care Centers
- Chambers of Commerce
- Banks / Credit Unions
- Hardware Stores i.e., Lowes, Home Depot
- Public Bulletin Boards
- Fitness Centers
- Outdoors parks
- Hiking Trails
Want to make a donation to help support outreach programs like this and our overall mission? Click here to donate.
LEARN ABOUT LYME DISEASE
PREVENTION. Increased tick activity combined with unreliable diagnostics and limited treatment options makes diligent tick prevention for the entire family, including pets, of utmost important. The risk of a potentially debilitating tick bite is too great. Get prevention tips here.
SYMPTOMS. Most people with Lyme disease never felt the tick bite, and many do not see a rash. While you may not feel the bite, you may feel the symptoms. Some of the first symptoms may include a flu-like condition, with fever, chills, headache, stiff neck, achiness, and fatigue. Learn more about symptoms here.
WE ARE ALL AT RISK. Everyone is at risk for Lyme disease, especially if you enjoy outdoor activities. We’re not saying don’t enjoy the great outdoors, just learn how to prevent a tick bite and learn more about tick-borne diseases as a precaution. There are 427,000 new cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. every year. Don’t be one of them. Learn more about Lyme disease here.