Created: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 09:00:00 PST
Updated: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 09:44:24 PST
7th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO LYME DISEASE AWARENESS WALK
You're invited to take the bite Out of LYME!
PLEASE Support the many Californians stricken with Lyme Disease! Join San Diego 6 the CW and Brooke Landau at the 7th Annual San Diego Lyme Awareness Walk taking place on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 8 am-2 pm at the new location at Vacation Isle East (next to Paradise Point Resort). The paved 2-mile walk (wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, pets on leashes, and children are all welcome) will begin at 9 am followed by a rally at 11 a.m. Speakers will include well-known ILADS doctors, authors and advocates. Dr. Richard Horowitz, will sign advance copies of his new book "Why Can't I Get Better: Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease."
The event is FREE to attend and registration is not required. You could also raise money for Lyme Disease.org (CALDA) by creating a Lyme Walk team or joining one at http://lymewalks.lymedisease.org/lyme.
Local Gluten-free/Paleo Food Trucks will be by during lunch OR you could bring a Picnic. Shirts, totes and wristbands for sale. Free parking.
Lyme disease and several co-infections are spread by ticks so tiny most people don't realize they have been bitten. Dogs and other pets can also be affected. Ticks have been found in almost all the counties of California including San Diego which is considered a moderate risk area.
In humans, Lyme disease is often misdiagnosed and goes untreated, causing many patients to suffer chronic health problems. The commonly used tests are insensitive and may miss up to half the cases, according to CALDA's website. Doctors may think their patient has chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, MS or mental illness rather than Lyme disease.
For information about Lyme disease visit Lyme Disease.org (CALDA) at www.lymedisease.org.
LIVE COVERAGE ON WAKE UP SAN DIEGO
If you're not able to attend the event, catch San Diego 6 the CW LIVE TV Coverage with Brooke Landau on Wake Up San Diego on Saturday, October 19th @ 8 am.