Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wall of Hope 2009 - Toronto

Those attending the demonstration may have their choice of a t-shirt or canvas carry-bag (while supplies last), compliments of Lyme Action Group.

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Jozef Krop (LLMD) and Ms. Helke Ferrie (medical/science author) will be speaking at the event. We will also be making a formal presentation of our petition to an MPP, which will subsequently be read in the Legislature.

Washrooms are available -- ask someone from Lyme Action to escort you to the building.

If you don't need to rush off, please pack a lunch and join us for a picnic on the north lawn (picnic tables available) after 11:30am. And if you still don't need to rush off after lunch, you might want to pay a visit to the Legislature where our petition is scheduled to be read at approximately 1:30 pm!

Remember umbrellas just in case... but let's keep praying for sunshine. ;-) The forecast is looking mighty fine.

Please spread the word -- let's make a strong statement with the number in attendance. See you on the 17th!

To all who are concerned about Lyme Disease:

Lyme Action Group is pleased to sponsor this year's Wall of Hope 2009 in Toronto. Mark your calendars: Thursday September the 17th. The Wall of Hope is happening once again this year right across Canada. Our Toronto event will begin at 10:00 am on the south lawn of the Ontario Legislature at Queen's Park. This will officially go until 11:30 am.

The purpose of the event is to attract attention to the issues of Lyme disease, and to make medical associations and governments on all levels think about what they are not doing to help us! We need their help. Please come and join us! Bring friends and family who know what daily struggles we go through. Contact your elected representatives (links to the right) and see if they will meet with us in front of Queen's Park. Contact any media source you can and lets make this as public an event as possible. The more people the stronger we are and the stronger the message we will be sending. 2009 has been an extraordinary year for media coverage of Lyme issues -- let's keep the momentum building!

Items needed will be lots of big and readable signage, fliers and anything else anyone can think of! Most importantly we need lots of participation. Lyme Action will have some posters available and a few other surprises for those in attendance! Remember to bring water, snacks and chairs.

If you need transportation (or can help with transportation), directions or other information, please let us know. There is a TTC stop immediately on the south side of the Legislature grounds. We will be gathering on the south lawn (see green arrow on map below). There are a number of paid parking locations in the area, including on King's College Circle on the adjacent University property (west of the Legislature). Please visit the Wall of Hope 2009 - Toronto Facebook page where you will find additional info and can indicate your attendance. See you on the 17th!

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For more information, please contact: Keith Poullos (GTA Lyme Support group) 519-853-0149 or Lyme Action Group. Please note that this is a scent-free event as some in attendance have severe sensitivities.

Lyme Action gratefully acknowledges the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation for the use of the poster series linked above.

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