Please take the Lyme Sucks challenge!!

 

The Lyme Sucks Challenge:

Lyme Sucks Challenge

1. Cut a lime in half (share it with a friend, or your favorite kid) and take a video of you sucking the lime dry

2. In your video, nominate 3 friends to take the Lyme Sucks Challenge & tag them when you post your video

3. Post your video and this text to your social media networks with the hashtag #lymesuckschallenge

4. Donate $10 to one of the research foundations listed to the right (OR $100 if you don’t take the challenge!)

Please donate to your choice:

https://canlyme.com/your-donations-matter/ (Canada)

www.lymeresearchalliance.org (US)

www.lymemd.org/research (US)

Text LYME22 £10 to 70070 to donate to Lyme Disease Action (UK)

Why take this challenge?

Because Lyme disease is the fastest growing infectious disease in Canada, and is becoming epidemic worldwide!

Because research into persistent Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections is severely underfunded!

Because there is evidence that in many cases, symptoms of Parkinson’s, ALS, MS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s disease, bi-polar disorder, and many other neurological and autoimmune disorders may be caused by Lyme disease.

CanLyme is working with the G. Magnotta Foundation for Vector Borne Diseases and senior executives of the newly built Humber River Hospital in Toronto to undertake an extensive human tissue research program using today’s most sophisticated DNA sequencing technology.  We hope to determine how many of the  2 million Canadians with these other diagnoses, actually are misdiagnosed, meaning they in fact have a borreliosis (Lyme Disease).  We are hoping to raise a minimum of 5 million dollars for this research that may be able to help hundreds of thousands in Canada and millions globally.  Evidence to date compels us to do this, and we have the technology now so please, donate.

  1. Merina Brisdon on said:

    I took the challenge! It wasn’t anywhere near as bad as the symptoms of Lyme Disease. I hope people all over the world will join in because people with Lyme are suffering physically, emotionally, and financially. Please join me in bringing hope to people with Lyme Disease.

  2. Gloria Putman on said:

    I think this Lyme idea of the lime would great!
    My daughter Bylynnda Lynn has Chronic Lyme Disease. ..
    How do we get this started?

    Thankyou
    Gloria Putman

  3. Gary McDougall on said:

    Here is the Lyme Sucks Challenge video that the Penticton BC and Area Lyme Group (facebook page) created on January 25th 2015. We had a lot of fun creating it. 5 of the 8 people in the video suffer from Lyme Disease. I would like to see the video (and fundraising idea) go “bacterial” (pardon the pun).
    Here is the youtube link , please have a look.
    http://youtu.be/w1M49lvMA7w

  4. Sue McDougall on said:

    Way to Go! Jodi Stansfield Family and friends. Lets keep the momentum going The canlyme Lyme Sucks Challenge is all year, not just March. It’s other Organizations doing “Bite a Lime” and other ones that were starting in March. How many can we get for this year alone, doing the canlyme Lyme Sucks Challenge.
    I like the Video that you did.

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