The following blog was originally published on lymedisease.org.
There was no holiday to celebrate the people of the Lyme community. So we created one.
On Saturday, September 24th, 2022, Generation Lyme will host the second annual Generation Lyme Day, an all-day virtual event honoring everyone whose lives are impacted by Lyme disease. We will celebrate each other for who we are, far beyond our illness, and recognize wherever we are in our journeys.
Generation Lyme is a community for people battling Lyme disease. We know how isolating it can be to live with Lyme, and we’re here to change that. We host online Meet-Ups several times a week for patients, parents, partners, and supporters. We have a growing roster of dedicated volunteer hosts and cover several needs, with Meet-Ups for Parents, Partners, Supporters, Late-Nighters, International participants, Men, Women, college students, and the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities.
Gen Lyme Meet-Ups are ideal places to ask questions, share what’s on your mind, or just listen. You can connect in a safe space with people who understand what you’re going through and make new friends. We also share patient stories to show what it’s like to live with Lyme disease and help people connect with others who understand.
Facilitated by our Generation Lyme Board–Jesse Ruben, Brooke Stoddard, Haley DiBiase, and Jennifer Hoffmann, Gen Lyme Day is a holiday worth celebrating. It’s a day to bring us together, offer compassion, and uniquely uplift our cause. The event will feature fun, relaxing, at-home ways to enjoy a day as a community. We will share stories, amplify diverse voices, go live on social media throughout the day, interview guests from across the country, record a live episode of The Generation Lyme Podcast, host a Meet-Up, and have an after-party (with a concert)!
Our message is simple: We see you, we hear you, we value you, and we celebrate you. We are thrilled to bring joy to a community that doesn’t get to experience it often enough.
You can join Gen Lyme Day from wherever you are. It’s an experience that anyone and everyone can attend for free and from home. Gen Lyme Day is for you whether you’re feeling symptomatic, unusually great, or anything in between. The reality of your experience is welcome.
Here’s how to participate in this year’s Gen Lyme Day and stay updated on the day’s schedule:
For all updates and to view everything we did in 2021, click here!
To learn more about Generation Lyme, including our wide variety of Meet-Ups, awareness campaigns, patient stories, articles, collaborations, The Generation Lyme Podcast, and this incredibly uplifting community, visit genlyme.org.
Join us on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, for the second annual Gen Lyme Day!
Generation Lyme is a community built to empower people facing Lyme disease and an initiative of Project Lyme, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to tick-borne disease research, education, advocacy, and patient support.