Ottawa ON – James Christie, founder of “Cycle for Lyme”, is now past the midway mark in his goal to cycle 2,000 km in 30 days
There is now a brand new tourist attraction that will be bringing people into the Markstay, Ontario, area by the bus load. If you follow highway 17 about 70 meters west of Pioneer Street and highway 17, in fluorescent pink paint you will see the words “Cycle For Lyme 1000 km JGC Magic” sprayed onto the edge of the asphalt. And in the event you are a police officer and are reading this – I have no idea how it got there…………..
WHAT: James will be giving a speech about the highlights and challenges of his awareness-raising campaign so far before heading out to complete his journey which ends at Queen’s Park in Toronto on June 19th.
My motivation for enduring the pain was simple. I simply keep thinking about the people I have met in the last few weeks that are so horribly affected physically by this disease and how I am so dam lucky to be limited to a pain in my stomach. I don’t think I am lucky to be where I am, I know I am.
WHEN: Sunday, June 12th at 11:00 a.m.
Evening – I didn’t realize how emotional Ottawa would be until I was spinning into the city this afternoon. 5 weeks ago today I met some incredibly high spirited people on Parliament Hill, all closely affected by Lyme.
WHERE: Parliament Hill, Ottawa
WHY: The founder of “Cycle for Lyme”, who struggled with undiagnosed Lyme disease for over 20 years, wants the general public, medical professionals, and healthcare policy-makers to understand the importance of prevention, early diagnosis and adequate treatment of an illness that can happen anywhere in Ontario and most parts of Canada.