Our weekend fundraising & awareness event was a huge success raising over 2,000 Euros. The event included a sponsored walk, Lyme presentation & music event with raffles, prizes & sponsored leg waxing (ouch!). Photos will be coming soon! This was a lot of fun but of course, we do have to think about the serious side of Lyme too. For tips on Lyme prevention, symptoms, rashes, testing & treatment check out our main website at www.ticktallkireland.org
To celebrate Tick Talk Awareness Week here are a few poems for your enjoyment..
It’s Tick Talk Time by Pauline Reid
Lyme in Ireland isn’t rare
And people need to be aware
They say prevention’s better than cure,
With Lyme disease, of this we’re sure.
Treatment methods often fail
And tests don’t really tell the tale.
So if you take a walk, a hike, a climb
Remember folks, it’s Tick Talk Time!!!
If Ticks Could Talk by Jenny O’Dea
Luna the tick has a message for thee,
She can’t jump or fly & she can’t even see,
But that won’t stop her from spreading diseases
That’s far more serious than just coughs or sneezes
Our aim to to help all those who’re afflicted
& help warn the public on how Lyme’s prevented
Tick Talk Ireland is adding their plea
To protect your pets & your family
There’s a Tick in your bed by Janet Fitzgerald
There’s a tick in your bed.
it came in on your dog.
It may climb to your head,
like I read in a blog.
It can stick in you hinnie.
and feed on your blood.
And while it is dinning,
you won’t know – it’s odd.
Then a week or two after,
you may notice a rash.
so you go to the Doctor,
who don’t know trash.
Then a month passed by,
and nights you can’t sleep,
You feel you might die,
there’s even pain in your feet.
So, you read on the net
what you could have, is Lyme.
There is treatment for that
but you MUST GET IT IN TIME!
If anyone would like to add more entries feel free to email us at: info(at)ticktalkireland(dot)org