The MayDay Project Protest October 11, 2014


October 10, 2014 – CANDLELIGHT VIGIL- 6:00-9:00 PM


October 10, 2014

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL- 6:00-9:00 PM, 1201 Market Street, Downtown Marriott

October 11, 2014

PROTEST- 8AM – 3PM, Philadelphia Convention Center


1)The Mayday Project is asking that everyone please wear black shirts to the events. Green armbands will be given out to the first 200 in attendance.

2)No protest signs permitted at the Candlelight Vigil

3) No candles will be permitted within 15 feet of the “Oxygen in Use” zone.

4) Signs should be in tune with the The Mayday Project Mission of “Revise IDSA Guidelines to reflect current scientific evidence”.

5) No foul language or confrontational behavior permitted

6) Respect all authorities and abide by city ordinances

7) No blocking the walkways or doors, but we are allowed to use chairs

8) Clean up after yourself- no garbage is to be left behind

9) No bags are to be left unattended

We thank you ahead of time for your cooperation. Following these basic “Requests and Rules” will enable us to obtain permits for any (if necessary) protests in the future. This also shows that we can and will hold these events in a safe and professional manner- debunking the theory that Lyme patients are just a bunch of loonies. We want the community to be held in the highest regards possible. Thank you!

The Mayday Project


What is this all about and why? 


“Join The Mayday Project for a protest and vigil at IDSA’s IDWeek medical conference in Philadelphia.

We are calling on IDSA to update its guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease to reflect the current state of science and improved standards for patient care. We demand an end to the conflicts of interest by researchers who create guidelines that discourage doctors from providing the best standard of care.

Together, we will send the message that the handling of the Lyme epidemic by IDSA, CDC and NIH is appalling and shameful and that patients are joining forces to fight back and demand reform. The protest will take place Saturday, October 11th from 8:00am to 3:00pm at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia. The night before, a candlelight vigil will be held outside the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, which is designated as the headquarters hotel for IDWeek. Please only hit “join” if you are 100% committed to attending Saturday.

If you also plan to participate in the candlelight vigil, click the link below to RSVP for that as well.

Let’s speak out and make a difference!

The Mayday Project

See the Mayday Project website for travel and hotel information:!events/c1ke2

About the Mayday Project The Mayday Project is an advocacy group for Lyme disease patients, formed by volunteers who have been touched by Lyme in many ways. We aim to raise awareness about Lyme disease and related tick-borne illnesses. Mayday advocates for more accurate tests, better guidelines, improved access to treatment, increased education for physicians, and more funding for research.”

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