Read this Now!: The MA Lyme Commission Report on Lyme Disease was released on February 28th, 2013 after much struggle to do so. Thank you to the entire commission and the governor of MA for making this possible!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Updates Galore!

The Lyme Alliance of the Berkshires did not host any events in May and we want to apologize to anyone who may have been hoping to attend. We made a conscious decision to transplant our events to various points throughout this year instead of hosting them amid the frenzy of Lyme disease awareness month, when there are literally hundreds of events going on around the same time.

We are still planning on holding an educational demonstration in Pittsfield, MA, however it likely won't be until September, when we will also likely have a speaker visiting as well.

We are hoping to have an info table at Pittsfield's Third Thursday community festival at least once this summer as well. TBA!

Group meetings have also changed date/time to make it easier for everyone to attend. Our next meeting is on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 from 6 to 8:30 PM at the Pittsfield Library at 1 Wendell Avenue in the 2nd Floor Conference Room in Pittsfield, MA. The new meeting format will remain as our ongoing way of scheduling.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Lyme Disease Awareness Month (MAY 2014)

As of right now no plans are set for sure, but we are in the beginning stages of planning an educational demonstration to take place in downtown Pittsfield, MA with a tentative date of one of the Saturdays during May. This demonstration will be a simple event, with participants lining the sidewalk holding up signs bearing educational slogans. We also hope to get permission to hand out educational materials as well. 

This event may be followed in the weeks after by either a speaker or a community screening of the award-winning Lyme documentary Under Our Skin. These plans are still to be determined. Starting the second or third week of April we hope to be able to start advertising. Updates will follow as they are available.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

2014 Meetings, So Far....

Upcoming support group meetings are Thursday February 27th, Saturday March 22nd, April 26th, May 17th, Noon to 3 PM at the Berkshire Athenaeum (Pittsfield Library) at 1 Wendell Ave in Pittsfield, MA in the 2nd Floor Conference Room.

Saturday, January 18, 2014


Due to a family crisis our November & December meetings were canceled. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. However we're back on schedule now and will have dates posted for February through May real soon. Announcements about Lyme Disease Awareness Month events will likely be posted by mid-March as well. Happy New Year everyone!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

November Meeting and Updates

Our next support group meeting is Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 starting at Noon at the Berkshire Athenaeum on 1 Wendell Avenue in Pittsfield, MA in the conference room.

We are proud to announce that as part of our continued community outreach the Lyme Alliance of the Berkshires will be attending and have an info table at the of the "Girls Night Out" women's health fair hosted by REACH for Community Health at North Adams Hospital (main entrance) at 71 Hospital Avenue in North Adams, MA from 5 to 7:30 PM on Thursday, October 24th, 2013.

We are also taking part in a presentation of "Under Our Skin" including an education portion to follow the film at MCLA in North Adams (details TBA) in early November.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Updates and September Support Group Meeting.

Updates to our site have slowed to a halt due to our computer finally, after many false demises, expiring with a quick electrical spark and tiny puff of smoke. We will make changes to the site as we are able to. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

The support group however is doing absolutely amazing! Our June and August meetings were very well-attended! July was cancelled due to a family emergency. Thank you to all of you who sent us your wishes of good health!

Our next meeting is on Saturday September 21st, 2013 starting at NOON at the Berkshire Athenaeum (Pittsfield Library) in the conference room on the 2nd floor. 

The library is located at 1 Wendell Avenue in Pittsfield, MA 01201. 

We look forward to seeing you there!