Thursday, March 10, 2016

April 301th, 2016, Guest Speaker: Allie Cashel

Lyme Disease Awareness Meeting

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

1:30 to 4:30 PM

Berkshire Athenaeum
Ground Floor Auditorium
1 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Guest Speaker: Allie Cashel Author of “Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial”

A 2013 graduate of Bard College’s Written Arts Department, Allie Cashel is a first-time author. Her book began as her senior thesis project at Bard College and was developed into a full-length memoir which details her own experience, and also shares the stories of a number of other chronic Lyme patients from around the world, acting as a living portrait of the disease and its patients’ struggles for recognition and treatment. She is a passionate advocate for increased awareness and Lyme treatment reform. Meeting will begin with Allie speaking about her story, reading from her book and will be followed by open discussion.

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