A Conversation with David Roth, Co-Chairman of the TBDA

Join us this week on Lyme Light Radio when I interview pioneering Lyme disease advocate David Roth. A man of great vision, compassionate understanding of the exploding Lyme epidemic and hard working foundation leader, David Roth has put his time, efforts and amazing business mind into a national awareness campaign in tandem with the terrific Staci Grodin, Charles Balducci, John Donnally and others at the famed Tick Borne Disease Alliance.

David’s great mission has been to unify the various Lyme disease groups, research efforts and foundations to create the strongest national force possible to help bring in the research dollars and momentum needed to ‘crack’ the denial, confusion and lack of assistance the Lyme disease crisis needs. He has ushered in a merger with the very renowned and respected Lyme Research Alliance in Greenwich, CT. The great good is that we now have a merged powerhouse called Global Lyme Alliance. David will elaborate on this significant step in the Lyme crusade as well as many salient topics on legal government matters, funding issues and more.

Please tune into WBLQ.net, LymeLightRadio.com or TheDrPatShow.com wednesday 4pm et/ 1pm pt for a first hand view as to the strides happening.  

David Roth is Co-Chairman of the Board of the New York-based Tick-Borne Disease Alliance TBDA. After being diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2010, following months of misdiagnosis, Mr. Roth committed himself to raising awareness about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Through his work with TBDA, Mr. Roth is leading efforts to advance initiatives aimed at developing a more reliable and effective diagnostic test for tick-borne diseases.

Mr. Roth is a Managing Director in Blackstone’s Real Estate group. Before joining Blackstone, he was a Principal in the acquisitions group at Walton Street Capital. He received a BA from Dartmouth, a JD from New York University School of Law and is a Certified Financial Analyst Charterholder. He also serves on the board of Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School.

You will appreciate David’s candor, strategic thinking and ability to make risk a winning move.

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

KatinaMakris.com

Historic Lyme News on Lyme Light Radio

Lyme history was made on September 9, 2014 when the US House of Representatives passed HR9701 – The Tick-Borne Disease Research Transparency and Accountability Act of 2014, a bill authored by Congressman Chris Gibson (NY•19).

You can read Congressman Gibson’s statement here: http://gibson.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=392929&utm_content=buffer67c89&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

This Is a major step forward, acknowledging the necessity of taking Lyme disease seriously and the fact that research is important. David Roth, Co-Chairman of the Board of the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) will join us on air this Wednesday, September 17 to discuss the ramifications of this important political step.

You can tune this Wednesday, September 17 at 4PM Eastern Time at http://www.transformationtalkradlo.com or on WBLQAM 1230 in Southern New England.

Katlna Makris, CCH, CIH

LymeLightRadlo.com

“Lyme Light Radio with Katina” Celebrates One-Year Anniversary!

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JOIN US ON THIS MOMENTOUS, HAPPY DAY- LYME LIGHT RADIO’S FIRST BIRTHDAY– wow!!

Special anniversary show on Wednesday August 13, 4PM ET – celebrating our debut, on August 14, 2013, of “Lyme Light Radio with Katina” on a breezy summer day. My first guest was the talented nurse practitioner and author of “Nature’s Dirty Needle”, Mara Williams. Friends and colleagues in the Lyme crisis, our inaugural show was an instant winner. With phone calls, emails, tweets and Facebook posts quickly flying- Mara and I and the much of the Lyme community were all delighted.

The weeks ahead unfurled. I kept reaching out to prominent doctors, advocates, foundations, scientists and patients in the Lyme community to be guests and BINGO! Everyone but one person has said YES to coming on air LIVE on Wednesday with me on “Lyme Light Radio” to help educate, inspire, and bring help to our world-wide audience.

If you go back and look (and listen) to our archived podcasts at http://lymelightradio.com, you will be stunned at the caliber of absolutely top rate guests we have, and when you listen to our programs, the level of quality information shared so generously by these time burdened, passionate, cutting edge individuals is astounding!! They are teaching us WHY we have been getting so sick from tick borne illnesses and explaining HOW to get well -this is breathtaking, profound information- coming to you weekly,for free!!

In this amazing year I have had the great good fortune to interview guests from all over the world involved with Lyme disease- Lyme Poland, Lyme UK, Jenny O’Dea in Ireland, Lyme Norway, Canadian expert Dr Murakami and many prominent physicians and researchers such as Dr John Aucott, Dr Klinghardt, Dr Alan MacDonald, Pamela Weintraub, Dr Kerry Clarke, and more!— the line up has been sensational!! “Lyme Light Radio” has had an incredible first year! We must celebrate!

To be your host is a true honor. Every week I am given the opportunity to converse on a topic that is essentially critical to our future and something I care about deeply. The Lyme disease epidemic has raged too long, too many lives have been damaged, and too much lack of understanding has propagated an international public health crisis we can barely catch up to now. Time is NOT on our side, but the airwaves are! This dialogue we have started on “Lyme Light Radio” is pivotal and potentially transformative on so many levels. Please help me thank all the powers that be; our sponsors, my network, and my production team for helping us air “Lyme Light Radio with Katina.” Without this support we would not be here at all.

Dr. Pat Baccili, Transformation Talk Radio network owner and award winning host of the #1 show in Independent Talk Radio show, “The Dr. Pat Show,” is my guiding star. http://www.thedrpatshow.com/drp_drpat_baccili.php
Thank you Dr. Pat for giving me this chance, supporting my dream and partnering with me on so many special events – The Martha’s Vineyard Gala, The TBDA Masquerade Ball Live From NYC, and John Donnally’s cycle across America, ‘Bite Back for a Cure’ were beyond phenomenal.

To Linda Firing, Jesica Henderson, Kim Hunt, thank you for coaching me and my office assistants in radio production and so much ‘hand holding’ as newbies.

My crew at WBLQ is the BEST! Station owner Chris DiPaulo, Brian Sullivan, and Lorren Kleinkauf, each week you make that magic elixir run so smoothly – by finessing Skype contacts to my guests overseas, to John Donnally on a cellphone in the prairies, or a dropped caller in Montana, and just plain ol’ studio technical mystery that you handle with such ease. You back me up and produce our now ‘go to’ broadcasts faithfully. I understand people stop you in the street and rave about our program! How great it that? Runaway hit right away – on a key topic! Cheers mates- you are so fun, too!

To our sponsors who helped fund the production of this show – Advanced Cell Training, BioResource Inc., Deer DeFence, TBDAlliance, I am indebted. Without you, we could not bring all this help and knowledge to others. Your belief in me and this program’s mission means so much to me!

It will be time to start our fundraising and sponsorship drive soon for this next season. Listeners and friends, I hope you can help even in small amounts when we start our campaign– the show must go on!! WE have a great program going now, it is too key to loose this edge and validation of a silent epidemic. I will let you know as we start the fundraising efforts.

Special thanks no my personal assistants, Charlotte Miller, Chloe Rapp, Catherine Bailey, Arianna Meehan – OMG – you keep me organized and help me coordinate our brilliant guests and sponsors. The details are endless and the technology beyond my capacity. Bless your professionalism, camaraderie, enthusiasm and often weird hours that we pull.

To our listeners I say bless you! My heart is in “Lyme Light Radio” for the all too many millions maimed by lyme disease and co-infections. I cannot sit on the sidelines and let the suffering continue. This illness needs to be thoroughly wiped out, preventable, diagnosed properly and no longer ravaging multi-generations.

My intention is that you learn something new every week on “Lyme Light Radio,” gain a glimmer of hope, feel less alone. We broadcast out of Westerly, RI on WBLQ 1230 AM with a listening range of 1,500,000 residents, streaming live on the web via the Dr. Pat Show syndicate and Transformation Talk Radio, we span the globe to multi-millions! Our shows are archived forever http://lymelightradio.com, and on the Transformation Talk Radio mobile app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ttr.transformationtalkradio.

I get emails from all over! Germany, Belgium, France, Poland, Iraq, Australia, Canada, Uruguay, Iowa, Arkansas, Florida, you name it! Thank you listeners for tuning in with us, for following, for sharing tweets and FB posts, helping others find help via this show.

In gratitude to you all, my anniversary show this Wednesday August 13 is a book giveaway. All listeners can email us at lymelightradio@gmail.com with your name and address and I will send you an autographed copy of my award winning memoir “Out of the Woods: Healing Lyme Disease – Body, Mind and Spirit.”

Also, this is a different format this week – I am the guest!! My wonderful assistant Catherine Bailey will interview me!! Tune in 1 PM pt/4 PM ET and find out why I wrote my memoir, how “Lyme Light Radio” got started and what we will be doing in the year ahead! The tables are turned. I have to answer the questions!!

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Catherine Bailey is an aspiring broadcaster who lives in Manchester NH. She graduated from Southern NH University with a degree in Communications, and has been accepted to the University of Iceland in Rekyjavik for the fall of 2015. Catherine is active in local political causes, community theater, the Toastmasters public speaking club, and the performance poetry scene. She dreams of working with her voice, on the radio, reading audiobooks, and performing as a voiceover artist.


In parting I would like to say I am truly grateful for my life journey. Even with my vivid imagination, I never dreamed as a humble homeopath in a private practice, in a tiny New England village, I would be asked to walk onto the trenches of a world wide epidemic and tend to the decimated thousands of weary souls. Each of you whom I meet out ‘on the road’ when I speak touch me. Your stories are profound, your hearts are pleading and your souls are mighty. I feel your pain and I won’t stop working for us all until we affect a true healing.

It is my privilege to host “Lyme Light Radio.” We will change the future. I wear this mantle now with pride, for together we will make a difference. Thank you one and all. Join me each week and let us rejoice in the good “Lyme Light Radio” induces. Happy anniversary!! May there be many more to come!!

Follow us on Twitter @LymeLightRadio and @KatinaMakris and on Facebook /katina.makris.9 /OutOfTheWoodsBook and /LymeLightRadio. And on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Katina/Makris.

Everyone raise a toast, even if it is your healthy green drink, to this day of celebration! We have so much to look forward to– one new addition will be a monthly show where citizens of a specific state will call in live with their stories, politics and advances. I want to showcase what is happening or not happening in assorted endemic areas that are often overlooked. I also look forward to bringing on more scientists whom are working to crack the ‘Lyme code’ of systemic collapse for so many. WE will learn alot. Stay tuned each week and tell your friends we are here broadcasting faithfully!

Kindly,
Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

PS– thanks facebook friends for the photo decision making process. That was fun to work together.

PPS– If you missed this special episode, you can find it on iTunes or listen at http://thedrpatshow.com/shows/mak-140813-makris.mp3

John Donnally of the TBDA Returns to Lyme Light Radio

Children and teenagers spend more hours outdoors and in the woods, on average, than most adults. All this time spent in nature leaves younger people vulnerable to tick-borne illnesses and Lyme disease, the fastest-growing infectious disease in the United States.

Listeners remember when we followed John Donnally of the TBDA on his 3,000-mile bike trip across America to raise awareness of the Lyme epidemic. This week, John returns to the show to tell us about TBDA’s new Junior program, which will help support young folks struggling with tick-borne illness. John will educate us on how we can help children and teens struggling with these chronic illnesses.

John returns to the show this Wednesday, July 23, at 4PM ET, followed by an encore episode from his bike trip last fall. You can listen on WBLQ in Rhode Island and at http://www.TransformationTalkRadio.com. You can find the interview on iTunes or listen now at http://thedrpatshow.com/shows/mak-140723-donnally.mp3

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

LymeLightRadio.com


JohnDonnallyBorn and raised in Madison, N.J., John Donnally attended the Morristown-Beard School from 2004-2008 where he competed in hockey, soccer and lacrosse. John first began suffering from Lyme-related symptoms in the fifth grade but did not gain an official diagnosis until 2003.
Throughout high school John was healthy and only experienced mild lingering symptoms. As captain of his lacrosse team, John was named first team all-conference and first team all-county. He continued his talents at Colgate University, but during this time, he also began to experience new and intensified symptoms, including cascading floaters in vision, neck pain, joint pain and tendonitis. In 2011, John tested positive for Lyme once again and started treatment immediately.
In May 2012, John graduated from Colgate University with a degree in English Literature and began working as a sales consultant in New York City. While working, John felt a strong desire to take action against Lyme and do something that played a lasting role in his life. This desire inspired him to join the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance and launch Bite Back for a Cure, a national grassroots campaign to build support for the fight against the devastating impact of tick-borne diseases. This summer and fall, John is biking across the country to Bite Back against tick-borne diseases and build support in the fight against the devastating illnesses.

Lyme Disease Music Fest of The South- May 17, 2014

Please join us in sunny Jacksonville, Fla for a very worthy benefit; a Lyme disease fundraising music festival, featuring top musicians and known Lyme disease advocates. This is a fabulous way to participate in an important cause, learn more and soak in the music, sunshine and talent of our world. Lyme disease is the USA’s fastest spreading infectious illness. You want to learn and help in this crisis.

Les Stroud of “Survivorman” and Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens to Headline Lyme Music Fest Coming to Jacksonville

Lyme in the South Music Fest, a concert & festival dedicated to Lyme disease awareness, will feature popular performers in Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, May 17.

The Florida Lyme Disease Association and Ticked Off Music Fest are proud to present Lyme in the South Music Fest to bring awareness to Lyme and tick-related diseases to Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, May 17, 2014, starting at 3 p.m. at River City Brewing Co. (835 Museum Circle in Jacksonville). 

The music line-up features Pat DiNizio, frontman of the Smithereens, famous for such hits as “Blood & Roses,” “Behind the Wall of Sleep,” “Girl Like You,” and “Only a Memory.” Pat will be playing acoustic versions of these songs as well as tunes from his solo releases. 

Also featured is Les Stroud from the “Survivorman” TV series. Les will be playing acoustic guitar & harmonica and will also be educating on tick awareness and prevention.

Rounding out the bill is Houston-native Alisa Turner who will be playing her breakout hit “Breathing” about her own struggles with Lyme Disease. Also performing is Gregg Kirk of The Zen Engines who will be playing acoustic versions of his band’s material, all inspired by his healing journeys through Lyme Disease.

Speakers include Katina Makris (Lyme activist & author of “Out of the Woods”), Dr. Kerry Clark (a University of North Florida professor of epidemiology and environmental health who has published ground-breaking studies confirming Lyme in the South), and Lyme-literate physician Dr. Shirley Hartman.

Proceeds from Lyme in the South Music Fest will go to the research efforts of Dr. Kerry Clark as well as the TBDA (Tick-Borne Disease Alliance) – an organization dedicated to raising awareness, supporting research and promoting advocacy to find a cure for tick-borne diseases and to the Florida Lyme Disease Association and their efforts to drive awareness to the greatly-misunderstood disease. 

The Ticked Off Music Fest, an organization dedicated to driving funding and awareness to Lyme and tick-borne diseases through a series of music festivals, and the Florida Lyme Disease Association have collaborated to bring awareness of Lyme cases in the southern US through this event.  Lyme and tick-borne diseases are the fastest growing infectious diseases in the country and while these illnesses have previously been thought to be an East Coast epidemic, a wave of cases and sufferers are being counted in the South.

For more information about the Lyme in the South Music Fest, go to: http://www.LymeInTheSouth.com.

For all other inquiries, send email to: flda@comcast.net.

PR Contact: Gregg Kirk, gregg.kirk@gmail.com, 203-858-9725.

 

“Lyme Light Radio” broadcasts special show and eTV too from TBDA Gala on May 1- JOIN US LIVE

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For those of you interested in helping us end the suffering surrounding Lyme disease, if you can not join us at the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance annual fund-raising Gala on May 1 in NYC, please join us live as I broadcast a special show this week LIVE from the event on ‘Lyme Light Radio with Katina’, available on TransformationTalkRadio.com, WBLQ.net and LymeLightRadio.com. Lyme disease is the USA’s fastest spreading infectious illness, four times more swiftly moving than HIV/AIDS and with serious life altering consequences.

EXTRA SPECIAL COVERAGE will also include LIVE eTV broadcasting with myself and my syndicate owner and famous radio host Dr Pat Baccilli of The Dr Pat Show. At 6pm EDT on iHeart Live 365 internet television, you will be able to ‘attend’ the Masquerade Ball virtually with us as your hosts !!! Please join our interviews with Dr Brian Fallon, Dr Ken Liegner, Olympic skier Angeli VanLaalen, cyclist John Donnally and now with breaking news of recording artist and performer Debbie Gibson!

It has been a fabulous nine months hosting Lyme Light Radio weekly, bringing the best on Lyme disease advocacy and physicians to you all. Now we add television to our mixture. And what a sterling night this will be, as we broadcast the event and our interview internationally, bringing awareness to the world!!! DO NOT MISS this live stream– and share this link with EVERYONE!! Too important  and FUN to pass up!

Thank you Jodi Nass, Staci Grodin, David Roth, Anita Buckley and the other great folks of TBDA for partnering with “Lyme Light Radio” on this fabulous night!

See you all from New York Cit (my home town ;)) as we light up the world!!

Read the great information below, too.

Warmly

Katina I.Makris, CCH, CIH

LymeLightRadio.com

VISIT TBDA’S WEBSITE HERE!
 DEBBIE GIBSON TO PERFORM AT THE TICK-BORNE DISEASE ALLIANCE GALA

AT CHELSEA PIERS IN NEW YORK CITY

ON MAY 1ST

  

FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE SUPPORTING LYME AWARENESS

 

EVENT IS SELLING OUT BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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Jodi NassExecutive Director
Tick-Borne Disease Alliancejnass@tbdalliance.org

 

TBDA Mission Statement:Dynamic, inclusive and passionate, the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) is dedicated to raising awareness, supporting initiatives and promoting advocacy to find a cure for tick-borne diseases, including Lyme.

Mindful of the urgency of this escalating public health crisis, Turn the Corner Foundation, co-founded by Staci Grodin, and the Tick-Borne Disease Initiative, founded by David Roth, decided to consolidate their efforts in the fight for a cure. In early 2012, they joined forces to form a new, national organization:TBDA.

 

As part of our efforts to raise funds to support much-needed research, TBDA will embark on a quest to develop a diagnostic tool as a first step toward eradicating the diseases. Working with others in the tick-borne disease community nationwide, TBDA seeks to raise public awareness through education and create a unified voice for advocacy regarding the current epidemic in order to make a real difference.

Please join us. By working together, we can help eliminate tick-borne diseases for future generations.

“Lyme Disease Music Festival in the South” Co-Host, Gregg Kirk, Shares his Incredible Lyme Healing Story on Lyme Light Radio

This week on Lyme Light Radio, I will be interviewing Greg Kirk of the Zen Engines band, who is also the founder of the Ticked off Music Festival! This is an interview I have been excited about for months, as Gregg Kirk is a remarkable human being, talented musician and songwriter and has a stunning Lyme disease recovery to share with us. After 7 years of failed antibiotic therapy, Spiritual Healer, John of God, cured him. This is a show for EVERYONE!! You MUST listen to Gregg’s journey– blows your socks off!! Tune in April 23 to LymeLightRadio.com

As so many of us realize, Lyme disease, America’s fastest spreading infectious illness, is moving at a rate four times faster than HIV/AIDS in contagion. This is a serious matter that all of us need to focus on. Everyone can be exposed to ticks, the primary carrier of the bacteria.

The American Southern states, from Virginia through the deep South and into Florida, are rampant with Lyme disease infested ticks and other insects, yet scant education, awareness, or doctor training has progressed in these areas. Some Southern state infections disease societies do not even acknowledge the illness exists in their states, yet individuals present with the classic early acute infection signs: bulls-eye rash, joint pain, headaches, and fatigue.

Also, of note is that On Saturday May 17, Jacksonville Florida hosts an important and timely event – the Lyme in the South Music Fest. Please read more below and join us all on he sparkling Atlantic Seacoast for a spectacular showcase of talent, invaluable education, and a great fund-raising cause.


lymeinthesouthfestThe Ticked Off Music Fest is an East Coast, US concert series dedicated to the prevention, awareness and cure of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses that have become the fastest-growing infectious diseases in the country. – See more at: http://www.tickedoffmusicfest.com/

The next Ticked Off Music Fest event to kick off is the Lyme in the South Music Fest in collaboration with the Florida Lyme Disease Association.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 17 at River City Brewing Company in Jacksonville, FL beginning at 3 p.m.

The music line-up features Pat DiNizio, frontman of the Smithereens, famous for such hits as “Blood & Roses,” “Behind the Wall of Sleep,” “Girl Like You,” and “Only a Memory.” Pat will be playing acoustic versions of these songs as well as tunes from his solo releases.

Also featured is Les Stroud from the “Survivorma” TV series. Les will be playing acoustic guitar & harmonica and will also be educating on tick awareness and prevention.

Rounding out the bill is Houston-native Alisa Turner who will be playing her breakout hit “Breathing” about her own struggles with Lyme disease. Also performing is Gregg Kirk of The Zen Engines who will be playing acoustic versions of his band’s material, all inspired by his healing journeys through Lyme Disease.

Speakers include Katina Makris (Lyme activist & author of “Out of the Woods”), Dr. Kerry Clark (a University of North Florida professor of epidemiology and environmental health who has published ground-breaking studies confirming Lyme in the South), and Lyme-literate physician Dr. Shirley Hartman.


Come on down! You will not be disappointed and in turn have time of your lives! I know this event opens the door for much needed change and success on many levels. I would love to see you there.

Join us live on LymeLightRadio.com, TheDrPatShow.com, TransformationTalkRadio.com, and WBLQ 1230 AM in Southern New England. “Lyme Light Radio With Katina Makris” broadcasts every Wednesday, bringing the most informative, inspirational, and innovative interviews to you and all matters related to Lyme Disease. You can also listen to my interview with Greg on iTunes or at http://thedrpatshow.com/shows/mak-140423-kirk.mp3

Warmly,

Katina I Makris, CCH, CIH

www.lymelightradio.com