Walk for Lyme - Jen's Journey
Join us on May 5th
Our event this year honors a courageous and caring young woman named Jen Meers.  Many Lymies in Kamloops and surrounding communities know Jen as she has helped so many of us navigate this difficult journey.

Walk for Lyme - Jen's Journey is an event where those affected by Lyme Disease can support one another, while at the same time demonstrating to the rest of Canada that there is indeed, many of us suffering from this disease in British Columbia.

We will share important information with family, friends and the general public about the barriers Lyme disease patients face with respect to diagnosis and treatment.

We will educate people about Lyme disease prevention.

This is a free event. Everyone is welcome.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as it helps immensely with the preparation and organization. If you would like a T-shirt or to donate, payment can be made by credit card or e-transfer. Please note that credit card payments carry an additional fee of 2.9% plus .30 per transaction.

The cut-off date for ordering T-shirts has been extended to Thursday April 18th. A few extras will be ordered and available the day of the event on a first come, first serve basis. If you are unsure that you can attend the event because of health reasons and therefore, would like to hold off on registration until closer to the date, you can still order a T-shirt; but you will need to send us a separate email or use the Contact Us section at the bottom of the page.

Our event is a fundraiser. Monies raised will support the G. Magnotta Foundation in the area of research for Canadians.  If you cannot make the event this year, but would still like to donate, we recommend simply sending an e-transfer to [email protected]. Tax receipts will be issued with a minimum donation of $25.00. IMPORTANT: Please put your full name and address in the message area of the money transfer.

Two walking routes are planned. For those people actively struggling with symptoms including others with mobility concerns, you will be lead around the park for a leisurely stroll. For those of us who are able, we will be walking a route over the Overlanders Bridge and back. This is approximately 3 kms. round trip. For those that wish to stand alongside the bridge with posters, we will be visible to drivers. Designated volunteers will lead each group.

Food truck service provided by the Nourishing Gourmet.  Gluten-free and vegan options available.
Riverside Park
The Rotary Bandshell
Uji Way, Kamloops, BC Canada
Date & Time
May 5, 2024
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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Meet Jen Meers, our honoree for this year’s Walk for Lyme.  Jen is well-known in the Kamloops community for supporting individuals who are suffering from Lyme disease.  Whether you are simply looking for basic information, or wanting to rule out the disease, Jen is there to guide you.  She is a compassionate and caring individual who has helped countless Lyme patients find understanding, love, and connection.  She has offered hope where none seems to exist.
Jen, herself, has a story that is similar to so many others in our province and country suffering from this horrific, debilitating disease.  She was misdiagnosed several times by countless doctors and specialists over many years. It was her own determination and research that finally led to an accurate diagnosis which was made outside of mainstream medicine.
Jen is one of the original founders of the Kamloops Lyme Awareness Walk held in 2018/19. She continues to connect Kamloops and area Lyme disease sufferers through Facebook’s Kamloops Lyme Disease Support Group. Thank you, Jen. We so appreciate you!

Lyme disease sufferers throughout Canada urge you to do your own research, as two-tiered testing in Canada is plagued with false negatives and cannot be trusted to rule out the disease. Lyme disease mimics over 300 different illnesses, including auto-immune conditions. Know the tell-tale signs that differentiate the disease from others. Visit the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation website for more information. Many of us who are diagnosed, do not recall a tick bite. The nymph Ixodes tick, the most well-known to carry the disease, is the size of a poppy seed.

Lyme disease is a comprehensive subject. We can help fast track your knowledge through this 15 – minute read.
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We would be happy to answer your questions.  Fill out the Contact Us form and we will respond.
For more information about the G. Magnotta Foundation and their research lab at the University of Guelph, click on the link.
 Join us on May 5th
We look forward to hosting you!

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