The Ticked Off Music Fest is a U.S. 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.
The first event will take place on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Pikake Room in the Neil S. Blaisdell Center at 777 Ward Avenue in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Speakers will be "Out of the Woods" author Katina Makris who will be promoting her new book "Autoimmune Illness & Lyme Disease Recovery Guide -- Mending the Body, Mind & Spirit" and Holistic Health Coach and Integrative Wellness Practitioner Jennifer Goodwin who will be speaking about her own journey through Lyme disease healing.
The second event will take place one week later in conjunction with the Kauai Wellness Expo at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Center at 4191 Hardy Street in Lihue, Kauai on Saturday, January 30, 2016.
Featured musical guests will be Melissa Cox and Gregg Kirk, and Katina Makris will speak about healing protocols and options to mend the mind, body & spirit.
Proceeds from both events will go to a patient fund being developed by the Ticked Off Foundation, a sister organization of the Ticked Off Music Fest that is a 501(c)3 entity raising funds and providing funding for Lyme and tick-borne disease patients who are struggling with money and resources due to chronic illness.
Is there Lyme disease in Hawaii? While there have been limited reported cases of patients contracting Lyme disease or other tick-borne illnesses as a result of a tick bite on any of the Hawaiian islands, thousands of islanders have been infected on the mainland US or overseas and have come home to find very limited options in the way of treatment, knowledge and awareness of the diseases in Hawaii. The purpose of these special festivals will be to raise awareness and educate the local population on treatment protocols and other options toward healing. Read more about Hawaii's unique tick-borne disease situation.
The goal of the concert series in general is to drive awareness, give tips on prevention, connect those suffering from illness with Lyme-educated doctors, and to educate on the many symptoms of the diseases.