Celebrate Your Birthday with a Fundraiser for LymeDisease.org
Facebook member Karen Wise raised $1,000 for LymeDisease.org, in honor of her high school friend Joni, who recently died after a years-long battle with Lyme disease.
Julia Alexandra raised $800 in honor of two of her dearest friends, Jess and Jake, who are currently fighting chronic Lyme.
Reggie Love, Aubry Hines, Antonia Edwards and many others have celebrated their birthdays by raising money for LymeDisease.org through Facebook, contributing over $8,500 since the first of the year.
Forming your own fundraiser on Facebook is a simple way to support the mission of LymeDisease.org and communicate to friends and family that you take this issue seriously.
And Facebook doesn’t take a cut of the donations. 100% of the proceeds go directly to LymeDisease.org.
Why support our mission?
LymeDisease.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1989, making it one of the oldest Lyme advocacy organizations in the nation. We are the go-to source for news, information and healthcare policy analysis in the Lyme community. Our website has over four million visitors every year.
What we do:
- MyLymeData(MLD) is the largest Lyme patient research study ever conducted with over 11,000 participants. (You can still enroll!)
- Grass roots advocacy– We led the charge to have Dr. Gary Wormser removed from the federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, due to his many conflicts of interest. More than 10,000 people signed our petition within four days–and then he “declined the invitation” to participate.
- The Lyme Times, our quarterly digital publication, delves into topics of broad interest to the Lyme community.
- Our Physician Directoryhelps patients find a Lyme-literate doctor near them. (Over 9,000 people have accessed the directory this year)
- Our Symptom Checklisthelps people document their exposure to ticks and common symptoms to take to their doctor via a printable pdf.
- Social Media Presence– We keep the Lyme community informed through 1) our blogs, 2) our timely news posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, 3) YouTube videos, 4) online support groups and 5) a special membership section of our website.
- Three of our Board memberswere appointed to Tick-Borne Disease Working Group subcommittees, to help establish federal policy on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. They worked tirelessly and vocally to make sure the patient voice was heard.
How to start your fundraiser today
If you are on Facebook, you will automatically be prompted to “donate your birthday” or you can follow these steps to create a fundraiser on any day of the year.
It’s easy to do:
- Click “Fundraisers” in the menu of your News Feed (or on the LymeDisease.org home page)
- Click “Raise Money”
- Select org
- Set a dollar amount for your fundraising goal
- Set a date for your fundraiser to end
- Select a cover photo (or use the one provided)
- Enter a description of the organization and your reasons for the fundraiser (or use the one provided)
- Hit “Create.”
*Note: This feature is not available in all areas.
Stand with us
LymeDisease.org empowers individual patients by educating them, amplifying their collective voice, and providing research tools like our published big data surveys and the MyLymeData patient registry.
Your donation makes it possible for LymeDisease.org to advocate for change, raise awareness and fund research that can improve patients’ lives.
To start your own fundraiser for LymeDisease.org, go to our Facebook page or yours.