Lyme Disease Challenge’s third year is off to a good start
While the primary goal of the Lyme Disease Challenge is to spread much needed awareness, we are also raising funds to benefit the International Lyme & Associated Diseases Educational Foundation (ILADAF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit of ILADS Lyme Society.
Bell adds, “Social media has provided Lyme sufferers with a virtual lifeline for support, as well as a platform for advocacy to bring about greater awareness. Advocacy is critical considering how many patients, including children, are slipping through the cracks while we wait for adequate research funding to develop more reliable diagnostic tests and more effective treatments for late stage Lyme disease and co-infections.”
Challenge co-organizer and New Yorker Lisa Kilion remarks: “As a parent and a teacher, I am very concerned with the effect of Lyme disease on our children. Children stricken with Lyme appear to be ‘normal’ on the outside and are judged accordingly, yet can suffer from headaches, light/sound sensitivity, joint pain, brain fog, depression and memory issues. Even the majority of the medical community does not yet comprehend the enormity of these children’s trials…and their strengths.”
With your help, we truly can make a meaningful difference for the millions suffering from Lyme disease.