TOUCHED BY LYME: #TickCheckChallenge teaches and inspires
Last year, PA Lyme Resource Network and Invisible International came up with a real winner of a way to encourage kids to do tick checks.
In fact, in 2021, their #TickCheckChallenge won the first-ever Health and Human Services LymeX Healthathon.
They have re-launched the challenge for 2022 Lyme Awareness Month. It’s a fun and effective way to teach children how to protect themselves from tick-borne disease.
The groups teamed up with comedic children’s songwriters Louis and Dan and the Invisible Band. They created a fun song/video and dance to help kids (and adults!) remember to check for ticks.
Watch and listen here:
Explains Amy Tiehel, coordinator of the project: “The challenge part of the initiative is recording your own Tik-Tok style interpretation of the TickCheck dance, sharing it on social media channels, and tagging three friends to do the same.”
Click below to watch one of the challenge entries submitted last year.
Click here for details on how you can submit your own video. And watch more of the entries from last year’s challenge.
TOUCHED BY LYME is written by Dorothy Kupcha Leland, LymeDisease.org’s Vice-president and Director of Communications. She is co-author of When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent’s Survival Guide. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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