The Lyme Disease Association has worked hard to provide programs which will lead to the prevention and cure of Lyme disease. LDA has been successful in partnering with Time for Lyme, its Connecticut affiliate, to open the Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases research Center at Columbia University where researchers are studying chronic Lyme disease. LDA has established Literati with Lyme, famous authors who have Lyme disease themselves who work to educate others, and LDA has hosted 18 Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Scientific Conferences, 16 in conjunction with Columbia University. Over 100 grants have been awarded for scientific research and education projects. LDA also has a track record of writing and/or actively supporting successful Lyme disease legislation in many states and specific language and monies for Lyme disease at the federal level.

Congressman Christopher H. Smith ((NJ-4) addresses the overflow audience at the June 2, 2010 Lyme Disease Congressional Forum in Wall Township, New Jersey which he hosted.

21 September 2012

The Lyme Disease Association designed a special 3 prong Campaign to help support scientific research at the Columbia Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center.

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30 June 2010

For the first time, see the authors of Literati with Lyme at the LDA/Columbia Press Briefing in New York City, May 18, 2005.

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01 February 2010

The effectiveness of a charity can be judged by the success of its programs. One of the Lyme Disease Association’s(LDA) most effective programs is its Grant Awards. In its search for a cure for chronic Lyme disease and disease prevention and in its quest to educate, the LDA, using ALL volunteers, has since 1992 funded about 202 research and education grants coast-to-coast through researchers at more than 22 institutions including Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, NJ Medical School (UMDNJ), Fox Chase Cancer Center, University of California, Davis, and University of Pennsylvania and at several government agencies.

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19 January 2010

Acclaimed Literati with Lyme Authors Amy Tan, Meg Cabot, and Jordan Fisher Smith are part of LDA’s Literati with Lyme team. Literati with Lyme is an effort by nationally-known authors, publishers, editors, literary agents, other publishing professionals, and the national non-profit Lyme Disease Association to raise awareness of this growing infectious disease threat and to raise research funds for a cure. A number of publishers including Houghton Mifflin, Milkweed Editions, Penguin Group (USA) Inc. and Harper Collins donated books to the Lyme Disease Association to help in its work. Now you can purchase books/tapes by these authors with a personally signed bookmark included from the author and benefit the work of LDA at the same time.

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18 January 2010

Acclaimed Literati with Lyme Authors Amy Tan, Meg Cabot, and Jordan Fisher Smith are part of LDA’s Literati with Lyme team. Literati with Lyme is an effort by nationally-known authors, publishers, editors, literary agents, other publishing professionals, and the national non-profit Lyme Disease Association to raise awareness of this growing infectious disease threat and to raise research funds for a cure.

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18 January 2010

For the first time, four nationally acclaimed authors and an executive editor are sharing the stage with two prominent medical authorities on Lyme for a firsthand account of the disease and its impact on peoples’ lives and livelihoods. Thursday, May 19, 2005, 7-10PM, the Lyme Disease Association (LDA) will host Literati with Lyme, a fundraising event at New York University, entitled “Writer’s Block of the Worst Kind.” The event is featuring Literati who have all had Lyme disease: Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club and movie); Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries series and movies); E Jean Carroll (advice columnist for Elle Magazine); Jordan Fisher Smith (Nature Noir: A Park Ranger’s Patrol in the Sierra); and Jennifer Weis (executive editor St. Martin’s Press)

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18 January 2010

Literati with Lyme is an effort by nationally-known authors, publishers, editors, literary agents, other publishing professionals, and the national non-profit Lyme Disease Association to raise awareness of this growing infectious disease threat and to raise research funds for a cure.  Literati with Lyme is supported by Columbia University Medical Center, Houghton Mifflin, Milkweed Editions, Penguin Group (USA) Inc., IGeneX Labs, the DEET Education Program, and a growing list of others.

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02 January 2017

The LDA has been active working with groups in many states throughout the Northeast to help facilitate passage of doctor protection, prevention, Lyme disease task force and other related legislation. For current state legislative achievements, please click here. For some some early legislative successes see information below.

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02 January 2017

The LDA has an 18 year history of achievements in the area of legislation, and policy achievements. Below are some of the most significant ones where LDA played a lead role in passage/adoption of laws/policies which help Lyme patients or preventing passage of those items which could have hurt Lyme patients/physicians or LDA played a lead role in educating.

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Lyme Disease Association, Inc.
PO Box 1438, Jackson, NJ 08527 

888-366-6611 | information line
732-938-7215 | fax
LDA@LymeDiseaseAssociation.org | email

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