Double Your Donations on #GivingTuesday, LDA Pres. Appointed to HHS Working Group, New Tick Found

Tuesday November 28, 2017
Help us to continue our research, education and patient support programs while we have opportunity to get monies from the Gates Foundation and Facebook! Donate Tuesday, November 28 to Lyme Disease Association.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are teaming up with Facebook to match up to $2 million in funds raised for nonprofits in the U.S. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized
shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Facebook will match $1 million in donations to U.S. nonprofits—up to $50,000 per nonprofit and $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button—and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will also kick in $1 million.  
The match will begin at 8AM EST (5AM PST) – please donate early and share before the matching funds dry up.
Ways for you to raise money for Lyme Disease Association (LDA) on Facebook
(You must be logged into your facebook account for these actions)
Click and Donate: Go to LDA’s Facebook Page and click on the donate button
Post: Write a post, hit …, choose Support Nonprofit, type LDA and select LymeDiseaseAssociation. You’ll see a prompt to add a donate button after you post.
Live: Tap “Live” at the top of your News Feed and click “Add Donate Button”. Then type in LDA and select Lyme Disease Association.
Create Fundraiser:  Click hereand create a personalLDA Facebook Fundraiser.  Then share with friends and family and have them donate on Tuesday, Nov. 28th
Please join #GivingTuesday, double your donations and raise awareness with your family and friends!
If you don’t have a facebook account, please consider donating directly on the LDA website.

Latest News

LDA President Appointed to HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group
The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) reports that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced on November 22, 2017, the appointment of 14 members, 7 federal and 7 non-federal, to the new HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group. Lyme Disease Association President Pat Smith was one of 7 non-federal appointees to the Working Group, which was established through passage of the 21st Century Cures legislation. (Read More)
New Tick Species to the US Identified in NJ: Disease Threat Being Evaluated
A new tick species to the U.S. has been confirmed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The East Asian tick’s presence, aka longhorned or bush tick, was confirmed in Hunterdon County NJ on November 9. Initial ID was done by Rutgers and Hunterdon Co. Division of Health. The animals and property they were found on have been treated to eliminate the tick. Wildlife surveillance in the area is being done to determine if the ticks have spread beyond that area. (Read More)

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