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Double Your $$ on Giving Tuesday; Conference Photos; WG Report Released; Lyme Innovation; Dr. Legislation

LDA NEWS & UPDATES 
November 2018

DONATE TO LDA ON FACEBOOK ON TUESDAY DOUBLES YOUR SUPPORT FOR LYME/TBD!
 
In support of #GivingTuesday on November 27, 2018, Facebook partners with PayPal to match donations made on Facebook to eligible US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits.
 
The Lyme Disease Association Inc. (LDA), a 501(c) (3), began locally in 1991 with patients & family members and became a national non-profit providing funds for research, education, prevention and patient support.
 
LDA has no paid employees or paid office space, but has technical consultants─ enabling 97 cents of every dollar received to go directly to programs. On Giving Tuesday, donations up to $250k per nonprofit and $20k per donor are eligible to be matched — starting 5am PST/8am ET, November 27, and Facebook/PayPal will continue matching donations to nonprofits until the $7M match runs out. Your contribution to LDA in that time will make double the impact, whether you donate $5 or $500.
 
·     Help LDA continue to fund research nationwide─research which has already appeared in 47 journal articles–and to host an annual scientific conference for physicians.
 
·     Help LDA support our children through the LymeAid 4 Kids fund─grants for struggling families with children who need medical help. 
 
·     Help LDA provide educational materials on Lyme & tick-borne diseases, available on line or in print, and educational programs for the public and schools, including working with school nurses & educators.
 
·     Help LDA ensure government officials are educated to make policy decisions which allow doctors to diagnose and treat and which explore ways to control tick populations.
 
·     To learn more about LDA accomplishments go to www.LymeDiseaseAssociation.org
 
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HOW TO DONATE
 
·       Click and Donate : Go to LDA’s Facebook Page  on Nov 27th and click on the donate button. Your donation will be doubled.
 
You can also donate directly on the LDA website using our donation form .*
*Donations made on our website will NOT be doubled.

Conference Sold out & Successful! Photos
 
The 19th annual LDA/Columbia CME conference in Rhode Island October 27 & 28 was sold out and was a great success. The 22 speakers covered topics ranging from many facets of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases to ticks, including the new invasive longicornis. A “newly rediscovered” old antibiotic and its effects on Lyme disease was discussed by Kim Lewis from Northeastern University. Prevention was also included and the use of new technologies to potentially control ticks and disease spread. Several collaborations are already under discussion among conference participants.
 
 
 
Photo: Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association & Brian Fallon, MD at LDA/Columbia Annual Scientific Conference (LDA file photo)

Nov. 14: HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group Announced Release of Report to Congress; CDC Announced Higher than Ever Lyme Disease Cases
 
In a release long awaited by the Lyme community, the US Department of Health & Human Services announced today that the federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (WG) issued its first report to Congress, the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services, and the public—with 2 more reports to follow over the next four years.
 

LDA President Invited to Attend First Lyme Innovation Initiative Meeting
 
On December 4th at HHS Headquarters in Washington DC, a meeting of the federal government and other government levels, industry, academia, and non-profit organizations will convene to discuss a strategic approach to tick-borne diseases. 
 

Illinois Passes Doctor Protection Legislation

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