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Hello everyone! An update on our support group. Please note, we will be continuing with our support groups but they will not be in person over the next few sessions. They will be thru our zoom meetings. LP Wilson in Windsor will be closed on weekends for the next few weeks. therefore the zoom sessions are necessary. If you are interested in joining this group, our group meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. We begin at 10:00am. Please call Bonnie at 860-930-2446 and we will invite you to the group. Thank you. Stay safe!


Here are Four Things You Can Do For Your Friends With Lyme Disease During the Holidays! Have a look and your friends and family will thank you for your thoughtfulness.

Here is a link to instructions for sending in a (previously engorged) tickfor testing.The instructions and form are also available on our website. Please consider having the tick tested if you find one on you, a family member or pet. It will be helpful in your discussion with a doctor if symptoms occur.

Please donate today and support our very important mission to prevent lyme disease!


 

DID YOU KNOW?

In a bipartisan effort to improve research, prevention, diagnostics, and treatment for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (ME) and Tina Smith (MN), introduced the Ticks: Identify, Control, and Knockout (TICK) Act.

The bill was recently signed into law! Named The Kay Hagan TICK Act, the law is aimed at improving the government’s response to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. The TICK Act is named after former Senator Kay Hagan, who died in October due to Powassan virus, a tick-borne infection.

It provides $150 million for various activities related to Lyme and other vector-borne diseases. Read the full article

SOME MORE GOOD NEWS...

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center developed a questionnaire for clinicians and researchers called the GSQ-30 that's able to assess the multi-symptom burden in Lyme disease patients and the effectiveness of treatment. Read the full article

In 2019, we helped prevent lyme disease at 6 summer kids' camps, donated 25 prevention books to Windsor schools, gave 65 presentations to local companies and their employees, and informed over 4,100 people about lyme disease prevention!

 75,000 children are diagnosed with Lyme Disease 
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"It was a great pleasure having Bonnie bring her presentation to a group of 40 campers this summer.We hope to have Bonnie return ... to educate our children on how to stay as healthy as possible while still staying active and enjoying the outdoors!"

- Jen Filer, Recreation and Sport Programmer

Children's Lyme Disease Network
The powerful infographic in the slider above is from the Children's Lyme Disease Network that shows the impact lyme disease has on children's lives.

  




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