Hello, Voices Against Lyme Disease CT celebrated it's 3rd anniversary. Thank you to everyone for all your support, guidance, and encouragement. We've grown in so many ways and without your help we wouldn't have reached this point. We wish you all the best for the 2017 holiday season and look forward to the serving the needs of the lyme community during the new year. Thanks again.
Thanks to everyone that stopped by our booth over the weekend to receive info on awareness and prevention of Lyme Disease and other tick borne illnesses. We were able to reach out to many families, hunters, and fisherman! Thanks to everyone that volunteered at our booth and to those that visited us!
Here's a recap of our visit to the Hartford Legislative Office on Wednesday, March 22nd.
Fred Grilli and Bonnie Waterhouse, members of Voices Against Lyme Disease CT met with Rep Christie Carpino while at the state capital. Rep Carpino from Dist 32 and Rep Genga from Dist 10 are co-sponsoring a bill that includes the State of CT to set aside a time for Lyme Disease Awareness. Currently May is the National month for Lyme Disease Awareness. Here is an excerpt of the bill:
(NEW) (76) The Governor shall proclaim the month of May of each year to be Lyme Disease Awareness Month to heighten public awareness of the associated presentation and available treatments for Lyme disease. Suitable exercises may be held in the State Capitol and elsewhere as the Governor designates for the observance of the month.
To become the voice of a statewide advocacy program that will provide state officials, civic organizations and Connecticut families with educational information. We will communicate the need for a better awareness and understanding of all Lyme Disease symptoms, the absolute necessity for funding in research as to quality/quantitative testing and cure, historical and more accurate collection of current statewide statistics and a clear picture of short term and possible long term effects and personal costs associated with being affected by Lyme disease and other illnesses transmitted by the same ticks.