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2014

Elena Delle Donne Named Lyme Research Alliance’...

Lyme Research Alliance (LRA) announced today that Elena Delle Donne, professional basketball player with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky, two-time WNBA All-Star starter and 2013 Rookie of the Year, will serve as its first national Ambassador.

3rd Annual Lyme Research Alliance Charity Golf ...

Lyme Research Alliance, the leading private nonprofit funder of cutting-edge Lyme disease research in the U.S., recently hosted its third annual charity Golf Tournament at the prestigious Stanwich Club and raised $65,000, bringing the three-year total for this event to $235,000.

Lyme Research Alliance Awards Nearly $600,000 i...

Lyme Research Alliance (LRA), the nation’s largest private non-profit funder of Lyme disease research at universities, today announced the awarding of seven grants worth $587,000 to researchers focused on the identification, treatment and cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

For New Research Directions, Look To the Kids

The next discovery that could change the world of Lyme disease could come from the inquiring mind of a high school or undergraduate college student. Already, students in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Virginia, New York and elsewhere have managed to make valuable contributions to Lyme research and are being saluted by Lyme Research Alliance for taking part in the effort to put an end to the disease.

Feel Like You Have A Summertime ‘Flu̵...

You’re having a wonderful summer—sunning, gardening, enjoying BBQs with family and friends. So why have you suddenly developed chills and fever, headache, stiff neck, achey joints, and a feeling of total exhaustion? If you suspect a flu-like illness, it could actually be the first sign of Lyme disease.

Lyme Research Alliance Video Wins 2014 Telly Award

The Telly Awards has named Mary Shanahan as a Bronze Winner in the 35th annual Telly Awards for her video, “The Faces of Lyme.” Shanahan’s work was selected as one of the few winners out of nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries.

Merger of the Lyme Research Alliance and Tick-B...

The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) and the Lyme Research Alliance (LRA), two of the most influential voices on Lyme and tick-borne diseases, announced today their intention to merge (the “Merger”). The Merger was approved by each of the respective Board of Directors last evening, pending regulatory approval. The Merger will result in the formation of the largest tick-borne disease organization in the country, allowing for greater resources to be applied to research on urgently needed improvements in diagnostics and treatments, while maintaining awareness programs for the general public and physicians. The groups plan to rename the merged non-profit upon final completion of the Merger.

Lyme Research Alliance Donors Give Basketball-L...

Thirteen-year-old Sydney Herzog will have the experience of a lifetime this Saturday when she has the honor of serving as a ball girl for the Liberty, New York’s WNBA team, when they play the Chicago Sky at Madison Square Garden.

Harsh Winter Won’t Lower Lyme Disease Risks Thi...

Despite winter’s freezing temperatures and a chilly start to spring, a Connecticut health expert expects the threat of Lyme disease to be just as high this spring and summer as it was last year. “It’s business as usual for tick season,” says Kirby C. Stafford III, Ph.D., chief scientist and state entomologist of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. “The ticks were not impacted by this winter’s cold weather and should be relatively healthy and active this spring.”

More Than 200 Run in Lyme Research Alliance’s “...

Nothing could diminish the spirits of more than 200 runners and walkers who turned out for Lyme Research Alliance’s 3rd annual 5K “Race Against Lyme” on Sunday at Cove Island State Park, Stamford—not even the chilly, blustery conditions.

The Stars Came Out for Lyme Research Alliance’s...

The stars came out Saturday as four-time Oscar nominee and two-time Emmy Award winner Jane Alexander, TV personality Gretchen Carlson, and former Major League Baseball manager Bobby Valentine gathered at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich for Lyme Research Alliance’s “Time for Lyme” Gala.

Jane Alexander, Gretchen Carlson, Bobby Valenti...

Lyme Research Alliance (LRA), the nation’s largest nonprofit funder of university-level research into Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, is hosting its signature annual Gala this weekend in Greenwich, CT, to help raise funds for Lyme disease research.

“Trailblazing” Lyme Disease Researchers to Be H...

Kim Lewis, Ph.D. and Ying Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. to receive awards for their ongoing work researching “persister” organisms and recurrent disease at LRA’s “Time for Lyme” Gala on April 5, 2014 in Old Greenwich, CT. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund important research at universities and major medical institutions throughout the U.S.

Women’s Basketball Superstar Elena Delle Donne ...

WNBA Rookie of the Year to speak at Gala about her struggles with Lyme Disease and the need for raising awareness. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund important research projects at universities and major medical institutions throughout the United States.

Lyme Research Alliance Announces Star-Studded L...

Yolanda Foster, Tommy Hilfiger, Peter Sarsgaard, Tom Seaver and others to serve as Honorary Chairs of LRA’s Gala on April 5, 2014. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund important research projects at universities and major medical institutions throughout the United States.

Fox News Host Gretchen Carlson to Emcee Lyme Re...

Lyme Research Alliance is pleased to announce that Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson will serve as the emcee for its annual “Time for Lyme” Gala, April 5, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich, CT. Carlson, who anchors and hosts the daytime program “The Real Story With Gretchen Carlson,” and most recently served as co-host of “FOX & Friends,” is not only a well-regarded television personality, but has been personally affected by Lyme disease, a bacterial infection transmitted by black-legged ticks.

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