May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the nation’s leading Lyme and tick-borne disease organization, has launched a “Bite Back Against Lyme” campaign in partnership with Heather Thomson, one of Bravo TV’s “Real Housewives of New York City.” Thomson, who has never had Lyme disease but said she has “pulled many a tick off of myself and my family,” says she “stands for the bitten, but I represent the unbitten.”
Sunny skies and cool temperatures made for great conditions last Sunday at Cove Island Park as nearly 400 runners and walkers participated in Global Lyme Alliance’s (GLA) inaugural “Lyme Walk & Run,” raising nearly $35,000.
Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) announced today that its “Time for Lyme” Gala, held last Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, raised over $850,000 to fund research and ultimately a cure for Lyme and other debilitating tick-borne diseases. “We are extremely grateful to our sponsors, volunteers, donors, friends and families who made this year’s Gala such a success,” said Robert Kobre, GLA’s chairman. “Their dedication to advancing research and education initiatives to ultimately find a cure for Lyme and tick-borne diseases is extraordinary.”
TV personality Gretchen Carlson, “Real Housewives” cast member Heather Thomson, meteorologist Dr. Bill Evans among those at Global Lyme Alliance’s gala to fund urgently needed Lyme disease research projects at top universities throughout the U.S. The “Time …MORE
Lyme Research Alliance (LRA) and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), two of the most influential voices on Lyme and tick-borne diseases, announced today they have completed the previously announced merger of the two organizations.
The new entity, named Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), will be the largest tick-borne disease organization in the nation. It will carry on the mission and important work of LRA and TBDA: to conquer Lyme and tick-borne diseases through research and education.
Lyme Research Alliance and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance’s annual “Time for Lyme” Gala is just days away and promises to be an exciting night with celebrities, esteemed scientists and community leaders in attendance. The Gala will be held Saturday, April 11 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich, CT. As previously announced, Gretchen Carlson, anchor and host of the Fox News program “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson,” will again serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. Carlson, a Greenwich, CT resident, has been personally affected by Lyme disease.
John N. Aucott, M.D., founder and president of Lyme Disease Research Foundation, and a renowned expert in clinical research on the diagnosis and epidemiology of Lyme disease, will receive the Lauren F. Brooks Hope Award at Lyme Research Alliance (LRA) and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance’s (TBDA) “Time for Lyme” Gala April 11, 2015. The award honors those who are making significant strides in research and treatment in pursuit of a Lyme disease cure.
Lyme Research Alliance (LRA) & Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) have announced that Greenwich residents Amy Marisa Balducci and Riann Smith will co-chair the 2015 “Time for Lyme” Gala on April 11, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich, CT.
Both Balducci and Smith said they are honored to co-chair the event and hope to raise awareness about the devastating impact Lyme disease can have on individuals and their families—something each of the women has personally experienced.
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.