Tag Archives: lyme disease awareness

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Highlights: Team GLA Crushes 2019 TCS New York City Marathon

Thank You Team GLA!


jesse ruben_team gla_for those who can'tWhy run 26.2 miles through the streets of New York City? Team GLA captain Jesse Ruben’s shirt says it best … “For those who can’t.”

A huge thank you to all five Team GLA runners in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon, including captain Jesse Ruben, Erin Conant, William Egan, Mia Sapienza, and Taryn Tomczyk. Your dedication and commitment to not only training for and running the grueling NYC Marathon, but also raising awareness and funds to support Lyme patients everywhere and GLA’s mission is incredible and inspiring. Thank you!

Here are a few pics of this amazing team:

Team captain Jesse Ruben interviewed by CBS 2 New York (at 1:30):

Click here to learn more about the 2019 marathon team.

Click here to donate and support GLA’s mission to conquer Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

Special thanks to our #BeTickAWARE sponsor Ranger Ready for their support of #TeamGLA!

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Lyme Disease Awareness Golf Tournament: Idaho

Lyme Disease Awareness Golf Tournament

Brooke Fuchs, a student living with chronic Lyme disease, is hosting a golf tournament to raise awareness and funds for Lyme disease. Net proceeds from the event will go to Global Lyme Alliance. Please support Brooke and the work of GLA.

When: August 11, 2019
Time: 4pm, followed by dinner
Where: Canyon Springs Golf Course (9 holes), 199 Canyon Springs Rd, Twin Falls, ID 83301
Register today: Email [email protected]

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Join Erin Walker and GLA at a special event in Palm Beach


6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Join equestrian Erin Walker and Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) for this special event at the exclusive Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), to raise awareness and funds for Lyme disease. GLA is honored to host this event with Erin Walker, GLA board member, equestrian, and wife of 2016 PGA Championship Winner Jimmy Walker. The Nations Cup is one of PBIEC’s most memorable events of the year.

Awareness and funding of Lyme disease are more important than ever, with a record number of cases reported. According to the CDC there are 427,000 new cases of Lyme disease each year in the U.S.—a 30% increase from previous years. Many of those impacted are outdoor enthusiasts, pet owners, and children.


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GLA: Lyme Education (Vermont)

Learn about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

Date: October 5, 2018
Time: 7:15am (Breakfast); 8:00am (Presentation)
Location: Sheraton Hotel in Burlington, 870 Williston Rd., So. Burlington, VT 05403
Speaker: Pat Bannerman, Global Lyme Alliance Ambassador
Hosted by: Burlington Sunrise Rotary Club

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EDUCATION: Lyme Disease Awareness

Join Global Lyme Alliance for an informative presentation on Lyme Disease.

Topics include:
– What is Lyme Disease
– Signs & Symptoms
– How It’s Transmitted
– Prevention & Safety
– Testing Methodologies
– Treatment

Date: September 26, 2018
Time: 9am – 11am
Where: John Rolfe YMCA, Richmond, VA
Presented by: Jenna St. Pierre, Global Lyme Alliance Education Ambassador
Contact: [email protected]

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Why I’m Getting Dirty for Lyme Disease

by Scott Santarella, CEO, Global Lyme Alliance
pictured here with GLA teammate, Lindsy Brophy

I need your support for Team GLA and Tough Mudder


On Sunday, July 23rd I will Captain the Global Lyme Alliance Tough Mudder team in Bethpage, Long Island, raising funds and awareness to support GLA’s efforts to eradicate Lyme disease. Part of my incentive to take on the challenge of the Tough Mudder was to support the tens of thousands of patients who struggle each day dealing with the insidiousness of Lyme disease, and as an excuse for me to get my you-know-what into shape!

Getting Ready

I went so far as to exercise on LIVE TV!  That alone should tell you how important this is to me. If you want a laugh, check me out on this Good Day New York segment promoting GLA and our team. 

How You Can Help

You’ve witnessed me crawl, jump, and try to catch my breath – now it’s your turn to help.

  • To make a donation to support me and Team GLA, CLICK HERE.
  • To be part of the fun by joining Team GLA or participate in a Tough Mudder anywhere in the county on behalf of GLA, CLICK HERE.

Thank you all in advance for your consideration of support and I will report back on how sore I am with photos of me full of mud on July 24th!

Scott Santarella