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2011- May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month!

"Under Our Skin" will be on TV!

Virginia Public Television

Sunday, May 1st, at 5:30 PM.(WVPT)


Thursday, May 26, at 10 PM.


To read more about the award-winning film, Under Our Skin, click here.


The news you have all been waiting for is here! UNDER OUR SKIN will air nationally on PBS stations in May 2011, during Lyme Disease Awareness Month. We are in the process of updating and cutting the film for broadcast, which will reach millions of homes across the country. Stay tuned also for exciting news about upcoming Video-on-Demand (VOD) distribution on national cable providers like Comcast and Verizon, as well as Amazon, Netflix and others.

Help us fund our TV distribution campaign with an end of the year tax-deductible donation


Virginia Resolution

May is “Lyme Disease Awareness Month”

Friday, February 25, 2011

Delegate Comstock Resolution Designating May as “Lyme Disease Awareness Month” in Virginia Passes

For Immediate Release:

February 25, 2011

Contact: Elise Marsh


Delegate Comstock Resolution Designating May as “Lyme Disease Awareness Month” in Virginia Passes

Richmond, VA – Delegate Barbara Comstock’s House Joint Resolution 643, permanently designating May of 2011, and all succeeding years, as “Lyme Disease Awareness Month” in Virginia, passed this week in the General Assembly.

Delegate Comstock issued the following statement:

“I was proud to introduce this Resolution this year. I am very pleased that it was passed by both the House of Delegates and the Senate unanimously. This will help us raise awareness about this debilitating disease. We will increase our education efforts about the threat of Lyme Disease, and we also have the ongoing efforts with the Governor’s Lyme Disease Commission. I am committed to helping to ensure that people living in high risk areas know how to protect themselves and their children and get the medical treatments they need. I look forward to working on highlighting these needs through focused activities in May 2011 and well beyond."

Delegate Rust also issued the following statement:

“I was pleased to work with Delegate Comstock on the resolution and I will continue to pursue a better understanding and treatment of the disease by the medical profession and the public in general.”

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Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Posted May 3, 2011 by Tim Hugo | No Comments



With the spring/summer seasons approaching, I want to update you on recent activities regarding Lyme disease.

As a longtime supporter of Lyme disease research and education, I am pleased to report that House Joint Resolution 643, a bill I co-sponsored, passed the 2011 General Assembly. This bill permanently designates May of 2011, and all succeeding years, as “Lyme Disease Awareness Month” in Virginia.

I am hopeful that this action will encourage state and local governments and private organizations to address the ever-increasing problem of Lyme disease. The latest statistics report that more than nine hundred new cases of this disease were reported in Virginia in 2009. Governor Bob McDonnell appointed a Lyme Disease Task Force to investigate this disease and I will keep you apprised of their efforts and findings.

I have enclosed a fact sheet on Lyme Disease Awareness that describes the disease, symptoms, treatment, prevention, etc. Also listed are websites that provide additional informational resources regarding this disease.

As the weather improves, the potential to be exposed to this debilitating disease will increase. I strongly encourage you to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the information listed on the Fact Sheet.

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Come join the

National Capital Lyme &

Tick-Borne Disease Association

for their

1st annual 5k for Lyme Disease!

All proceeds will be used for Lyme disease education


Come together to run for a great cause!

South Run Park

Springfield, VA

Saturday, May 16th

5K 8:30AM

Kids 1K Fun Run 8:45AM

Register online at

Or race-day from 7-8:15AM

Sportscience dry-fit shirts, great prizes, refreshments!

A Family event for all ages!

Sponsored by NatCap Lyme and Pacers Running Shops


The best way to spread the word about Lyme Disease in our area is to let people know about the first annual Lyme Disease 5K. Here are some ways you can recruit some runners:

  • Print some fliers (we like to print on neon green paper to catch people’s eye)
  • Post fliers at local grocery stores, running shops, gyms, coffee shops and anywhere you know families and runners congregate
  • Post fliers at local schools, parks, running clubs and groups you participate in
  • Any place you go that has a bulletin board or a place to advertise, leave them a copy of our flier
  • Send e-mails to friends and family advertising the 5K with a link to our online registration site,
  • Advertise at your church, or as an alumni at your former school
  • Word of Mouth is the best form of advertising, TELL EVERYONE!

We look forward to supporting the Lyme Disease community here in Washington! Let’s work together to spread the word about Lyme!


Race Director

POST- I just wanted to post that the National Capital Lyme Disease Association is hosting their 1st Annual 5K for Lyme Disease at South Run Park Springfield, VA Saturday, May 16th - 5K starts at 8:30 am and a Kids 1K Fun Run starts at 8:45am. All proceeds willd irectly help people suffering from Lyme Disease IN OUR AREA! If you know anyone in the area who would like to participate in the run they can register online at or on race-day from 7-8:15 am. The flyer was in my LLMD's office and I think this would be great for Lymies to at least go out there to meet others and to thank the supporters. The flyer says there will be Sportscience dry-fit shirts, great prizes, refreshments! A Family event for all ages! What a WONDERFUL thing that NatCap Lyme and Pacers Running Shops is doing! There is plenty of things to do at the park! They have a Carousel and miniature train for the little ones, an ice cream parlor, trails and mini-golf. I hope I can meet some of my fellow Virginia/Maryland/Washington DC Lymies!

POST- BUMMER! I went out to the park,,, got there at nine and couldn't find where the people were gathered at. Was is postponed because of weather? I was so disappointed!