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Lexington Lyme Disease Support Group Joins National Capital Lyme Association

Rockbridge Resident Ellen Douty Appointed To NatCapLyme Board

National Capital Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Association is pleased to announce that the Lexington Lyme Disease Support Group will be joining our organization and becoming the Lexington Chapter of the Association.

NatCapLyme welcomes this dedicated group into its family of support and advocacy chapters. The Lexington Lyme Disease Support Group meets the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the The Old Courthouse meeting room, 2 South Main Street, Lexington, VA. The meeting room entrance is at rear of building with handicap accessibility.

The support group is led by Rockbridge residents Ellen Douty and Adrienne Hall-Bodie. Ellen Douty has also been elected as a board member of NatCapLyme. Her background in teaching, marketing and promotion, and as a business owner will serve her well for leading and supporting Lyme patients and caregivers. Having had Lyme for over 15 years, she is passionate about Lyme support. She can be contacted atellen.douty@gmail.com

Adrienne Hall-Bodie is a former teacher and retired after 20 years as administrative assistant at Washington and Lee University. She is an avid hiker and horseback rider, who recently discovered she has had Lyme for several years. Adrienne can be contacted at bodie@rockbridge.net Webpage is www.natcaplyme.org

Lyme disease has become endemic in Virginia with Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell forming a task force on the problem.

Members of the Lexington Lyme Disease Support Group and NatCapLyme will be traveling to Harrisonburg on March 15 to attend the first Public Patient Forum on Lyme Disease at JMU from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to speak on obstacles patients encounter when trying to get treatment. A Public Patient Forum will also be held in Roanoke that evening.

Information on the Virginia Lyme Task Force can be found at this website sites.google.com/site/virginialyme/task-force/task-force-info

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