Lyme Disease does not discriminate. It has no boundaries. It does not respect limits. It is an equal opportunity infector. Lyme Disease affects over 300,000 people a year in the US and new infections are growing at an alarming rate. Yet, Lyme Disease receives less than $30 million per year in federal funding for research. In contrast, Congress has appropriated $1.1 billion for research on the Zika virus, which affects less than 1,000 Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control1.
The Faces of Lyme Disease Campaign, sponsored by the Wayne County Lyme Disease Task Force, seeks to let those who suffer from Lyme Disease know that they are not alone. Together we can help educate the community, increase awareness in our schools and provide support for those suffering in silence.
Please join us by submitting your photo* to The Faces of Lyme Disease campaign
NOTE: If possible, please make sure your photo is from the shoulders up – we are requesting headshot photos.
*By submitting your photo to the Wayne County Lyme Disease Task Force, you hereby grant permission to use your likeness in a photograph (name will not be published) in any and/or all of the Wayne County Lyme Disease Task Force’s publications. You acknowledge that your participation is voluntary and you will receive no financial compensation.
1Barrett, D. (2018, January 04). NY lawmakers #GetTickedOff campaign against Lyme disease. Retrieved January 25, 2018, from https://www.lymedisease.org/barrett-gettickedoff