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Arthritis-like joint pain. Debilitating headaches. Muscle weakness and paralysis. Irregular heartbeat. Severe fatigue. Central nervous system complications. These are all symptoms of Lyme disease that, if not treated early, can last a lifetime. Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the U.S. and Western Europe. With an estimated 300,000 new cases contracted each year in the U.S., there are more new cases of Lyme disease reported in the U.S. than hepatitis, HIV, colon cancer or breast cancer each year. To end the suffering from this preventable disease, Project Lyme was founded to educate populations across the nation about how they can prevent and detect Lyme disease because: • prevention is the cure! Diseases that are not contracted do not need to be diagnosed or cured • detecting Lyme disease early, when it is most successfully treatable, is critical • current testing methods are inaccurate and yield a false negative result nearly 60% of the time • Many individuals are not aware of the symptoms of Lyme disease and often do not recall being bitten With your help, we can save countless individuals from suffering the devastating effects of Lyme disease. Your donation will support Project Lyme’s multi-channel national education campaign geared towards moms and millennials to spread the message and talk about ticks before they contract Lyme disease. Thank you for time and consideration to support Project Lyme.