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Take A Bite Out of Lyme Disease

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BENEFITING: NATIONAL CAPITAL LYME DISEASE ASSOCIATION

EVENT: Giving Tuesday 2013

EVENT DATE: Mar 28, 2015

Amy Fitzgerald

THE STORY:

I am raising money for the National Capital Lyme Disease Association (NCLDA).

This is My Lyme Disease Story and Why this Cause is So Important: http://twinglesmom.blogspot.com/2013/12/giving-tuesday.html

Fall 2013 ~ the CDC announced that there are 300,000 confirmed cases of Lyme Disease in the United States. Lyme Disease does not discriminate. It can attack anyone. No one is immune.

I am a long distance runner battling chronic Lyme Disease. I am running a 100 mile race - the Umstead 100 Miler on March 28th, near Raleigh, NC, to raise money for the National Capital Lyme Disease Association! By running this race, I want to raise awareness about Lyme Disease, to bring hope to those battling Lyme Disease and to raise money to fund research for a cure for this crippling, chronic illness.

I consider running to be my "natural" antibiotic and it allows me to live a life free of pain. However, most individuals suffering from Lyme Disease battle daily chronic pain and fatigue. If Lyme Disease is left untreated, it will cause neurological symptoms.

On 11/23/13, I did something that my doctor said is unheard of with individual's battle Lyme Disease. I ran and finished the JFK 50 Miler as a fundraiser for the NCLDA. http://natcaplyme.org/special-events/50th-anniversary-jfk-50-mile.html

I am challenging myself to run 100 miles so that I might be able to help someone battling Lyme Disease!

Will you please help me "Take A Bite Out of Lyme Disease?" Please donate today using the CrowdRise link and let's find a cure to this disease that is destroying lives.

Thank You!!  Amy

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$640

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  • Amy Fitzgerald

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32% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $640 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Eric

Eric

4 years ago

Mona and Jim Lampe

Mona and Jim Lampe

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Laura Mattis

Laura Mattis

4 years ago

David Johnson

David Johnson

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Chaiya Mohanty Ortiz

Chaiya Mohanty Ortiz

Tribute to Amy Tan, one of my favorite authors and suffering from Lyme disease 4 years ago

Madeline Sobol

Madeline Sobol

In honor of my daughter Madeline who's also struggles with finding her way through the Lyme maze. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Amy Fitzgerald

Amy Fitzgerald

DONATION: $50

"Taking A Bite out of Lyme, One Race at a Time!!" #BattlingLymeDisease #LongDistanceRunner 4 years ago

Ariane Machin

Ariane Machin

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago